Elon University

Elon, NC

Elon University

Elon, NC

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Tuition & Fees

$37,921

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,236
Declined 2,264
Total Received 10,500
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Private

6,277

undergraduate students

811

graduate students

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School Facts

Elon University, founded in 1889, is a selective, independent university. Its historic 656-acre campus is designated as a botanical garden and is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, east of Greensboro and northwest of Raleigh/Durham.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 7,088
Established in 1889
Coeducational Coeducational

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656-acre campus in Elon (population: 11,851), 20 miles east of Greensboro. Major airports serve Greensboro and Raleigh (40 miles); bus and train serve Burlington. School operates transportation to Greensboro and Raleigh airports before and after major holidays.

  • Metropolitan area: Raleigh
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Piedmont Triad International

Elon University
100 Campus Drive
Elon
27244

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
64%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Elon Volunteers
  • Student Media
  • Intramural Athletics
  • Religious Life
  • Habitat for Humanity

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Family Weekend
  • Fall Convocation

Fun Facts

  • New students at Elon University receive an acorn, and after graduating they receive an oak sapling. These woodsy gifts celebrate the beginning of their college careers and subsequent growth, respectively.
  • Furman Moseley, an Elon University alum, inspired the school's tradition of giving each graduate a sapling after he gave the graduating class of 1991 a redwood sapling, commemorating their future growth—as well as his career in timber.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Student Transport Service (Safe Rides)

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
84%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
57%
500-599
29%
400-499
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
50%
500-599
36%
400-499
3%
30-36
28%
24-29
56%
18-23
16%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 10
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.99

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,236
Declined 2,264
Total Received 10,500

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
interview
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 47
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Fencing, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Sand volleyball, Squash, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Fencing, Field hockey, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Sand volleyball, Squash, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Dance, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
Health Teacher Education
History, General
Human Services, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Technology
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Radio and Television
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

7,088

total students

19%

in-state

81%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

6,277
students

Female
60%
3,786

Male
40%
2,491

11%

811
students

Female
64%
522

Male
36%
289

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

6,079
students

Female
61%
3,685

Male
39%
2,394

4%

198
students

Female
52%
101

Male
48%
97

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 91%
Student 4 year graduation rate 82%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

65

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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