Elon University

Elon, NC

Elon University

Elon, NC

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Experiential learning, outstanding teaching & mentoring, and an excellent four-year graduation rate make Elon University a top-100 National University. Elon has built a reputation as a university like no other. Our remarkable growth is tied to two central beliefs: students learn most deeply through engaged, hands-on experiences; and students’ lives are transformed through personal relationships with faculty and staff whose first priorities are teaching and mentoring. Now, in a time of fundamental change, Elon University has emerged as the leader in defining what matters most in a college education. Schedule a visit or check us out virtually today!

Study hard. Play hard.
Balance is important. So, join a club (we have more than 284 options). Have fun playing sand volleyball. Grab dinner with friends in downtown Elon. Tee off at the driving range. Dance your heart out at ElonTHON.   

Learning happens everywhere.
Classrooms, labs, studios, theaters, residence halls, club sports fields, faculty offices, dining halls, brick sidewalks, fitness centers, student organization offices, lounges, cultural events, coffee shops and, of course, the library. We have 25 living-learning communities, a forest, a farm and two maker hubs—just some of the innovative learning spaces on campus. 

Relationships that will change your life.
Relationships matter at Elon. Engage with faculty mentors who provide support and encouragement in and out of the classroom. Seek the advice of peers as you consider tough questions and weigh major decisions. Connect with alumni who help propel your career success. The people you meet at Elon become part of your lifelong network. 

Roll up your sleeves and challenge yourself.
What’s the best way to learn? By doing. That’s why an Elon education is filled with hands-on learning in the classroom, in the lab and on the job. Our signature program, the Elon Experiences, enhances your academic plan through service, internships, research, leadership, and study abroad. 

Venture beyond.
Global study at Elon includes 100+ study abroad and Study USA programs. Expand your worldview, and you’ll be changed forever. Study abroad for a one-month Winter Term, a semester, a summer, or an academic year. While abroad, many Elon students pursue research, service, and internships. 

Prepare for success.
Elon partners with an expansive network of employers who recruit students for internships and full-time positions. Student Professional Development Center counselors work with students beginning in their first year to create personal development plans, résumés and strong networking skills. 

A culture of inclusion.
Students do their deepest and most significant critical thinking when they’re immersed in a diverse learning environment. That’s why Elon cultivates a campus climate that includes and engages everyone. Think big. Engage in deep conversations about the experiences that make you unique. Find common ground. Push boundaries. Create positive change. Elon.edu/diversity

Reach higher.
Elon is a member of the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association, which includes other top universities. Elon offers 18 intramural and 21 club sports. Unleash the pride, spirit, and strength of the Phoenix. Student-athletes soar to success on the field and in the classroom and give you plenty of reasons to cheer.

We hope you visit soon!
Experience Elon your way and decide if it is right for you! Information sessions and tours are offered in-person and virtually weekdays and most Saturday mornings. Plan your visit elon.edu/visit.

An Elon education is an investment for a lifetime.
Elon has never favored the “high price, high discount” model found at other top private universities. We understand that the cost of a college education is daunting for most families. So, Elon has adopted three strategies that favor students and consistently earn top “best-value” rankings—a reasonable total price, an average 79% four-year graduation rate and using tuition to fund what is most important—learning. 

Merit scholarships and grants.
Scholarships and grants—money that does not have to be repaid—are naturally the most sought-after type of assistance. Elon offers merit-based scholarships; talent-based scholarships; and exceptional need- and merit-based scholarships. Visit elon.edu/finaid to learn more about the various options available to students.

Learning and living on the nation’s most beautiful campus.
As a designated botanical garden with splendid vistas, brick pathways and classic architectural design, Elon is regularly recognized for having the nation’s most beautiful campus. This is an environment designed for human interactions that promote collaboration and community.

With a four-hour course structure and an innovative one-month Winter Term, students have more time for experiential learning. All classes are taught by faculty scholars who are deeply committed to their vocation of teaching. Their dedication extends beyond the classroom as they form mentoring relationships with students that last a lifetime.

The national leader in global engagement, with 16 straight years of #1 rankings in study abroad.
A global perspective is central to an Elon education. From their first-year Global Experience courses to their senior seminars, students gain a deeper understanding of people, societies, and environments around the world. Elon has 100+ programs in 50+ countries.

Thinking beyond graduation starts from day one.
From their first year, students prepare résumés, create career plans, and connect with employers. More than 95% of the class of 2022 was employed, in graduate school or doing volunteer services within nine months of graduation. When you graduate, you’ll join our 35K alumni who are working and making a difference across the globe.


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For 15 straight years, Elon has earned a #1 ranking for study abroad by the Institute of International Education.

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance names Elon one of the nation’s top 30 “Best Value” private universities and #5 among private schools in the Southeast and Mid-South.

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The Princeton Review ranks Elon a "Best Value College" and #9 among private colleges for internships.

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For the eighth straight year, Elon is the only college or university ranked in the top 20 in all eight categories of academic programs linked to student success and positive learning outcomes—“Focused on Student Success.” | U.S. News & World Report

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Elon among the top-100 National, with a #1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #6 for innovation.

Engineering at Elon University

The Elon Engineering Program provides a distinctive undergraduate curriculum that combines foundational courses in the arts and sciences with engineering courses. We offer a dual degree program and a BS degree program. Our undergraduate students graduate as well-rounded, articulate and highly educated engineers who are best prepared to tackle the complex problems facing our world. Learn more.

Virtual Information Sessions – for prospective students

Learn about the Elon Experiences, student life, and how and why Elon’s Student Professional Development Center launches graduates to success. 30-minutes.
Schedule a virtual session.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Everyone at Elon is invested in the success of its students and works to make our college experience the best it can possibly be. That’s what I love most about being at Elon.”

    • Natalie Green '21
  • “It’s not just about the in-class opportunities at Elon but everything from traveling to doing research to working on short films. I learned so much.”

    • Jared Mayerson ’20
  • “Elon is a place where I could grow, learn, and apply my passion for innovation while fulfilling my social purpose. Every experience I had at Elon shaped the person I am today.”

    • Ethan Kaufmann ’20