Elon University

Elon, NC

Elon University

Elon, NC

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A national leader in student success

Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, putting an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious, and compassionate—inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem solvers.

Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The University’s 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states (about 24% from North Carolina) and 47 countries, and the four-year graduation rate of 79% ranks in the top 6% in the nation.

Elon also ranks among the top 100 national universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. The University is also the only one in the nation recognized by U.S. News & World Report for excellence in all eight academic programs for “Focus on Student Success”—included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities as well as #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.

Global engagement is central to the Elon experience, with 78% of students having at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research, or service. Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, DC, Hawai’i, Alaska, and other locations.

The University is comprised of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina.


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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 #1 “best-run” college in the nation, with #1 “most beautiful campus” and #2 ranked study abroad program in 2020 college guide.

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Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News & World Report for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.”

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Elon among the top-100 National, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation.


Bachelor’s degrees
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering
- Biomedical concentration
- Computing concentration
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing*

Accelerated degrees
• Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing*
• Accelerated 3+1 Business dual degree
• Physician Assistant Studies and Physical Therapy accelerated programs (Students complete undergraduate courses in three and a half years with the opportunity for admission into PA and PT programs in the final semester.)

Dual degrees
• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Master of Science in Business Analytics
• Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Accounting
• Engineering dual degree

For more information about Elon’s Engineering programs, visit elon.edu/engineering.

To learn more about Accelerated Pathways, visit elon.edu/accelerated-pathways.

* Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the North Carolina Board of Nursing

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