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 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!

Engineering at Elon
Elon's engineering program is a powerful blend of rigorous engineering courses combined with a strong foundation in the arts and sciences that will help students succeed in their careers. This distinctive approach to engineering produces graduates who are in high demand in the profession.

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, resumes and strong networking skills.

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.

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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 90% of the class of 2020 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 #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.

Elon’s Upcoming Events

1. Fall Open House – Saturday, Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This on-campus event offers an overview of academic programs and student life at Elon. Seeing is believing.  Experience Elon for yourself. Explore Elon’s outstanding academic programs, tour one of the most beautiful campuses in the U.S., enjoy a tasty lunch (on us) and conclude your day attending sessions of your choice with current students, faculty, deans, and staff on topics from diversity, access and inclusion to scholarship programs and opportunities.

50 Campus Drive, Elon, NC 27244

2. The Black Advance – Tuesday, Oct.19 – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
This virtual event will highlight Black student success at Elon with the chance to speak with current students, faculty, staff and young members of the Elon Black Alumni Network. This virtual program is focused on, but not limited to, students who identify as Black/African American and their families, to learn more about Elon’s Experiential Learning Requirement, and day-to-day life on campus as a Black student. You will have the option to speak with 1) current students and faculty about the classroom experience, 2) current students and staff about student life, clubs and organizations or 3) the future of Elon and your future after Elon with young members of the Elon Black Alumni Network.

3. ¡Viva Elon! – Thursday, Oct. 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
This virtual event will highlight Latinx/Hispanic student success at Elon with the chance to speak with current students, faculty, staff and young members of the Elon Latinx/Hispanic Alumni Network. This programming is intended for incoming admitted Latinx/Hispanic students and their families to learn more about Elon’s Experiential Learning Requirement, and day-to-day life on campus as a Latinx/Hispanic student. You will have the option to speak with 1) current students and faculty about the classroom experience, 2) current students and staff about student life, clubs and organizations or 3) the future of Elon and your future after Elon with young members of the Elon Latinx/Hispanic Alumni Network.

Esta programación está destinada para que los estudiantes latinx / hispanos aceptados y sus familias aprendan más sobre los requisitos de aprendizaje experiencial de Elon y la vida día-a-día en el campus como estudiante latinx/hispano. Tendrá la opción de hablar con 1) estudiantes y profesores actuales sobre la experiencia en el aula, 2) estudiantes y personal actuales sobre la vida estudiantil, clubes y organizaciones o 3) el futuro de Elon y su futuro después de Elon con miembros jóvenes de grupo de antiguos alumnos hispanos/latinx (ELHAN – Elon Latinx/Hispanic Alumni Network).

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Elon is exceptional in its ability to focus on the student to develop well-rounded individuals. The atmosphere encourages exploration of diverse interests. I was able to work on a number of research projects on campus.”

    • Jake Smith ’18
  • “I was able to see a project through from idea to actual prototype. I realized the excitement I have for developing products and making an impact in people lives.”

    • Skylar Barthelmes ’20