Elon University

Elon, NC

Elon University

Elon, NC

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The leader in student success

Elon University students are ambitious, creative, and determined problem solvers who are passionate about making the world a better place. Elon is a midsize private university with 6,196 undergraduate and 795 graduate students from 47 states and 53 other countries. The four-year graduation rate of 79% ranks in the top 8% of US private universities. Elon is one of only seven private universities in the country with accredited schools of business, communications, education, law, and health sciences, plus a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

Elon is ranked #1 in study abroad by the Institute of International Education. Seventy-eight percent of graduates have at least one international study experience, 89% complete internships, 49% hold leadership positions, and 23% of students work with faculty mentors on undergraduate research projects.

Elon’s four-year Engineering program offers a blend of rigorous engineering courses with a strong foundation in the arts and sciences. This distinctive approach produces graduates who are in high demand in the profession.

Students live in eight residential neighborhoods designed for various stages of their college career. More than 280 student organizations provide opportunities to get involved on campus. Student Professional Development Center counselors work with students to create personal development plans, and a robust Elon Network of employers, alumni, and parents provide connections to internships and career opportunities.

Elon leads the nation in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings of academic programs that “focus on student success.” The Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation’s 381 “Best Colleges” and the #1 “Best-Run College.” Poets & Quants ranks Elon’s undergraduate Business program among the top 50 in the nation, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Elon a “best value” private university.

Elon’s historic 656-acre campus in central North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden and includes the 56-acre Elon University Forest, a land preserve and natural area for scientific research, and Loy Farm, a center for environmental research and sustainability that includes a solar farm.

Elon is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The Phoenix compete in 17 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports in NCAA Division I (FCS football). In addition, Elon offers 18 intramural and 21 club sports.

Campus visit
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Ranked the #1 school for study abroad for 15 consecutive years | The Institute of International Education

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

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Ranked the #1 “Best-Run” college in the nation with the #1 “Most Beautiful Campus,” and the #2 among study abroad programs | The Princeton Review, 2020

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Only university in the nation recognized for excellence in all eight academic programs for “Focus on Student Success” | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked among the top 100 national universities, and ranked #2 for "Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching" and #11 for "Innovation" | U.S. News & World Report

Elong Engineering At A Glance

Elon offers a four-year degree in Engineering in addition to its dual-degree program.

Engineering programs
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering
   - Biomedical concentration
   - Computing concentration

To learn more about Elon’s Engineering programs, visit elon.edu/engineering.

The Innovation Quad on Elon’s campus will be a unique center for learning, creativity, research, discovery, and design. Expected to open in the spring of 2022, the IQ is the future home of Elon’s Engineering program and the Department of Physics and will also include a workshop, prefabrication and design hub, the most advanced engineering equipment, a dynamic space for prototyping, an astrophysics lab, and a virtual reality classroom.

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