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!

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.

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.

May 2022 Events at Elon University

1. Facebook Live Session: May 5, 4 PM EDT: 
Multifaith Programs at Elon
Elon has a vibrant set of religious, spiritual, and philosophical communities, including support for more traditional religious identities (Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu), yoga and meditation, interfaith community, and a group for secular students and atheists. Learn more about our Organizations and Programs. 

2. Facebook Live Session: May 12, 4 PM EDT
Jewish Life at Elon
Hillel is at the center of Jewish life on Elon's campus—a place to make new friends, learn more about spirituality, or grab a bite to eat! Our community is vibrant and diverse. Our Jewish students come from various backgrounds, religiously and culturally, and we come together on Elon’s campus to share meaningful experiences and have tons of fun. Join us to learn more!

3. Facebook Live Session: May 18, 4 PM EDT
Phoenix Athletics: Catch the Spirit!
The Phoenix Athletics program at Elon is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association and competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, fielding 17 varsity teams in 11 sports. Join us to learn more about the fall 2022 schedule, game traditions and the outstanding athletic venues on campus.

4. Facebook Live Session: May 25, 4 PM EDT
Research: Health Equity and Racism (H.E.R.) Lab
Elon's Health, Equity and Racism (H.E.R.) Lab aims to address area health disparities as its work examining healthcare systems and outcomes in marginalized communities advances. Join us to learn more! 

5. Facebook Live Session: May 26, 4 PM EDT
Elon’s Secondary School Education Program
Elon's teacher education program emphasizes practical hands-on experience in classrooms as well as educational theory and pedagogy. Students enrolled in secondary education courses can work closely with the local schools and community agencies through a variety of partnerships. Join us to learn more!

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Elon’s Physician Assistant program pushes you out of your comfort zone. When it came time for clinical practice, the learning curve was less daunting.”

    • Mark Benning ’19
  • “Elon offered Physical Therapy students the opportunity to study abroad and give back to the local community through pro bono services.”

    • Kailey Trieger ’19
  • “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