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Elmira College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 398 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 23 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

74% Women
26% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Empire Eight

  • Basketball

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $42,288)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $42,048)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 16 12 - Yes
Field Hockey - 31 - -
Golf 11 8 - -
Ice Hockey 30 24 - Yes
Lacrosse 27 22 - -
Soccer 26 24 - Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Tennis 11 12 - Yes
Volleyball 8 13 - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.4%
Hispanic 1.4%
Non-resident alien 3.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 29.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 62.0%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 3

Notable Alumni

  • Ellen S. Tifft, poet and novelist
  • Fay Kanin, screenwriter/author/producer and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Lena Gilbert Ford, lyricist "Keep the Home Fires Burning"
  • Sheila Williams, editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine
  • Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, co-founder of National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • William Clinton, comedian/writer who penned the comedy "Yukan Doit High: Murder Mystery"
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jessica from Elmira, NY
  • 3
  • the freshman dorms are split up into social groups and stereotypes for the most part. towers is the loudest building on campus, especially on the lower floors, and dorms like…

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  • Blaine from Elmira, NY
  • 3
  • the dorms are well-kept by the campus staff and are not in need of serious repairs; however, some small things may be damaged and are replacable. …

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  • Stephanie from Cicero, NY
  • 4
  • The dorms range from older buildings to practically brand new, but they all offer the classic dorm life situation. You will have a resident assistant on your floor to help…

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  • Kaitlynn from Phillipsburg, NJ
  • 5
  • I stayed overnight in a dorm with some of last year's freshmen and loved the experience. the rooms and accomidations wer clan and comfortable and all were welcoming and eventful.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • elizabeth from corning, ny
  • I am a current student here

    price is okay, and having a starbucks is great, but the hot food lines are not so great. if you're a very picky eater, you might have an issue here.

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  • 2
  • Shannon from Cortland, NY
  • I am a current student here

    When I first started at Elmira, dinning services seemed like a dream, but as I have stayed here it has gotten worse. Over breaks the Orkin man constantly is making a visit. Mice and cockroaches have been here and Elmira College is known for having the worst infestation in Chemung County. The school also has raised the prices of food dramatically, meaning that people are out of money weeks before the end of the semester, finding their own way to get food. But on the brightside Elmira does allow you to use your meal card at Buffalo Wild Wings and a local resturant.

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  • 3
  • Kaitlyn from NY
  • I am a past student here

    It is not that bad, there are different types of dining areas to eat that provide a variety of foods. They allow for you to purchase food from a close grocery store if you have a specific eating choice (vegetarian or gluten free).

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  • 4
  • CT
  • I am a current student here

    The food is alright, its not terrible but its also not fantastic. Dining services is good for the most part.

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  • 4
  • Recent Alum from NY
  • I am a past student here

    The food and dining options have rapidly progressed from my freshman year to my senior year. We have a typical dining hall complete with a salad bar, a subway-style sandwich bar, a taco bar at night and pasta bar at dinner, a smaller late-night type food area, a small grocery store, and a higher-end restaurant within the dining hall. They offer a good variety of foods throughout the week and are always looking for student input.

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  • 3
  • Cole from St.Johnsbury, VT
  • I am a current student here

    The food is good and you have 4 choices in the Campus Center, but the repetitive menu gets boring at times. There is the main dining hall with a salad bar, hot food line, and deli line. You can also order from the grill. There is a restaurant-style room downstairs where student workers will wait on you. Next door there is a late-night venue with pizza, fries, and chicken tenders. Upstairs is a more expensive restaurant to eat at when you have extra money on your meal card. There is also a convenience store upstairs in the Campus Center where you can buy most drinks and snacks with your meal card.

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  • 4
  • Eva from Syracuse, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Nothing is better than home cooking however, Elmira does a fine job in supporting everyone's needs. For example, my roommate is vegetarian and she is able to find lots of different variates for her to choose from. There is also four different places on campus to get food from, which gives the students a wide range to choose from as well.

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  • 3
  • Mallori from Gregory, MI
  • I am a current student here

    Vegan and gluten free options are not as abundant as the growing population needs them to be, but the school is becoming better at giving more options.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Recent Alum from NY
  • I am a past student here

    We have none! Because our school is so small, there is no need for Greek Life at Elmira College.

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  • 0
  • Tia from Clyde, NY
  • I am a current student here

    We don't have sororities or fraternities but I like that, it makes for a less separated community.

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