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Elon University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

5,709 Students

67% Admitted

  • 6,791 full time
  • 279 part time
  • 2,267 men full time
  • 3,163 women full time
  • 9,079 applied
  • 5,252 admitted
  • 1,417 enrolled

6,045 Undergraduates

$32,685 Tuition/Year

  • 677 Graduates
  • $32,685 in state
  • $419 fees
  • $12,230 room & board
  • $900 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southeast Mid-size suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Four-one-four plan
School Colors: Maroon and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Brian from Burlington, NC
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  • overall, elon university is a great school in which you will obtain all the resources you need to succeed. from the impeccable environment, rigorous classes, clubs/organizations and people on campus,…

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  • Kirby from Doylestown, PA
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  • Elon University is the most amazing environment for learning and growing as a person. Not only is the campus gorgeous, but the programs offered at Elon are outstanding. Their emphasis…

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  • Vicky from Wilmington, NC
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  • Elon is an amazing school. The academic environment is great, encouraging, and inspiring. The social environment is welcoming, everyone is nice and helpful.…

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  • Sidney from Henderson, NC
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  • Elon University is a school that offers a range of opportunities. If you love being engaged, and getting hands on access then this is the school for you. They do…

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  • Erin from Holliston, MA
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  • Elon is a beautiful campus with greta academics. It is growing in prestige everyday, and as so much to offer. The students that leave Elon are well rounded, hard workers…

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Mission Statement

Elon University embraces its founders' vision of an academic community that transforms mind, body, and spirit and encourages freedom of thought and liberty of conscience.

To fulfill this vision, Elon University acts upon these commitments:

a. We nurture a rich intellectual community characterized by active student engagement with a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly accomplishment.

b. We provide a dynamic and challenging undergraduate curriculum grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by distinctive professional and graduate programs.

c. We integrate learning across the disciplines and put knowledge into practice, thus preparing students to be global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good.

d. We foster respect for human differences, passion for a life of learning, personal integrity, and an ethic of work and service.

Elon University
  • Located in Elon, NC
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 5,709 students enrolled
  • 67% admitted
  • $32,685 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 3
  • Ellena from Charlotte, NC
  • I am a current student here

    I'm still not sure whether or not it's all in my head, but sometimes I get the feeling that I'm not welcome here because I am a minority. Although there is a multicultural center and a minority mentoring program, I believe that those things separate the minority students from everyone else more than it helps bring everyone together.

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  • Rebekah from Charlotte, NC
  • I am a current student here

    Elon has a lot of events on campus but not too many non-Greek events off campus. Theater Arts Program is wonderful! You will enjoy seeing its productions; I saw RENT this year. The Student Union Board hosts concerts every fall and spring and weekly movies on the lawn are always fun. Transportation is a problem though so having a car will help you get around town and to Burlington for other activities.

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  • 5
  • Quinn from New Cumberland, PA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The campus is beautiful, the weather is amazing, and the atmosphere seems really awesome. I was down for a weekend baseball series and the crowds were big, everyone was enthusiastic. Driving around campus there were bar-b-ques and students just hanging out having fun.

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  • Jane from NH
  • I am a current student here

    This is the most beautiful campus and it is remarkable how every building looks brand-new. The climate is great- not too cold and not to hot but definitely not predictable! Students come from all over the country yet a large majority are from North Carolina. Coming from the Northeast, the southern setting makes for wonderful hospitality and a slower, more relaxed pace of life. Students are friendly and out-going, professors are knowledgeable and caring and there is always something going on if you are willing to look around.

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  • 5
  • Xadiex from Knightdale, NC
  • I am a current student here

    Elon University is always very lively. The students and faculty are terribly friendly and you'll almost always see a group of smiling faces willing to greet you on your way to class or to the various dinning halls. The dorms (especially Danieley and the Colonnades) are fantastic and you can find yourself satisfied no matter where you're located. If you're a quiet person, you can find a variety of facilities open on the campus that have a sincerely dedicated aura of solitude like the Belk Library. If you're a more lively, out-going person, there are numerous opportunities to hang out in groups, chat at any of the areas on campus (the Danieley Center Commons, Octagon Cafe and McEwen theater seem to be popular), and even go about playing video games in each others dorms (with permission of course).

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