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Elon Admissions Information

Elon University
Elon, NC (map)


Located in North Carolina’s city of the same name, Elon University is a private liberal arts school that was named one of the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report. It is recognized by the National Survey of Student Engagement as one of the most effective universities for engaging its students in learning. Elon is organized into five schools and colleges, and undergraduates are able to choose from over 50 majors. The university also offers an Honors Program, which features discussion-based classes and an especially motivated academic community. Classes on campus all have a hands-on component and faculty serve as mentors who work closely with students in small classes. Outside of the classroom, students engage in internships, volunteer work, and undergraduate research while 70% of Elon students study abroad. Elon offers the resources of a university in a small, close-knit community.

Elon offers more than 140 student clubs and organizations, which includes intramural teams and club sports, allowing students many ways to get involved. Greek life represents 35% of the student body and is a significant part of the social scene on campus. Elon is also twenty minutes from the city of Greensboro and within an hour's drive of major universities, such as Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest.



Basic Info

Main Address: 2700 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244-2010
Phone Number: (336) 278-2000  
Website: www.elon.edu  


Type of school: Private, liberal arts  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: Division I, intramural, and club sports  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 5,032  
Percent out-of-state: 75%  
Percent international: 2.32%  
Female to Male ratio: 51:49  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 13:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Commerce
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC (Air Force, Army)
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Women's Housing
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Men's Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Special Housing For International Students
Campus ministries
Concert band
Literary magazine
Model U.N.
Musical theater
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra
Choral groups
Film society
International students
Marching band
Music ensembles
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station

Fun Facts

  • Voted #1, School Runs Like Butter
  • Named one of the nation's most beautiful campuses

Admissions Information

With a 49% acceptance rate, Elon University has a selective admissions process, though it is not brutally competitive. Selecting officials cite an applicant's school achievement record, which includes academic GPA and the rigor of the curriculum, as the most important factor in admission. This is followed by his or her standardized test scores. Elon also values a prospective student's extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, talent, volunteer and work experience, personal statement, and alumni relation. Also considered are an applicant's personal qualities, class rank, state residency, status as a first-generation college student, and level of interest.

Admissions address: 2700 Campus Box
100 Campus Drive
Elon, NC 27244-2010
Phone number: (336) 278-3566  
Fax number: (336) 278-7699  
Admissions Website: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/admissions/  
Email: admissions@elon.edu  
Contact Person: Greg Zaiser, Dean of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 9,041  
Percent of applicants admitted: 49%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 10  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1 (Early Decision); November 10 (Early Action)  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Essay
Academic transcript
Secondary school report
Teacher evaluation

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (with writing)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5183  
ACT code: 3096  
Learn more about other North And South Carolina schools:
Clemson   Wake Forest   UNC  

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