Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst, founded in 1871, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 38-acre campus, a designated arboretum, is located in a suburb of Chicago, 16 miles west of the Loop.

Website: www.elmhurst.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,875
Undergraduate
Students
(60.9%) 1,752 Women
(39.1%) 1,123 Men
608
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 3,645 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.48
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$51,200
Tuition and Fees
$37,055
Room and Board
$10,366
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$26,913
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,925
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
153
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 38% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Elmhurst Population
45,556
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bluejays
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.0% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
20.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.8% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students
0.0% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 1 2
Social Studies 2 3
History 1 2
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
190 Prospect Avenue
City, State, Zip
Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296
Phone
(630) 617-3400
Fax
(630) 617-5501
E-mail
admit@elmhurst.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 3,645 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 2,218 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 1,427 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
635 (25%) of 2,571 admitted students enrolled
Women
372 (23%) of 1,600 admitted students enrolled
Men
263 (27%) of 971 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
92% of 1162 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.48
3.75 and Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
24%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
49%
Score of 12 - 17
8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 49%
Top half: 77%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$51,200
Tuition and Fees
$37,055
Room and Board
$10,366
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,579
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001676
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
455 (91.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
410 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
410 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
108 (26.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$26,913
Need-Based Gift
Received by 410 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,787
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 328 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,041
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 92 (22.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
45 (9.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,122

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,306 (83.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,130 (92.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,130 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
391 (18.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$27,497
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,130 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,917
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,843 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,835
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 240 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
174 (6.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,901

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,925
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
2,565
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
150
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
1,001
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$611
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
153
Part-Time Faculty
228
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
33%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 38% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
800
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Database Systems
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Nursing--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Elmhurst Population
45,556
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Campus Size
38 acres

Weather

Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Norridge
Nearest Train Station
Elmhurst

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
68%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bluejays
School Colors
Navy blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Bowling x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Bowling x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, programming board and student government, theater and music groups, black student union, residence life groups, hablamos
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,875
Women
1,752 (60.9%)
Men
1,123 (39.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,732
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.0% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
20.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.8% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students.
0.0% from 25 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
608

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Average Starting Salary
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 8%
Law 1%
Theology 1%
Medicine 2%
Education 3%

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