Elmira College

Elmira, NY

Elmira is a private, liberal arts college. Founded as a women's college in 1855, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 42-acre campus is located in a residential area of Elmira.

Website: www.elmira.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,101
Undergraduate
Students
(69.9%) 770 Women
(30.1%) 331 Men
86
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
82% of 2,096 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.22
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
22-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$55,050
Tuition and Fees
$41,900
Room and Board
$12,000
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$33,262
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,084
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
69
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Elmira Population
28,899
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
88% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Soaring Eagle
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.7% White
4.6% Unknown
International Students
4.5% from 12 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
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 not 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 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History 1  
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
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
One Park Place
City, State, Zip
Elmira, NY 14901
Phone
(607) 735-1724
Fax
(607) 735-1718
E-mail
admissions@elmira.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins November 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
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
November 1
Early Action Notification
October 31

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
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
82% of 2,096 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 1,405 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 691 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
252 (15%) of 1,722 admitted students enrolled
Women
167 (14%) of 1,156 admitted students enrolled
Men
85 (15%) of 566 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.22
3.75 and Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
33%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
22-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
50%
Score of 18 - 23
45%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 45%
Top half: 69%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$55,050
Tuition and Fees
$41,900
Room and Board
$12,000
Books and Supplies
$600
Other Expenses
$550
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, 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
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002718
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
193 (95.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
175 (90.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
175 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
42 (17.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$33,262
Need-Based Gift
Received by 175 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,508
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 135 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,570
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 35 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
29 (14.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,482

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
688 (88.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
640 (93.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
640 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
128 (18.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$33,285
Need-Based Gift
Received by 638 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,638
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 515 (82.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,648
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 105 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
99 (15.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,044

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,084
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
27.0%
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
 

Scholarships and Grants

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

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
642
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
11
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Previous College Experience, Siblings of Current Students, Twins, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
1,319
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,100
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Chemistry/chemical engineering with Clarkson University
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
69
Part-Time Faculty
91
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
39%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 67% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs

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
310,407
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
355
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Elmira Population
28,899
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
55 acres

Weather

Temperature
14.3 average low in January, 73.8 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Elmira
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
88% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
12%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

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
24-hour locked residence hall entrances

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Soaring Eagle
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Golf x   x  
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, equestrian sports, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, sab (student activities board), enactus, colleges against cancer (relay for life), orchesis, habitat for humanity
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,101
Women
770 (69.9%)
Men
331 (30.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
974
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.7% White
4.6% Unknown
International Students.
4.5% from 12 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
86

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
59.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
60.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 6%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 12%
Medicine 2%
Education 18%

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