Elon College, founded in 1889, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its five "core experiences" (service, leadership, study abroad, undergraduate research and internship) comprise the Elon Experiences and are recorded on a special transcript. Elon ranks number one among master's-level institutions in the nation in percentage of students who study abroad: 42% of the class of 1998, compared to 1% nationally. 76% completed internships, compared to 26% nationally. 65% of all students volunteered more than 50,000 hours of service, compared to 17% nationally. 21% of all students hold leadership roles. Elon's 502-acre campus is located west of North Carolina's primary high-tech region, the Research Triangle.

Website: www.elon.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,045
Undergraduate
Students
(59.6%) 3,604 Women
(40.4%) 2,441 Men
746
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
67% of 9,623 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 10

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.00
SAT Math
560-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
618 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$51,049
Tuition and Fees
$35,319
Room and Board
$12,230
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Freshman Award
$19,117
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,625
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
433
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Elon Population
9,513
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
64% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Phoenix
Sororities
39% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
5.6% Black/African-American
6.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.5% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students
2.3% from 58 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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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 required

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December
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: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2700 Campus Box
City, State, Zip
Elon, NC 27244-2010
Phone
(336) 278-3566
Fax
(336) 538-3986
E-mail
admissions@elon.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 10
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 20
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 1 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
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

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
 
Other
Counselor evaluation form required for freshmen
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
67% of 9,623 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 6,332 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 3,291 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,648 (26%) of 6,402 admitted students enrolled
Women
986 (25%) of 3,908 admitted students enrolled
Men
662 (27%) of 2,494 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
99% of 378 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
63% of 6,196 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
2,117
Students Accepting Wait List Position
695
Students Admitted From Wait List
153

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.00
3.75 and Above
65%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
618 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
31%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
23%
Score of 24 - 29
63%
Score of 18 - 23
14%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
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: 54%
Top half: 89%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$51,049
Tuition and Fees
$35,319
Room and Board
$12,230
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$2,600
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
admissions@elon.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002927
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,083 (63.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
674 (61.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
666 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
107 (18.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$19,117
Need-Based Gift
Received by 581 (89.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,516
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 543 (83.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,579
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 330 (62.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
395 (28.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,895

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,841 (45.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,020 (71.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,995 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
347 (17.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$20,456
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,807 (90.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,920
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,640 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,335
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,023 (51.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,442 (22.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,020

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
35%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,625
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private 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 achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
3,056
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
161
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
176
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Veterans
Number of Awards
189
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,374
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Technology
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, 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
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
433
Part-Time Faculty
166
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
62%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 45% 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
1,799,602
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1200
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


Elon Population
9,513
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh
Campus Size
656 acres

Weather

Temperature
26.6 average low in January, 83.6 average high in September
Rain
112 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Burlington
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Burlington

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
64% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
36%
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
Student Transport Service (Safe Rides)

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Phoenix
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x   x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball   x
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, field hockey, rugby, swimming and diving, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, swimming and diving, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, rock climbing, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, elon volunteers, student media, intramural athletics, religious life, habitat for humanity
Sororities
39% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,045
Women
3,604 (59.6%)
Men
2,441 (40.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,885
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
5.6% Black/African-American
6.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.5% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students.
2.3% from 58 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
746

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
83%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
84.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
77%
Average Starting Salary
77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3.4%
Arts and Sciences 7%
Education 3.7%
Other 1.9%

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