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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
6,277
Undergraduate
Students
(60.3%) 3,786 Women
(39.7%) 2,491 Men
811
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 10,500 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 10

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.99
SAT Math
616 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
624 average
590-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$54,552
Tuition and Fees
$37,921
Room and Board
$13,131
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Freshman Award
$19,972
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$32,028
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
446
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.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
5.6% Black/African-American
6.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.5% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students
2.1% from 47 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
81.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
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