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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,101
   Women 770 (69.9%)
   Men 331 (30.1%)
Graduate Students 86
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 533 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 520 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
22-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $55,050
  Tuition and Fees $41,900
  Room and Board $12,000
Average Percent of Need Met 73%
Average Freshman Award $30,560
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Not reported
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 67
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Elmira Population 28,899
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 88% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Soaring Eagle
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