2,875
Students
Financial aid thermometer
27,497
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
70
70%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Elmhurst College Overview

Located in a beautiful suburb just minutes from Chicago, Elmhurst College combines the close-knit learning environment of a small school with the endless opportunities of a world-class city. Elmhurst ranks in the top 11 regional universities in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report, and among the top values in the Midwest.

Academic Excellence

Elmhurst offers more than 60 majors, ranging from art and music to business, education and nursing. In every major, students are the faculty's first priority. Elmhurst's student-to-faculty ratio is only 14:1, and a faculty member (not a teaching assistant) teaches every course. Professors get to know their students as individuals.

The Honors Program provides additional opportunities for students who are especially talented and motivated. Students in the Honors Program take part in small, stimulating seminar courses where class discussions are lively and engaging. They also conduct and present professional-level research.

Beyond the Classroom

 

Student life at Elmhurst is active and creative, with endless ways to get involved. Our campus is a 48-acre arboretum, featuring more than 800 trees and shrubs, but we’re also a 35-minute train ride from the bright lights and unlimited opportunities of downtown Chicago.

Elmhurst offers study-abroad experiences in 68 countries, including Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Bulgaria and England. Students can go abroad for a semester, a year or a month during the College's distinctive January Term.

Other off-campus opportunities include a wealth of internship and job-shadowing experiences at sites ranging from Ernst and Young to Argonne National Laboratory to Chicago Fire Soccer Club to Walt Disney World. In a typical year, students can choose from more than 2,000 options for internships and other professional experiences—many of which lead to full-time job offers.

More than 80 percent of Elmhurst students gain on-the-job experience through internships or service work.

Location & Contact

Address Admission Office
190 South Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL  60126-3296
United States
Contact Mrs. Stephanie Levenson
Executive Director of Admission
Email: admit@elmhurst.edu
Phone: 630-617-3400
Fax: 630-617-5501

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Actuarial Science Checkmark
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics And Special Effects Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Occupational Therapy Checkmark
Physical Therapy Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-pharmacy Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geography Checkmark
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,645
Applied
2,571
Accepted
2,875
Enrolled
71%
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Female Admissions

2,218
Females Applied
1,600
Females Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,427
Males Applied
971
Males Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.48
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 23 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

36,755
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Fees

300
Full-time student fees
10,366
Room & board
6,244
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

27,497
Avg. Financial Aid Package
26,913
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
19,775
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,417
Avg. Loan Aid
15,901
Avg. Grant Aid
22,917
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
73%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,875
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
9%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 20.76%
Black or African American 5.02%
White or Caucasian 62.74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.07%
Asian 4.98%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 3.5%
Other 2.82%

Gender

Male (39.06%)
Female (60.94%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Not Reported
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 32%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Orientation/Welcome Week and Relay For Life

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
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Most popular organizations:
Programming Board and Student Government, theater and music groups, Black Student Union, residence life groups and Hablamos

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

381
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 153
Part-time - 228
Male - 175
Female - 206
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