Elmhurst University


Elmhurst University

Located in suburban Chicago, Elmhurst University and its safe and beautiful campus provides a close-knit community as well as access to unlimited opportunities of a world-class city. With over 70 majors, devoted faculty and a strong focus on professional development, Elmhurst is recognized for being one of the best values in the Midwest. 

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Academic Support
  • First-Generation Support

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


If you feel your high school transcript and writing are representative of your ability and potential, we recommend you apply under this option. However, you may choose to have test scores considered in place of an essay for admission review. 


Official transcripts are required from all institutions attended to be considered for admission and merit scholarships. All scholarships are awarded at the point of admission based on your cumulative GPA. 

Additional Information

The Elmhurst Experience is an affordable option with 100% of students receiving scholarships.  In addition to merit awards, Elmhurst hosts scholarship competitions for first-generation and service oriented students where the winner receives a full tuition scholarship and all participants offered additional aid annually to attend. Scholarships are offered to both domestic and international students. 

Visit us

Visiting Campus
Experience Elmhurst either in-person or online.  Our gorgeous arboretum campus has four seasons that await you.  See visit opportunities at www.elmhurst.edu/visit. 

Throughout its history, Elmhurst has transformed the lives of its students, educating and preparing them to contribute meaningfully to a world that needs their diverse insights, knowledge and promise. That’s true now more than ever.

Troy VanAken, President
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School location

190 S. Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126, United States of America

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