Elon University has a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. The curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and includes nationally accredited schools of business, communications, education, law and health sciences. Seven thousand students come from 47 states and 53 countries. Elon is the leader in international study and 78% of students study abroad. Elon also leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report feature on academic programs that are “focused on student success.”

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

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Successful applicants have strong academic backgrounds, a record of involvement in co-curricular activities and a strong desire to contribute to the campus community. The most important factors in the admissions decision are the academic record (including courses taken, grades attained and class standing) followed by SAT or ACT scores. We also consider the Secondary School Report, extracurricular activities and involvement, the essay and a student's potential to contribute positively to our campus environment.


Transfer students are admitted based on their academic record at the school from which they are matriculating. To graduate, you must complete 60 semester hours or more at Elon, including the last term before graduation.

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The national leader in experiential learning

Elon students are active, hands-on learners, involved in the classroom and through the five Elon Experiences: study abroad, internships, research, service and leadership. Elon leads the nation in global engagement with more than 110 programs in 50 countries, along with Study USA programs in major cities across the country.

Elon students enjoy the academic opportunities of a mid-sized university along with small classes, a 12-to-1 student-faculty ratio and the mentoring relationships of a student-centered community. Academic programs are all about getting involved and learning by doing. The results are a four-year graduation rate in the top six percent of U.S. universities and outstanding career placement rates, with 89 percent doing internships and 94 percent of graduates employed or in graduate school within a year of graduation. These outcomes earn Elon a top-30 “best-value” national rank by Kiplinger, along with top national rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, College Factual and College Consensus. The bottom line: Elon students are talented and ambitious leaders who are well-prepared to take on great challenges and make the world better. 

Visit us

Immerse yourself in the Elon experience by visiting our beautiful and historic 656-acre campus, which is designated a botanical garden and regularly ranked as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. When you visit, you’ll get the vibe of a friendly and welcoming community – a place where you belong. Guided campus tours are offered at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday and most Saturdays year-round. Register at: elon.edu/visit.

Students learn best through experience, so an Elon education is filled with hands-on learning opportunities in the classroom, in the lab, on the job and around the world.

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50 Campus Drive
Elon, NC 27244, United States of America

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