Elon has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is ranked as a top-100 National University in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guide. Elon is #84 among the nation’s most prestigious comprehensive universities, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 most innovative national university. Elon is the only university recognized for excellence in all eight academic programs that “Focus on Student Success,” ranking #1 in study abroad and learning communities and #2 in first-year experiences and service learning.

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 factor in the admission decision is the academic record (courses taken and grades attained). Other factors that are considered include the application essay, Secondary School Report, leadership potential, extra-curricular and service-related activities, special talents and the ability to contribute positively to the campus community.


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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