Elmhurst

Elmhurst College

190 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, United States
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  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
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  • Currently Enrolled
    6
  • Previously Enrolled
    35

Overview of Elmhurst College (Elmhurst)

About this school

Elmhurst, founded in 1871, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 38-acre campus, a designated arboretum, is located in a suburb of Chicago, 16 miles west of the Loop.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,875
    • Men:1,123 (39.1%)
    • Women:1,752 (60.9%)

Location

Admission Information (Elmhurst)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Elmhurst College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
3
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
1
2
Social Studies
2
3
History
1
2
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
190 Prospect Avenue
City, State, Zip
Elmhurst, IL  60126-3296
Phone
(630) 617-3400
Fax
(630) 617-5501
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 3,645 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 2,218 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 1,427 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
635 (25%) of 2,571 admitted students enrolled
Women
372 (23%) of 1,600 admitted students enrolled
Men
263 (27%) of 971 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.48
375 And Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
24%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
22%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
17%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
37%
• Score 18 - 23
49%
• Score 12 - 17
8%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Elmhurst)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $37,055 (72.373046875%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,366 (20.24609375%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.34375%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,579 (5.037109375%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Elmhurst College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001676
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
455 (91.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
410 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
410 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
108 (26.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$26,913
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 410 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,787
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 328 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,041
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 92 (22.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
45 (9.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,122

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,306 (83.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,130 (92.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,130 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
391 (18.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$27,497
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,130 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,917
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,843 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,835
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 240 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
174 (6.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,901

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,925
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$611

Academics & Instruction (Elmhurst)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


153

Part-Time Faculty


228

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


33%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
800
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Elmhurst College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


53.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


64.0%

Programs & Majors (Elmhurst)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (70)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (12)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Database Systems
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Nursing--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management

Campus Life (Elmhurst)

Location & Geography

Population


45,556

Nearest Metropolitan Area


38 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Chicago

Weather


Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
7 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Norridge
Nearest Train Station
Elmhurst

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


32% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


68%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bluejays
School Colors
Navy blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Elmhurst College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, programming board and student government, theater and music groups, black student union, residence life groups, hablamos

Sororities


11% of women participate

Fraternities


7% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,732

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,875
Women
1,752
Men
1,123

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.0% Asian
  • 5.0% Black/African-American
  • 20.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 62.8% White
  • 2.8% Unknown

International Students


0.0% from 25 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


608

Student Resources (Elmhurst)

Study resources