Elon

Elon University

50 Campus Drive, Elon, United States
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  • Total Documents
    862
  • Class Notes
    538
  • Textbook Notes
    209
  • Study Guides
    115
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,538
  • Previously Enrolled
    440

Overview of Elon University (Elon)

About this school

Elon College, founded in 1889, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its five "core experiences" (service, leadership, study abroad, undergraduate research and internship) comprise the Elon Experiences and are recorded on a special transcript. Elon ranks number one among master's-level institutions in the nation in percentage of students who study abroad: 42% of the class of 1998, compared to 1% nationally. 76% completed internships, compared to 26% nationally. 65% of all students volunteered more than 50,000 hours of service, compared to 17% nationally. 21% of all students hold leadership roles. Elon's 502-acre campus is located west of North Carolina's primary high-tech region, the Research Triangle.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,045
    • Men:2,441 (40.4%)
    • Women:3,604 (59.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (Elon)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Elon University 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

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: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2700 Campus Box
City, State, Zip
Elon, NC  27244-2010
Phone
(336) 278-3566
Fax
(336) 538-3986
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 10
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 20
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 1 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 10
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Counselor evaluation form required for freshmen
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
67% of 9,623 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 6,332 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 3,291 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,648 (26%) of 6,402 admitted students enrolled
Women
986 (25%) of 3,908 admitted students enrolled
Men
662 (27%) of 2,494 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.00
375 And Above
65%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
605 average |560-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
47%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
618 average |580-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
53%
• Score 500 - 600
31%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |25-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
23%
• Score 24 - 29
63%
• Score 18 - 23
14%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Elon)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $35,318 (69.18586428459489%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,230 (23.9578435981821%)
  • Other Expences: - $900 (1.7630465444287728%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,600 (5.093245572794233%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Elon University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about March 30
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002927
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,000 (63.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
616 (61.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
613 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
111 (18.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$19,885
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 548 (89.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,644
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 511 (83.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,456
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 382 (62.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
445 (28.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,421

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,685 (45.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,928 (71.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,916 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
337 (17.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$20,060
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,742 (90.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,476
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,566 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,279
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 987 (51.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,335 (22.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,889

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
38%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,458
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

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 achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,369

Academics & Instruction (Elon)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

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


433

Part-Time Faculty


166

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


62%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 41% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 21% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

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
1,799,602

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Elon University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


89.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


83%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


84.0%

Programs & Majors (Elon)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (73)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Technology
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences

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 Management

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Special Education

Campus Life (Elon)

Location & Geography

Population


9,513

Nearest Metropolitan Area


656 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Raleigh

Weather


Temperature
26.6 average low in January, 83.6 average high in September
Rain
112 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in Greensboro
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Burlington
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Burlington

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


64% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


36%

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 I
Mascot
Phoenix
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, rock climbing, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Elon University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, elon volunteers, student media, intramural athletics, religious life, habitat for humanity

Sororities


39% of women participate

Fraternities


20% of men participate

ROTC


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

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,885

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,045
Women
3,604
Men
2,441

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 5.6% Black/African-American
  • 6.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 81.5% White
  • 0.4% Unknown

International Students


2.3% from 58 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


746

Student Resources (Elon)

Study resources