Elmira College

1 Park Pl, Elmira, United States
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Overview of Elmira College

About this school

Elmira is a private, liberal arts college. Founded as a women's college in 1855, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 42-acre campus is located in a residential area of Elmira.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,101
    • Men:331 Men (30.1%)
    • Women:770 Women (69.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Elmira 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 not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 1
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
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Park Place
City, State, Zip
Elmira, NY 14901
Phone
(607) 735-1724
Fax
(607) 735-1718
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins November 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 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
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
October 31

Application Form


Common Application
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
1 required for all freshmen
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
82% of 2,096 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 1,405 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 691 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
252 (15%) of 1,722 admitted students enrolled
Women
167 (14%) of 1,156 admitted students enrolled
Men
85 (15%) of 566 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.22
375 And Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
33%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |22-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
50%
• Score 18 - 23
45%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $41,900 (76.11%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,000 (21.8%)
  • Other Expenses: - $600 (1.09%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $550 (1.0%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Elmira College accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002718
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
194 (95.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
175 (90.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
175 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
30 (17.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$32,600
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 175 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,550
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 143 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,732
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 24 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
29 (14.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,695

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
738 (88.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
695 (94.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
695 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
125 (18.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$32,512
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 694 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,475
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 572 (82.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,954
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 98 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
128 (15.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,911

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,601
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
25.0%
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, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Siblings of Current Students, Twins, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,200

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


69

Part-Time Faculty


91

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


39%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 67% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 10% 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
310,407
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
355
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


Elmira College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


55.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


59.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


60.1%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


Chemistry/chemical engineering with Clarkson University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    28,899

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Campus Size


    55 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    14.3 average low in January, 73.8 average high in September
    Rain
    140 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in Elmira
    Nearest Train Station
    -

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    88% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    12%

    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
    Soaring Eagle
    School Colors
    Purple and gold

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Golf
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Golf
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, bowling, equestrian sports, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Elmira College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, sab (student activities board), enactus, colleges against cancer (relay for life), orchesis, habitat for humanity

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


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

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    974

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,101
    Women
    770
    Men
    331

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 2.5% Asian
    • 4.8% Black/African-American
    • 4.0% Hispanic/Latino
    • 2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 81.7% White
    • 4.6% Unknown

    International Students


    4.5% from 12 countries

    Average Age


    22

    Number of Graduate Students


    86

    Student Resources

    Study resources