Elon University Overview
Located in Elon, North Carolina, Elon University is a private not-for-profit institution. Elon is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Elon University Known For?
- Students at Elon have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Elon.
- In 2017-2018, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Elon makes roughly $51,900 a year. This is 27% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- The average Elon student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Elon University Rankings
Elon is ranked #132 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 64 colleges in North Carolina, it is ranked at #3.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Elon has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Elon.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Elon has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Elon University?
Contact details for Elon are given below.
|Address:||100 Campus Drive, Elon, NC 27244-2010|
How Do I Get Into Elon?
You can apply to Elon online at: www.elon.edu/e-web/admissions/apply.xhtml
Admission Requirements for Elon
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Elon?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.
Average Test Scores
About 60% of students accepted to Elon submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 560 and 660.
Can I Afford Elon University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Elon, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $8,566 a year. That adds up to $34,264 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Elon is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Elon University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 811 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,079 full-time undergraduates at Elon, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Elon University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||331|
|Hispanic or Latino||402|
North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Elon University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 52 countries are represented at Elon. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, China, and Canada.
Online Learning at Elon University
This is the #2,028 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Elon regardless of major.
Elon University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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