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Elon University Overview

Elon University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Elon, North Carolina. Elon is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Elon University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$46,006 Avg Cost After Aid
78% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Elon is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Elon is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 79% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Elon bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $66,617 a year. That's about 63% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Elon to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Elon University?


Contact details for Elon are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Campus Drive, Elon, NC 27244-2010
Phone: 336-278-2000

How Do I Get Into Elon?

You can apply to Elon online at:

Admission Requirements for Elon

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Elon?

78% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 78%, Elon may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.

Can I Afford Elon University?

$46,006 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Elon is $46,006. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Elon, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $10,226 a year. That adds up to $40,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Elon is 1.2%. 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

6,125 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,302 undergraduate students at Elon, with 6,125 being full-time and 177 being part-time.


There are also 825 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,125 full-time undergraduates at Elon, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Elon University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 126
Black or African American 357
Hispanic or Latino 389
White 4,893
International Students 130
Other Races/Ethnicities 230

Geographic Diversity

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

0 Took All Classes Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years

This is the #1,689 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Elon regardless of major.


*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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