Elon University Teaching Programs
Located in Elon, North Carolina, Elon University is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Elon makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
Elon University Rankings
Elon landed the #42 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,358 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 62 colleges in North Carolina, it is ranked at #2.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
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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|#32||Best Special Education Schools||College Factual|
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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 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.
Average Test Scores
About 66% 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 660. 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
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Elon, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $10,060 a year. That adds up to $40,240 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
There are also 826 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,073 full-time undergraduates at Elon, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Elon University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||353|
|Hispanic or Latino||392|
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 #1,235 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Elon regardless of major.
Elon University Teaching 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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