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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.

$46,006 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
72% Acceptance Rate

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#27 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Elon.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Elon has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#30 Best Educational Administration Schools College Factual
#32 Best Special Education Schools College Factual
#41 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools College Factual
#42 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools College Factual
#45 Best Schools Course Advisor
#67 Best Education Schools College Factual

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 required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Elon?

72% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
66% Submit SAT Scores
Elon has an acceptance rate of 72%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Elon University  ( 580 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Elon University  ( 560 to 660 )
Elon received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 33. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Elon University  ( 24 to 33 )
ACT Math Scores for Elon University  ( 24 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Elon University  ( 25 to 30 )

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

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

6,073 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,291 undergraduate students at Elon, with 6,073 being full-time and 218 being part-time.


There are also 826 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,073 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 129
Black or African American 353
Hispanic or Latino 392
White 4,869
International Students 115
Other Races/Ethnicities 215

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 #1,235 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.

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0
General Special Education 0
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 0
Health Education 0
Music Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Social Science Teacher Education 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 0


*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.

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