Elon University

100 Campus Drive, Elon, NC

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Questions and Answers about Elon University

Joanna S.
1 year ago
If you apply for the Nursing Program, the four-year B.S.N., can you take any more majors and minors?
Karla G.
1 year ago
What are your strongest majors and what programs do you offer to support them?
Karla G.
1 year ago
How does Elon university encourage community building?
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1 year ago
What types of programs does Elon University have to help with internship opportunities, career planning and development?
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1 year ago
How does receiving financial aid from Elon University work after applying to the FASFA?
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1 year ago
Does Elon require freshman to live on campus?
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Majors offered at Elon University

Biggest majors
Finance and Financial Management Services
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Academics at Elon University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Less Selective (72% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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Common careers for Elon University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Marketing Director97k
Marketing Manager68k
Physical Therapist (PT)66k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)60k
Financial Analyst57k
Account Manager49k
Associate Attorney48k
Based on 5,502 student responses
54.4kAvg. Early Career Pay
95.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
43%in High-Meaning careers
7%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Elon University

Elon University financial aid

Grants per year
Loans per year

Student reviews of Elon University

by Bold.org students







Recommended by

71% of students

Known for

Awesome study spaces and libraries
Accessible and helpful professors
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Beautiful campus
Helpful career services
Rachel von Sprecken
Advocacy And Activism
Public Policy
Politics and Political Science



I liked attending a small university and getting direct attention from professors. There was a lot of flexibility in coursework. There is also plenty of social options at the school.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There wasn't much advocacy or organizing work at the school. The school population isn't very diverse and it isn't really connected within the greater community.

Ons Bouali
Painting and Studio Art
Ice Skating
Piano + 3 others



I like the student-catered environment and the opportunities are there and usually advertised well enough that you can find them. However, if you look hard, you can find a lot more resources to serve you. Elon is well equipped to educate students and is well worth the investment.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Not a great atmosphere for anyone with a drop of culture or melanin in their skin. 'Nuff said.

Chad Urquhart
Drawing And Illustration
Painting and Studio Art
Hiking And Backpacking
Reading + 3 others



With Elon University being a small university, you are able to develop meaningful and close relationships with your advisors and professors!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The STEM field at Elon University is relatively small compared to the rest of the campus. Additionally, within that STEM cohort, the 'grind culture' is extremely competitive and individuals have been known to get burnt out.

Catherine Oliver
Exercise And Fitness
Guitar + 1 other



The small class sizes allow for relationships with professors that larger schools cannot offer. These relationships help foster growth, education, and support in lasting ways. The environment at Elon is very oriented towards student success and career readiness, with numerous opportunities to gain professional experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There is a lack of diversity in the student body which is not reflected in promotions of the school. The party influence can be a bit overwhelming at times.

Sarah Bedini
Acting And Theater
Music Composition
Music + 6 others



The faculty were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Classes were challenging, but had resources available so that assignments were never impossible or overly difficult. Residences were clean and in great order, and there were a lot of different living styles for different students. Campus is beautiful and there are tons of resources and clubs for students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The school is expensive. Not just tuition, but there are a million hidden expenses that you don't know about until getting there. The nearest grocery store or pharmacy is 10 minutes away, so you have to have a car or find somebody who's willing to drive you. Professors will often spring books or online programs on you after you're already in class, rather than give them to you ahead of time so you have the option to find something cheaper. The school offers scholarships, but it's not really enough for those who are low-income. Many of the students who go there come from very wealthy families, and so many of them have extremely elitist attitudes about money, college, and the south. These kids are incredibly out of touch and it shows in the culture of the school. Party culture is insane, and if you aren't a party person, you will have trouble making friends because so much of the school surrounds this party culture.

Addison Bucco
Travel And Tourism
Writing + 2 others



I like being in a little bubble with everyone else. It's a very tight-knit community!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I wish there was more to do around the area.

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