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Elon University

Elon University
Elon University

Elon University is a private liberal arts school situated on a historic and picturesque 600 acre botanical garden in Elon, North Carolina. Elon University is unique in the emphasis it places on engaged learning and active citizenship. Students are encouraged to partake in “Elon Experiences” which include: doing student undergraduate research, studying abroad, doing internships, engaging in service learning, and demonstrating leadership. Consequently, almost all students take part in volunteer service or in an internship during their time at Elon. Elon University students share a concern for the common good and form lasting bonds with their classmates and with the greater community. Originally the ‘Fighting Christians,’ the Elon mascot changed in 2000 to the ‘Phoenix’ in reference to a fire in 1923 that nearly burned down the entire school. Thus Elon University rose from the ashes and to this day, continues to be a treasured school among its bright and motivated student body and alumni.

Admissions Phone 336 278-3566
Admissions Email
Codes SAT: 5183 ACT: 3096 FAFSA: 002927 CSS Profile: 5183
Location Elon, North Carolina; Large town, 70 miles North West of Raleigh
College Type Private (nonprofit)
College Newspaper The Pendulum
Enrollment ~5,000 undergraduate students
Popular Programs Business Administration, Communications/Broadcast, Visual and Performing Arts
Student Life Elon University offers its students over 150 student organizations, the most popular of which are the 12 fraternities and  13 sororities. Students also enjoy a vibrant religious life on campus, as major religions are well represented by various campus ministries, the Hillel and the Muslim Students Association. In addition, weekly chapel services in historic Whitley Auditorium provide an interfaith worship experience. Some popular events include CELEBRATE!, Homecoming Weekend, College Coffee, and Family Weekend.
International ~1% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available
Transfer Yes, Fall, Spring, Summer; Minimum GPA 2.70
Crossover North Carolina State University, James Madison University, Rollins College
Other Selective (~50% admitted), Early Action, Early Decision, Common Application


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