Elon University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

2700 Campus Box

100 Campus Drive

Elon, NC 27244-2010

(336) 278-3566

(800) 334-8448

Fax: (336) 278-7699

Contact: Greg Zaiser

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

2700 Campus Box

Elon, NC 27244-2010

(336) 278-2000


Total undergrads: 4,992

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,291

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,992

Graduate enrollment: 209


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 42%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 90%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ceramics B
Dance B
Digital art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music technology B
Musical theater B
Painting B
Photography B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Cinema B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Curriculum/Instruction B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Physics B
Environmental Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Environmental Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B
Professional writing and rhetoric B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Staff Services Technology B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B
Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Elon University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (336) 278-2000
Website: www.elon.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.elon.edu/e-web/admissions/apply.xhtml
Address: 100 Campus Drive, Elon, NC 27244-2010
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,088
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 84%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,088 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $36,571
Out-of-state Tuition: $36,571
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 69%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $14,109

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Elon University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Elon University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 63
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 91
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 73
Engineering 8
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 4
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 4
Social Sciences 6
Visual and Performing Arts 15
Grand total 828

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Elon University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $36,571
Out-of-state $36,571
Books and supplies $900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,178
Out-of-state $16,178

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,166 69%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,036 61% $14,109
Student loan aid 549 32% $8,490

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,588 58% $14,752
Federal student loans 1,723 28% $6,264

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Elon University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Elon University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 10,500 3,709 6,791
Percent admitted 100% 80% 78%
Percent admitted who enrolled 16% 17% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Elon University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,088
Undergraduate enrollment 6,277
Graduate enrollment 811

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Elon University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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