Elon University Profile Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Moseley Center at Elon University
Moseley Center at Elon University ( more photos). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

With an acceptance rate of 60%, Elon University is a relatively open university. Admitted students tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are average or above. Students interested in Elon are required to submit an online application, application fee, SAT or ACT scores, and a high school transcript. Those interested in learning more about the school and the admissions process should check out the school's website.

Admissions Data (2016):

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Elon University Description:

Elon University's attractive red-brick campus is located between Greensboro and Raleigh in North Carolina. In recent years the university has been on the upswing as they've gained recognition for their efforts engaging students. In 2006, Newsweek-Kaplan named Elon the best school in the country for student engagement. It's easy to see why -- a majority of Elon students participate in study abroad, internships, and volunteer work.

Elon has a bit of a pre-professional bent, and by far the most popular majors are Business Administration and Communication Studies. Academics on the campus are supported by a healthy 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Students can join a number of clubs and organizations, including fraternities/sororities, club sports, and performing arts groups.

Elon fields 16 Division I athletic teams as a member of the NCAA Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,739 (6,008 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,104
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,495
  • Other Expenses: $2,600
  • Total Cost: $48,099

Elon University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 63%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 53%
    • Loans: 31%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,206
    • Loans: $8,043

Academic Programs:

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 77%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Golf

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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