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Elmhurst College is a private institution that was founded in 1871. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,052, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 48 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Elmhurst College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 11. Its tuition and fees are $32,920 (2013-14).
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Many fine liberal arts colleges are set in tiny towns amid apple orchards and cornfields. Elmhurst College emphatically breaks the mold. Our tranquil, classically beautiful campus is located near the heart of metropolitan Chicago. Together, our heritage and location shape a distinctive mission. Elmhurst is a fine liberal arts college that prepares students for professional life through first-hand experience with the professional world. Elmhurst is a college of the United Church of Christ that serves men and women of every faith (and of none). Elmhurst is a friendly, down-to-earth, authentic community that values and advances the life of the mind.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Church of Christ|
When applying to Elmhurst College, it's important to note the application deadline is July 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||68.1%|
|Application deadline||July 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Elmhurst College is 13:1, and the school has 68.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Elmhurst College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||57%|
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Elmhurst College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,052, with a gender distribution of 38.7 percent male students and 61.3 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64 percent of students live off campus. Elmhurst College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Elmhurst College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Elmhurst College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Elmhurst College, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Elmhurst College.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Elmhurst College, 74.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,165.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$32,920 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,262 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data