Elon is one of only seven private universities in the nation with accredited schools of law, business, communications and education along with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, which promotes the liberal arts and sciences.
Elon University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, the doctor of physical therapy degree and juris doctor degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Elon University.
Elon’s teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and by the North Carolina State Board of Education.
The School of Communications is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
Elon’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International, AACSB-International.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Elon University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Elon University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2026. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Elon University School of Law was granted full accreditation by the American Bar Association on June 10, 2011.
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation - Provisional to the Elon University Physician Assistant Program. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation - Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status and is limited to no more than five years for any program.
Elon University is included on the list of colleges and universities approved by the American Chemical Society. Students satisfying the requirements listed for the BS degree with a major in chemistry will be ACS certified upon graduation.
Male/female ratio: 41%/59%
Ethnic diversity: 18%
Top states (undergrad):
NC, MA, NJ, NY, CT, MD
Elon students come from 49 states, the District of Columbia and 50 other nations
2016-17 Applications: 10,098
Acceptance rate: 60%
SAT average: 1194
ACT average: 27
Average GPA: 4.03
Tuition & fees: $33,104
Room & board: $11,495
Calendar: 4-1-4 (includes January term)
Full-time faculty: 425
Student/faculty ratio: 12/1
Average class size: 20
4-year graduation rate: 78%
Freshman retention rate: 91%
Students by major:
(includes double and triple majors)
Total enrollment 728
17 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports in NCAA Division I (FCS in football)
18 intramural sports and 21 club sports for men and women