The mission of the Elon University Forest is to provide a protected natural area to serve primarily as a teaching resource and research site and secondarily as a service learning site and quiet place for reflection and observation.

“Elon” is Hebrew for “oak.”  It is fitting, then, that the hardwood forests and other ecosystems of Elon University Forest represent the spirit, strength, and sustainability of Elon University. The Forest symbolizes a permanence that exists even while the University and the larger world change rapidly, as well as the notion that nature itself is a central part of higher education.
 

News at Elon

Elon academic programs earn national recognition in 2019 College Factual “Best Colleges” ranking

Elon University earns 34 badges for excellence in rankings based on the outcomes of a college education. Five academic programs are ranked in the top 5 percent nationwide.

Elon leads the nation in student success programs in annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings

Elon is recognized for excellence in all eight high-impact curricular and co-curricular academic programs highlighted in the nation’s top-selling college guide.

 

Elon University Guides app offers valuable information for Orientation, other major campus events

Find out more information and download instructions for the app, which will support New Student Orientation and other events throughout the year.

Elon earns top national marks in study abroad, career services and more in 2019 Princeton Review college guide

“The Best 384 Colleges” guide ranks Elon University as the #2 “best-run” college in the country.

 

2019 Fiske Guide to Colleges highlights Elon’s active, experiential learning

The annual college guide features about 300 of the nation’s “best and most interesting” universities.