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About Elon

Elon University is a selective private liberal arts university in Elon, North Carolina.  The University was founded in 1889 and boasts a 575-acre (233 ha) botanical-garden campus.  Elon has a student body of over 5,000 undergraduate students and over 500 graduate students.  The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Law; and the new School of Health Sciences.  Master's programs are offered in business administration and interactive media and education, and doctoral programs are offered in physical therapy and law.  The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Elon as a "best value" private university.

Elon University Quick Facts

 Elon Rankings

  • U.S. News and Report ranked Elon as the nation’s #1 “School to Watch.”
  • The Daily Beast names Elon one of the “decade’s hottest colleges.”
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, USA Today, Princeton Review, and the Fiske Guide to Colleges all name Elon one of the nation's "best value" private universities.
  • The Princeton Review recognizes Elon for having one of the nation's most beautiful campuses.

Click the link for a full list of Elon Rankings.

Degrees & Majors

More information about degrees awarded, academic departments, majors, and minors can be found on the Academic homepage


Elon University is located in North Carolina on the east coast of the United States. The town of Elon is located centrally in North Carolina, midway between Greensboro and the Research Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill).  Approximately 2.5 hours to the west are the Appalachian Mountains and approximately 3 hours to the east is the Atlantic Coast.  The town of Elon is home to 7,000 residents, and the neighboring city of Burlington is home to approximately 65,000 residents.

Climate and Seasons

North Carolina has a mild climate.  The summers can be hot and humid, while the winters can be cold and windy, but snow is rare.  Spring and fall offer mild seasons.  For more information on weather averages, check out Weatherbase's report on Burlington.

Want to Travel?

Nearby Hot Spots: (3 hours or less by car)
Chapel Hill
Boone (Mountains)
Wilmington (Coast)
Outer Banks (Coast)

Slightly Further Hot Spots:
Washington, D.C. (U.S. Capital)
New York City
Atlanta, Georgia
Orlando, Florida