Diversity is honored and welcomed at Elon. Students come from 48 states, the District of Columbia and 48 countries, and represent many different cultures and ethnicities. With 5,000 undergraduates, Elon is big enough to offer the resources of a large university, but small enough to nurture a close-knit campus that values each person.
During your time here, you will meet new people, make new friends and consider new perspectives. Elon’s emphasis on individual attention and opportunity will give you a chance to shine. Professors will get to know you personally, and are devoted to giving you the tools necessary for success.
You will also have access to many programs and resources for enrichment. Elon’s Multicultural Center helps multicultural students adjust to college life, and assists all students with the exploration of diverse topics. The Center is also home to the African-American Resource Room — a study area, gathering place and historical archive celebrating African American culture.
Elon offers many opportunities for students to further explore their academic and cultural interests outside of the classroom. Here are some organizations and programs that might be of interest:
Elon's academic offerings support the university's commitment to diversity and global engagement. Courses in Religious Studies and Foreign Languages are an excellent foray into a culture different than your own. Minors are also offered in a variety of fields:
Phoenix Fusion is a special open house program held each spring for those interested in learning more about the multicultural experience at Elon. Students lead campus tours, provide helpful information and answer questions from prospective students and their parents. For more information or to arrange a campus visit, please call the Admissions Office at 800-334-8448 or 336-278-3566. Or register online for a campus visit. Hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
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Financial aid opportunities such as grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs are available to students. Our financial aid counselors will be happy to discuss your options. Click here for more information.
For information about admissions, scholarships or campus visits for prospective multicultural students, call Natalie Garza at 800-334-8448 or email her.