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Meet the Class of 2018

Total Applications: 10,443
Acceptance Rate: 54 percent
SAT/ACT average: 1834/27
GPA average: 4.0

First-year Enrollment: 1497

Male/Female Ratio

  • Male: 41%
  • Female: 59%

Ethnic Diversity

  • Ethnic Diversity: 17%
  • African American: 6%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Multiracial: 3%

Presidential Scholars

  • Presidential Scholars: 19%
  • Average GPA of Presidential Scholars: 4.52
  • Average SAT of Presidential Scholars: 2050

Geographic Diversity

Students in the Class of 2018 come from 49 states, the District of Columbia, multiple U.S. territories and 47 countries. The top ten represented states are:

  1. NC 16%
  2. MA 11%
  3. NJ 8%
  4. NY 8%
  5. CT 7%
  1. MD 7%
  2. PA 7%
  3. VA 6%
  4. FL 4%
  5. GA and OH 3%

 

Top Ten Intended Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
  4. Communication Science
  5. Finance
  6. Media Arts and Entertainment
  7. Journalism
  8. Marketing
  9. Exercise Science
  10. Entrepreneurship

Fellows Programs

Fellows Programs:No. in ProgramAverage GPAAverage SAT*
Honors 40 5.06 2090
Elon College 46 4.6 2070
Business 26 4.5 2040
Communications 27 4.5 1950
Leadership 20 4.3 1940
Teaching Fellows 24 4.5 1930

*Average SAT includes Critical Reading, Math and Writing sections