Student Professional Development Center


Elon University is a dynamic private comprehensive university known for excellent arts and sciences along with outstanding professional programs. Elon is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, east of Greensboro and northwest of Raleigh/Durham.

Career Preparation

Elon students are hands-on, engaged learners who are prepared to make immediate contributions to your organization.  They collaborate on projects, make class presentations, volunteer for service and assist faculty with research.  Employers say Elon students are highly qualified, have exceptional communication and teamwork skills, and possess impressive academic accomplishments and work experience.

Real-Life Learning

87 percent of Elon students complete internships before graduating.

Global Awareness & Intercultural Competence

More than 70 percent of Elon students study abroad at least once before graduating. Elon is one of four institutions to receive the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization from NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Citizenship and Civic Engagement

Approximately 85 percent of Elon students participate in community service, contributing more than 90,000 hours of volunteer work each year. For the second year in a row, Elon has been named one of the country's top universities for community service, earning a spot on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.


The nation’s top “School to Watch…”

Ranked #1 master’s level university in the South. -U.S.News and World Report’s 2013 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings

One of the nation's top schools for active and engaged learning. -The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Princeton Review ranks Elon #1 in study abroad and the nation’s #1 best-run college. -Princeton Review Best Colleges 2013 edition

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Elon’s undergraduate business program #42 in the nation. -Bloomberg Businessweek 2013 edition

Bloomberg Businessweek names Elon MBA the nation’s #5 part-time program. -Bloomberg Businessweek 2013 edition

Learn more about Elon University.


Enrollment 2013-2014
Undergraduate: 5,599
Graduate: 706
Male/Female Ratio: 41%/59%
Ethnic Minorities: 16%

Enrollment by Major
Arts & Sciences: 2,783
Business: 1,356
Communications: 1,054
Education: 289
Other/Undecided: 466

Top States
NC 22%, MA 10%, NJ 8%, MD 8%
VA 7%, CT 6%, NY 6%, PA 6%

Class of 2012-2013 Profile
Applications: 9,949
Acceptance Rate: 54%
SAT Average: 1830
Avg. Academic GPA: 4.0

More than 60 undergraduate majors
Graduate programs: Business (MBA), Education (M.Ed.), Physical Therapy (DPT),
Physician Assistant Studies (PA), Law (JD), and Interactive Media (MA)
Full-time faculty: 394, 88% with Ph.D.
Student/faculty ratio: 12/1
4-year graduation rate: 80%
First year retention rate: 90%

Elon academic majors and program factsheets


Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences
Martha and Spencer Love School of Business
School of Communications
School of Education
School of Health Sciences
School of Law