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National rankings recognize
Elon's rare combination of
quality and affordability

Academic excellence

Affordable cost

US News & World Report graphicElon earns top national rankings in the annual U.S. News & World Report edition of "America's Best Colleges," and is ranked the #1 Southern master's-level university.

  • Among the nation's best for study abroad, internships, first-year experience, undergraduate research, learning communities & more...

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2016 US News rankings...

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"Academic Programs to Look For"...

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine names Elon one of nation's top 35 "Best Value" private universities for 2015

  • #18 in total cost category

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Kiplinger's ranking...

Elon University is named one of the nation's top producers of Fulbright student scholars

  • One of 17 master's-level universities receiving recognition for 2012-13

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the Fulbright Scholar ranking

Forbes magazine names Elon one of four "Rising Star" universities in its 2014 "America's Best Colleges" rankings. Forbes cites Elon's high four-year graduation rate and low student debt.

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 Princeton Review names Elon the nation's #1 university for study abroad, and recognizes career services, the theatre program and residence halls for excellence in its 2016 college guide

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Fiske Guide to Colleges names Elon one of nation's top 22 "Best Buy" private universities

  • "Outstanding academics with relatively modest prices"

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Princeton Review Best 295 sealPrinceton Review ranks Elon's MBA program the nation's #1 "best administered" program
  • One of nation's "Best 296 business schools"
  • One of the best business schools in the Southeast

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Princeton Review and USA Today name Elon one of nation's top 100 "Best Value Colleges" in 2009

  • One of only three private universities in North Carolina
  • Based on academics, cost and financial aid

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Ranked the nation's #1 master's-level university for study abroad by the Institute of International Education

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IIE study abroad ranking...


Campus Grotto.com names Elon the nation's top private college - financially

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Campus Grotto ranking...


President's Community Service Honor Roll names Elon one of the nation's top universities for community service (2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)

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Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Elon's undergraduate business program #45 in the nation

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Bloomberg Businessweek ranking...

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Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Elon's part-time MBA #1 in the South and #5 in the nation.

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Bloomberg Businessweek ranking...

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Bloomberg Businessweek survey names Elon's marketing program one of the top 10 in the nation

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Bloomberg Businessweek ranking...

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The National Jurist has named Elon University School of Law among the nation's most innovative law schools

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National Council on Teacher Quality

The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks Elon #3 in the nation for Special Education programs and #22 for undergraduate elementary education

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USA Today, the Wall Street Journal Asia and College Factual rank Elon in the top 15 percent of the nation's colleges and universities.

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2016 College Factual rankings...

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Elon received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine. 

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 Newsweek Kaplan magazine

Newsweek-Kaplan names Elon "The Leader in Engaged Learning"

  • One of 25 featured colleges in Newsweek's 2010 guide
  • Elon cited for "constant innovation and sense of community

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Newsweek's Elon profile

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The Daily Beast names Elon one of the "decade's hottest colleges"

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schools honored by The Daily Beast

Princeton Review 2014 Green Colleges guide

The Princeton Review names Elon one of the nation's "greenest" colleges

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Princeton Review & Campus Compact list Elon among 81 "Colleges with a Conscience"

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