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U.S. News & World Report

2023 “Best Colleges”

Elon is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #89 national university, with a #1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and a #6 ranking for most innovative national university. Elon also is the leader in the “Programs to Look For” feature – the only college or university ranked in the top 20 in all eight categories of academic programs linked to student success and positive learning outcomes.

The Princeton Review

“The Best 388 Colleges”

Princeton Review ranked Elon among the best-run colleges in the country in its 2023 college guide, with the university ranked in the top 10 for college theater, most beautiful campus, career services, college dorms and best classroom experience.

The Princeton Review

“Best Value” Colleges

Elon is among 209 schools included in Princeton Review’s “Best Value” Colleges, which is based on an analysis of more than 40 data points drawn from the areas of academics, affordability and career outcomes of graduates. Elon was named No. 9 among private colleges and universities for internships. The ranking is based on surveys of students about the accessibility of internship placements.

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The Fiske Guide

The Fiske Guide to Colleges

The popular college guide highlights Elon’s focus on experiential learning in its 2023 edition, and the university’s emphasis on undergraduate research, internships, service learning, study abroad and leadership as well as the opportunities provided for students to mature intellectually and socially.

Poets & Quants

“Top Business Schools”

Elon’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is ranked among the country’s top 40 undergraduate business programs by Poets & Quants, a business education news outlet.

The Princeton Review

“Best Business Schools”

In its annual rankings of on-campus MBA programs, The Princeton Review listed Elon’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business as one of the best business schools for 2023.

Princeton Review

“Best 168 Law Schools”

The 2023 edition of the popular law school guide includes student reflections that praise the law faculty and staff’s commitment to a student-centered, highly experiential education focused on their professional growth and success.

College Factual

“Best Nationwide Colleges”

College Factual ranks Elon in the top 5 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities, earning 369 badges of excellence in a variety of academic programs.

College Consensus

A leader among national research universities

The 2022 ranking places Elon #79 among four-year colleges and universities, based on aggregate scores of student reviews and the leading college ranking publications.

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A leader in student engagement

Elon is ranked #14 in the nation for student engagement, a measurement of the connections between students and faculty members, challenging academics, promoting critical thinking and applying knowledge in real-world situations.