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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.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

“Best Value” University

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance names Elon one of the nation’s top 30 “Best Value” private universities for 2019 and #5 among private schools in the Southeast and Mid-South.

Institute of International Education

Leading Institutions for Study Abroad

For 17 straight years, Elon has earned a #1 ranking for study abroad by the Institute of International Education.

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.

U.S. Department of State

Fulbright Student Scholars

Elon produced more Fulbright U.S. Student Award winners than any of other “doctoral/professional university” for 2020-21.

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 2022.

College Transitions

“Colleges Worth Your Money”

Elon is among 150 top colleges and universities highlighted in the 2021 “Colleges Worth Your
Money: A Guide to What America’s Top Schools Can Do for You.”

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QS Quacquarelli Symonds

USA University Rankings

The Elon University learning experience is ranked #22 in the nation by a global higher education services firm based in Great Britain.

The Princeton Review

Guide to Green Colleges

The Princeton Review names Elon one of the nation’s “greenest” colleges. The university has been recognized for the 10th year in a row as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada.

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.

The National Jurist

“Most Innovative Law Schools”

The National Jurist has named Elon University School of Law among the nation’s 20 most innovative law schools.

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The Fiske Guide to Colleges

The popular college guide highlights Elon’s focus on experiential learning in its 2023 edition.

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.

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

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.

National Council on Teacher Quality

Top Ranked Elementary

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

Insight Into Diversity

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

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