U.S. News National Universities

U.S. News & World Report

2020 “Best Colleges”

Elon is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #84 National University with a #1 ranking for study abroad, a #2 ranking for teaching excellence and a #11 ranking for innovation. Elon also leads the nation in the U.S. News spotlight on eight academic programs that lead to student success.

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

The Princeton Review

“The Best 385 Colleges”

Princeton Review ranks Elon University the #1 “best-run” college in the nation, with the #1 “most beautiful campus” and a #2 ranked study abroad program in its 2020 college guide.

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 2018-19.

Poets & Quants

“Top Business Schools”

Elon’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is ranked among the country’s top 50 undergraduate business programs by Poets & Quants, a business education news outlet.

The Princeton Review

“Best Business Schools”

Princeton Review ranks Elon’s MBA program the nation’s #8 “best administered” program and recognizes Elon for having one of the best business schools in the Southeast.

Corporation for National & Community Service

President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The President’s Community Service Honor Roll names Elon one of the nation’s top universities for community service (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006).

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 6 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities, earning 34 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.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges

The popular college guide highlights Elon’s global perspective and experiential learning opportunities in its 2019 edition.

College Consensus

“A premier student-centered learning environment”

College Consensus combines scores from the major college rankings and student reviews to rank Elon #68 in the nation and #5 in North Carolina.

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

A leader in student engagement

Elon is ranked #16 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.