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U.S. News & World Report

2024 “Best Colleges”

Elon is ranked among the top universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, with a #1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and a #13 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 all eight categories of academic programs linked to student success and positive learning outcomes.

The Princeton Review

“The Best 389 Colleges”

Princeton Review ranked Elon among the best-run colleges in the country in its 2024 college guide, with the university ranked in the top 25 for college theater, internships, career services, college dorms and best food.

The Princeton Review

“Best Value” Colleges

Elon is among 209 schools included in Princeton Review’s “Best Value” Colleges,” which is based on data from its surveys of administrators at more than 650 colleges in 2023 and 2024. Topics covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates and student debt.

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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.

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“Best Undergraduate Business Schools”

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

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.

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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 2024.

Institute of International Education

2023 Open Doors Report

For the 18th year, Elon University has been recognized as a national leader in study abroad in the Institute of International Education’s annual Open Doors Report.

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.

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.

College Transitions

“Colleges Worth Your Money”

Elon University has again been named one of the top “Colleges Worth Your Money” by College Transitions, an online source for higher education data and admissions advice that had more than 10 million annual readers.