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About Elon University

Elon University is a nationally recognized leader in engaged, experiential learning that prepares graduates to be creative, resilient, ambitious and ethical citizens of our global culture. Elon University is home to 826 graduate students across nine programs.

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About the Region

Elon is located in the town of Elon, part of the beautiful Piedmont region of North Carolina. Our region gives you the best of both worlds–a small, friendly campus surrounded by large metropolitan areas that offer plenty of opportunities for having fun, living healthy and taking advantage of cultural attractions. We are 2.5 hours to the mountains and about 3 hours to the North Carolina coast.

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Inclusive Excellence

Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives of our community members. We embrace diversity in its broadest sense, including, but not limited to, diversity of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing and intellectual viewpoint.

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Sustainability at Elon

Sustainability is an institution-wide effort and a part of the Boldly Elon strategic plan. Elon’s success in achieving its sustainability goals largely depends upon every member of the campus community taking an active role.