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.

At Elon, more than 7,000 students learn through hands-on experiences and close working relationships with faculty and staff whose priorities are teaching and mentoring. The curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences with emphasis on global experiences and career development. More than 70 undergraduate majors are complemented by professional and graduate programs in law, business, education and health care. Elon is ranked No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report.

Elon’s academic divisions include Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, located in Greensboro, N.C.

Elon University is home to 826 graduate students across nine programs. Located in beautiful central North Carolina, Elon offers seven full-time graduate programs: M.S. in Business Analytics, M.S. in Accounting, PA, DPT, M.A. in Higher Education, Interactive Media and Law. Two part-time programs are also offered: M.Ed. and MBA. The School of Law is located in vibrant downtown Greensboro, which serves as a hub of the judicial system in North Carolina.

Elon was founded in 1889, and its core values have remained constant throughout history: close relationships between faculty and students, a culture that supports constant innovation, and a strong sense of community. Daily events, social gatherings and sidewalk conversations are the hallmarks of this friendly and welcoming academic community.



Although Elon does not provide housing for graduate students, the Town of Elon and the City of Burlington offer many housing options that are affordable and close to campus. Learn more about off-campus housing options or review the Today at Elon Housing Ads.

Additional Resources:

North Carolina Landlord-Tenant Information – Information from the North Carolina Attorney General about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.

North Carolina Tenant Rights, Laws, and Protections – A helpful resource from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with links to information about North Carolina housing and landlord-tenant laws

Student Life

Elon is home to more than 200 student organizations. Graduate students play an active part in campus life. To learn more about student organizations, please visit the Office of Student Involvement website.

Club and intramural sports are also popular with Elon graduate students. Visit the Campus Recreation website to learn more about getting involved and about other ways to stay fit on campus.

Campus Resources