Admission to Elon is competitive. Approximately 12,000 applications are received for 1,725 seats in the first-year class. Beginning in fall 2021, Elon will offer a test-optional admissions program. The most important factors in the admissions decision are the academic record—courses taken, grades attained and class standing—followed by the application essay. Other factors considered include leadership potential, extracurricular and service-related activities, special talents, and ability to contribute positively to the campus community and an interview.
We continue to monitor the impact the coronavirus might have on the college application process and will update students if changes occur.