You’re in the right place, because there’s no place like Elon. We’re a tight-knit community where students develop strong, mentoring relationships with faculty, staff, peers and alumni.

20average class size
12:1student-to-faculty ratio
6,196undergraduate students

from 49 states, the District of Columbia and 58 other countries

Map of North Carolina showing Elon's location and other key NC cities.

You’re only an application away from the most exciting, transformational journey of your life.

Applying to Elon, made easy.
Here’s all you need to know about the application process, in a few simple steps.

What We Look For

  • GPA & Academic Record
  • Test Scores
  • Essay
  • Extracurricular Involvement

Elon annually receives about 11,000 applications for a first-year class of 1,620 students. Successful applicants have strong academic backgrounds, a record of involvement in co-curricular activities and a strong desire to contribute to the campus community.

What To Submit

  • Completed application and nonrefundable $50 fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Completed Secondary School Report (included in the application)

Application Deadlines

Application Application Deadline
Early Decision (binding) November 1
Early Action (non-binding) November 1
Regular First-year January 10
Fellows Program January 15
Odyssey Program January 15

There are three ways to apply for fall 2019:

The Elon application, The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success platform, or through The Common Application.

Cost & Financial Aid

2018-2019 Cost

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,319
  • Room and Board: $12,230
  • Total: $47,549


Starting October 1 | Due Mid-November

Scholarship & Fellows Programs

Scholarship Programs

Scholarships and grants—money that does not have to be repaid—are naturally the most sought-after type of assistance. Elon has various merit-based and talent-based scholarships available. Learn more on our Scholarship Programs page.

The Odyssey Program is a highly selective, merit-based program consisting of talented individuals who are academically strong, civically engaged, action-oriented leaders in their communities, who will benefit from an Elon education and demonstrate financial need.

Fellows Programs

Fellows Programs are premier academic & scholarship opportunities for exceptionally motived students. Learn more about our six inspiring programs.

When You Find Out

  • Early Decision (binding)
    Notification Date: December 1
    Enrollment Deposit Date: January 10 (non-refundable)
  • Early Action (non-binding)
    Notification Date: December 20
    Enrollment Deposit Date: May 1
  • Regular First-year
    Notification Date: March 20
    Enrollment Deposit Date: May 1