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Start your journey

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
60+majors
6,045undergraduate students

from 49 states, the District of Columbia and 51 other countries

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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 10,000 applications for a first-year class of 1,580 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 10
Regular First-year January 10
Fellows Program January 10
Odyssey Program January 10

Elon’s Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success application is now live.

Cost & Financial Aid

2017-2018 Cost

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,273
  • Room and Board: $11,869
  • Total: $46,142

FAFSA

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