Leaders in programs ‘focused on student success’
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for engaged, experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, creative and determined problem-solvers who are passionate about making the world a better place.
Elon is a mid-sized private university with 6,291 undergraduate and 826 graduate students from 46 states and 49 other countries. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #10 for innovation. For the sixth straight year, Elon is the leader in the “Focus on Student Success” feature – the only college or university ranked in the top-20 in all eight categories of high-impact academic programs. Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences, service learning and senior capstone.
Elon’s 656-acre residential campus is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning and is designated as a botanical garden. The campus includes the 56-acre Elon University Forest, a land preserve and natural area for scientific research; and Loy Farm, a center for environmental research and sustainability that includes a solar farm.
The Elon Experiences
The signature Elon Experiences programs extend learning beyond the classroom through study abroad, internships, service, leadership and undergraduate research. Elon believes so strongly in the power of the Elon Experiences that it documents the work on transcripts and ensures that all students complete experiential learning requirements. Elon students graduate with a wealth of real-world experiences that support their transition to life after college and ensure they stand out when applying for a first job or graduate school.
Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top 8 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1, and the average class size is 21. More than 440 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law.