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 6,196 undergraduate and 795 graduate students from 47 states and 53 other countries. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report feature on eight academic programs that are “focused on student success.” U.S. News also ranks Elon #1 among Southern master’s-level universities, with #1 rankings for undergraduate teaching and innovation. Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation’s “best colleges,” Poets & Quants ranks Elon among the nation’s top undergraduate business programs, and Elon is regularly listed among the nation’s leading producers of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers.
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 12-1, and the average class size is 20. 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.