Meet Elon, Out West

The Elon Experience is unique—the Elon Experience as a West Coast student is even more so. We’d love to answer any questions you may have about the experience, so click below to connect with your Admissions Counselor, or a West Coast Student Ambassador.

Southern California

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Northern California

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West Coast Events

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Elon in Los Angeles

September 17: 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. PDT

Elon in Palo Alto

October 2: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., or 3:00 p.m. PDT


Elon is committed to a campus culture that values individual differences and prepares students to become leaders the world needs. The majority of Elon students come from outside North Carolina.

76%Out-of-State Students
24%In-State Students

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the West Coast student experience like at Elon?

You’ve come to the right place for that answer! Connect with one of our West Coast Ambassadors, who can speak with you about their Elon experience; what they’ve loved, what’s been hard, and what it was like to move to North Carolina from the West.  Between the student ambassadors and our West Coast based Admissions Counselors, we’re confident you can understand why so many students call Elon, home.  Read about what other West Coasters have said about their Elon experience.

How is North Carolina culture different from the West Coast?

Southern hospitality is no urban legend. Expect to meet lots of people who will want to know your story, and plenty of passersby who will say “hello” as you walk around campus. Elon students are from all over the United States and various corners of the globe, so you’ll experience many different cultures on campus.

How many West Coast students are enrolled at Elon?

Every year, we enroll between 30-50 students from the West Coast into Elon’s incoming first year class.

How do I get to campus from the airport?

The nearest major airport is Greensboro’s Piedmont Triad International (GSO), which is just 30 minutes from campus. Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) is also convenient; it’s a 50-minute drive from Elon. Shuttles run from Elon to both airports, and you can easily catch a ride back to campus after holidays or when classes begin.

How is Elon growing its presence on the West Coast?

Elon is committed to developing a strong foundation on the West Coast. We have created more options for our alumni to connect and network with others in the West Coast Elon community. For the last decade Elon in LA, the university’s year-round internship program, has helped students connect with alumni and companies on the West Coast. As these programs grow, the university will continue its investment in alumni, families and students living in those areas.

Can I take a virtual tour?

In addition to in-person campus visits, we offer virtual campus visit sessions to prospective students.

If you can’t make it to campus for a visit or you just want to see our campus again, we offer a series of short videos that provide a glimpse of what it’s like to be an Elon student. From residential neighborhoods to innovative classroom spaces, dining halls, the student center and more, take take a virtual tour of all the places our students love at Elon.

Is a campus map available online?

We have several different maps available to help you get to know Elon.

Do you have any information sessions that I can watch to get know more about Elon?

The  Life As A Phoenix site makes it easy to get know Elon.

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