The National Leader in “Student Success”

Elon University is ranked #83 among the nation’s most prestigious comprehensive universities, with a #1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and a #9 ranking for Most Innovative National University.

For the seventh 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.

  • #1 Learning Communities
  • #1 Study Abroad
  • #2 First-Year Experiences
  • #2 Service Learning
  • #3 Senior Capstone
  • #6 Internships/Co-ops
  • #9 Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects
  • #16 Writing in the Disciplines
Undergraduate Teaching
Most Innovative Universities

Five “Great Lists”

  • Great-Run Colleges
  • Great Career Services
  • Great College Dorms
  • Great College Theater
  • Most Beautiful Campus

in study abroad for 16 straight years

Institute of International Education


Best-value private university

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance


for student engagement

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education