The National Leader in Student Success

Elon University is ranked #89 among the nation’s most prestigious comprehensive universities, with a #1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and a #6 ranking for most innovative national university.

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges badge image for National Universities 2022-2023.For the eighth straight year, Elon is the leader in the “Programs to Look For” feature – the only college or university ranked in the top 20 in all eight categories of academic programs linked to student success and positive learning outcomes.

  • #1 Learning Communities
  • #2 First-Year Experiences
  • #3 Service Learning
  • #3 Study Abroad
  • #5 Senior Capstone
  • #7 Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects
  • #9 Internships/Co-ops
  • #19 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