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Elmhurst College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 241 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

62% Women
38% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

College Conference of Illinois and Wisc

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $46,193)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $45,099)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 31 - - -
Basketball 20 15 - Yes
Bowling - 11 - -
Football 105 - - Yes
Golf 13 8 - -
Soccer 30 22 - Yes
Softball - 24 - Yes
Tennis 11 10 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 26 29 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 26 29 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 19 18 - -
Volleyball - 20 - Yes
Wrestling 38 - - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.8%
Hispanic 7.4%
Non-resident alien 1.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.1%
Two or more races 1.6%
White/non-Hispanic 74.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 5
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 9
Reviews Dorm Life


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Ruslan from Westchester, IL
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Many different dining options. Have something fulfilling or just a snack, Elmhurst has many dining options.

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  • 4
  • Sam
  • I am a current student here

    The food is crazy good! The chiefs there are professionals and they can cook almost anything. Plus the menu changes weekly so their is something new to try every week.

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  • 3
  • Nicholas from Addison, IL
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The on campus food service offers a nice range of edibles. However, because this is a small college the selection is limited, prices are a bit on the high side and hours of operation are not really convenient to campus life. There is a wide variety of choices in town which is just blocks away.

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  • 5
  • Cheyenne from Waukegan, IL
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is amazing! Their is a sand-which, two different hot food stations, dessert station and a salad bar. (Lunch and dinner) if breakfast is your thing the have a fruit bar, cereal bar, waffle make, coffees & teas, oatmeal, other drinks, and a hot food station.

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  • 3
  • Lauren from the Chicago-land area
  • I am a current student here

    Some meals are better than I expected and anticipated, while others are not. I really appreciate how the cafeteria charges a-la-carte style, that is one of the many reasons why I chose this school; however, I do find the prices to be a bit steep.

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  • 4
  • Stephanie from Machesney Park, IL
  • I am a current student here

    The food here is wonderful! While most small schools don't have many options, Elmhurst has it all! There are two main dining locations, the Caf and the Roost. The caf has many options just in itself! There is always delicious food served and the staff is always friendly and willing to answer questions. The Roost serves more fast food type food. It also has many options and even a convenience store located in it. The only reason I didn't give the category 5 stars is because the food locations aren't always open and on some days it is hard to find food if you want something to eat not at a meal time.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Nicholas from Addison, IL
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I have not experienced this aspect of campus life as of today. I am told by others that there are many nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities on campus.

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  • 0
  • Lauren from the Chicago-land area
  • I am a current student here

    From what I hear, it is an amazing experience. Unfortunately, because we are a small, private school we do not get enough funding to support separate housing for the sororities and fraternities that we do have.

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  • 0
  • Stephanie from Machesney Park, IL
  • I am a current student here

    While I'm not involved in the greek system, my roommate is in a sorority and she absolutely loves it. She says it was the best decision she ever made. Our greek life is centered around service and raising money for certain charities. It sounds like a lot of fun!

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  • 0
  • Sara from Villa Park, IL
  • I am a current student here

    greek life is great. i joined sigma kappa this year. we do a lot for the community and it is a great way to meet new people. everyone is very friendly.

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  • 0
  • Anthony from Oak Lawn, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There are several fraternities and sororities like Alpha Sigma Phi and Phi Mu. Every semester has rush week for new students who want in.

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  • 0
  • Jonathan from Matteson`, IL
  • I am a current student here

    I am not in a fraternity but I hang around some of them. From my observation, these groups are very close, social and fun to be around. They have many events to get the campus involved.

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  • 0
  • Kathleen from Alexandria, VA
  • I am a current student here

    I think there's about 6 or 7 sororities and fraternities. They seem very welcoming and fun. They always have activities going on. I have friends in them, and they seem to love it. Great way to meet awesome people.

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  • 0
  • Heather from Wheaton, IL
  • I am a current student here

    We have a small Greek community, with only seven social organizations. But it's a great way to get involved, especially for commuting students. Though it can be a time commitment, as well as a financial stress, I recommend it to anyone willing to try it out. Definitely go through recruitment!

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