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Elon University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 140 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 3 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Southern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $132,415)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $66,292)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 101 Yes -
Baseball 36 - Yes -
Basketball 18 17 Yes Yes
Football 101 - - Yes
Golf 20 12 Yes Yes
Soccer 31 30 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 Yes Yes
Tennis 11 9 Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country 15 - - -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.1%
Hispanic 2.2%
Non-resident alien 3.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 79.3%
Percent of students with disability 8%

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 17
Liquor Law Violation 14
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 6
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Brian from Burlington, NC
  • 5
  • at elon university, dorm life is amazing because there are many different types such as, learning communities (international pavilion, la casa de espaƱol and honors pavilion). in addition, you'll meet…

  • Jan-28-2012 Read More
  • Kirby from Doylestown, PA
  • 5
  • The dorms are amazing! Even the smallest ones are spacious, and there are many different styles offered to suit any preference. There are also many services offered for the dorms:…

  • Apr-06-2012 Read More
  • Sheldon from Washington, DC
  • 5
  • the social atmosphere at elon is unlike any other. living in a dorm here will be one of the best experiences in your life. most roommates, suite mates and hall…

  • Feb-20-2012 Read More
  • Claire from Chapel Hill, NC
  • 4
  • Elon has fantastic living situations for students, especially compared to other colleges. Most of the facilities are new or have been renovated. The Elon tuition and endowment programs allow for…

  • Apr-10-2012 Read More
  • CarpeDiem1129
  • 5
  • fantastic dorms, and close proximity apartments to campus. recent renovation on older dorms to bring them into the future. …

  • Feb-29-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Christine from Raleigh, NC
  • Jan-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Here's the downfall. The dining halls aren't open 24/7, and with a performer's crazy schedule, that's a little inconvenient. The meal plans are kinda dumb and I feel like I'm throwing money out the window by being forced to have a certain one. The food itself isn't exactly great, either.

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  • 5
  • Allyson from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Dec-31-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They have several dining halls (I believe 3) that are scattered around campus. They also have a biscuitville and starbucks! Other restaurants and coffee shops are really close too.

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  • 4
  • Erin from Holliston, MA
  • Nov-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Great food most of the time in the dining halls, but sometimes a little repetitive. However, there are on campus restaurants like Qdoba, Boars Head, Topios, and Chick-fil a to name a few that can help change things around.

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  • 4
  • Alex from Richardson, TX
  • Oct-19-2014 I am a current student here

    I haven't really had any bad food on campus. The dining halls have a lot of options, plus there are so many other options on campus to eat at like Chick Fil A, Qdoba, Pandora's Pies, Acorn, and so many others!

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  • 4
  • Alias
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    The campus dining halls sometimes don't have hours that agree with college life. The food is decent, but not the same is at home. However, there are places where you can use your Phoenix cash or Access + 7 to give yourself some variety such as Mexican, Pizza, Chik-fil-A, etc.

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  • 5
  • Melissa from ELON, NC
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at Elon is great! Food wise at Elon keeps expanding with remodeling going on more and more food chain places are being brought to Elon. Dinning halls are delicious with great workers who are very friendly. Starbucks was recently brought back to campus, along with Starbuck there are great smoothie and restaurants within walking distance.

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  • 5
  • Ashton from Burlington, NC
  • Dec-18-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is exceptional several different dining halls with different options at each one. Elon also has a Chik - fi- la, Biscuitville, a few restuarants on campus, and a couple coffee shops.

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  • 5
  • Student from NC
  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    The meal plans are sometimes confusing and can be pricy but overall Elon offers great meal choices to their students.

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  • 3
  • Jane from Raleigh, NC
  • Oct-20-2013 I am a current student here

    When my friends from North Carolina public schools visit, they marvel at the food we have at Elon! The dining halls do a great job to provide delicious food that varies a lot. The meal plans allow you to eat as much as you want, too, and they even have to-go boxes if you're in a hurry. The dining hall hours are a little annoying, though, and if you have a dietary restriction (vegan, gluten free, vegetarian) it will be slightly more difficult.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Allyson from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Dec-31-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They have Greek life, but it's not a big deal if you choose not to participate. Sororities are not allowed to throw parties.

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  • 0
  • Erin from Holliston, MA
  • Nov-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is big on Elon. If you are a boy who wants to get into Frat parties, you need to join a Frat, however for girls thats not the case. Boys can still go to presumes though, just not Frat parties. Most girls join sororities, however it is not necessary in order to meet people and do things at Elon. Greek Life is also very expensive to be a part of.

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  • 0
  • Alias
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Rush here is only a week and the pledging is six weeks. I chose not to be in a fraternity.

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  • 0
  • Student from NC
  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    Super active at Elon! The greek life at Elon is great: they are active in philanthropy, committed to one another, and are not very catty or big on hazing. As a new student you feel that almost everyone is a member of greek life because there is a large percentage of students that are active in greek life.

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  • 0
  • Jane from Raleigh, NC
  • Oct-20-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm not personally involved in Greek life, but about half of the students here are. IF YOU LIKE GREEK LIFE YOU SHOULD COME TO ELON BECAUSE YOU WILL EASILY FIT IN!

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  • 0
  • David from Raleigh, NC
  • Jul-17-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life at Elon is a chance for people to bond and get close together. Fraternities there are nice, and some are very different from one another (you can get your typical, narcissistic jock to your all around caring gentleman. Greek life isn't for everyone, so don't feel bad if you feel like you won't fit in or if you don't get a bid.

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  • 0
  • Marisa from Stonington, CT
  • Feb-03-2013 I am a current student here

    I am not a member of Greek life at Elon. I remember reading these reviews in high school and being concerned about the presence and popularity of it. If you're interesting in joining a sorority or fraternity, go for it! A lot of my friends are members and have all had wonderful experiences. If you're looking for sisterhood, brotherhood or another social outlet, Greek life at Elon is a good fit for you. However, if you're thinking twice about whether this is your scene, already have sisters like me, or just aren't sure - do not let any comments about the Greek scene at Elon deter you from this school! You'll figure it out and one great thing about Elon is that you won't go through recruitment until after Winter Term, giving you a good 5 months to feel it out. You might find, like me that you have enough on your plate or don't want to put forth the expenses. You will definitely find groups to be a part of that are a good fit for you. However, it can't hurt to go through recruitment and see if you find a group of girls or guys you just can't imagine your Elon experience without. However, if it doesn't really interest you - No worries. You will still find a group of girls or guys you can't imagine your Elon experience without. I promise!

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