Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL, USA
3.68 Average Rating

Elmhurst College is a liberal arts institution in the Chicagoland area affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Elmhurst offers bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors. Additionally, the school operates the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for students with learning disabilities, which provides a four-year certification and education in academics, independent living, and social skills. For a recreational break from the rigors of college life, the Elmhurst campus is home to a 48 acre arboretum and the Elmhurst College Art Collection. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Church of Christ
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
84%
Out-Of-State Students
9%
96%
Submitting ACT
6%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1090
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,481
Total Number of Undergrads
2,875
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
55%
20-39 Students
43%
0
100
61%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,678
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$35,250
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$35,250
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,928
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,222
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,786
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$24,222

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
93%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,736
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$222
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
32%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bluejays
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
College Conference of Illinois and Wisc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Denver
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$47,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
The First-Year Experience is amazing!!! They really want their students to be successful. I also love the sense of community here.
Anonymous
Elmhurst has extremely intelligent and helpful professors. The atmosphere is welcoming and everyone is willing to make you feel at home. EC offers so many community and campus activities that it's very easy to make friends.
Sarah from Western Springs, IL
Elmhurst is small, but has very nice faculty and great resources. The classes are interesting, and there are many fun events on campus. Elmhurst College hosts dozens of interesting lectures throughout the semester, and offers many ways for students to get involved.
Marley from Signal Mountain, TN