Elon University

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Elon University


  • 78% have a job after 6 months
  • 80% have a job after 1 year
  • 85% have a job after 2 years


$20,441 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 10

Application fee


Educational Resources


Special collections in Civil War books, Christian Church/UCC history, and Elon history

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 250,119 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 4,955 current serial subscriptions.
  • 909,940 microforms.
  • 17,297 Audio/Visual items.
  • 24,674 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Dalton L. McMichael Sr. Science Center includes a collection of scientific instruments that are not typically available to undergraduate students. Included are the following: a 300 MHZ 2000FT nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, scanning electron microscope, ultracentrifuge, atomic absorption spectrometer, atomic force microscope, digital field fluorimeter, and a multi-resonance spectrometer.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 580 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 150 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 385 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 200 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 2,800 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 6,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service


reading, math, writing


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 57% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 4% of housing units are Singles.
  • 77% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 18% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 1% of of housing units are some other type.

Room Accessories

  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 70% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Elon has a rich cultural events and convocation program that brings several world leaders and scholars to campus each year. Recent visitors have included former President George H. W. Bush, Nobel Prize winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Elie Wiesel, broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite, Pulitzer Prize winners David Halberstam and David McCullough, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Queen Noor of Jordan, and conservationist Jane Goodall. The cultural events program also features outstanding performing artists in music and theater.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 140 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Delta Omega (Human Services); Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology); Alpha Psi Omega (Theater); Beta Beta Beta (Biology); Beta Gamma Sigma (Business and Accounting); Gamma Sigma Alpha (Greek Honor); Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography); Kappa Delta Pi (Education); Kappa Mu Epsilon (Math); Lambda Pi Eta (Communications); Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics); Omicron Delta Kappa (Academics and Leadership); Order of Omega (Greek); Phi Alpha Delta (Law); Phi Alpha Theta (History); Phi Epsilon Kappa (Physical Education); Phi Eta Sigma (Freshmen); Phi Kappa Phi (General Scholarship); Pi Delta Phi (French); Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences); Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science); Psi Chi (Psychology); Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish); Sigma Iota Rho (International); Sigma Tau Delta (English); Theta Alpha Kappa (Religious Studies)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Campus Outreach, Catholic Campus Ministry, Elon Gospel Choir, Elon Hillel, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Methodist Fellowship, Sigma Alpha Omega
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Cultural Society; Elon Gospel Choir; Elon’s Finest; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. ; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. ; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. ; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. ; Multicultural Student Council; S. M. A. R. T. Mentoring Program
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Accounting Society; Alpha Chi Omega; Alpha Kappa Psi; Alpha Omicron Pi; Alpha Phi Omega; Alpha Xi Delta; American Chemical Society; Assoc. for Computing Machinery; Blueprint; Cinelon; College Republicans; Colonnades; Crime Studies Club; Delta Sigma Theta; Diverse Students of Science; Elon Club Volleyball; Elon Engineers; Elon’s Flava; Elon Volunteers!; Epsilon Sigma Alpha; Equestrian Club; ESTV; Field Hockey Club; Financial Management Association; French Club; GAMMA; Habitat for Humanity; Hellenic Student Organization; HPLHP; Interfraternity Council; Iron Tree Blooming; Kappa Alpha Order; Kappa Sigma; Lacrosse Club (Men’s); Lacrosse Club (Women’s); Lambda Chi Alpha; Leisure/Sport Management Society; Liberal Arts Forum; Lincoln Pre-Med Society; Martial Arts Club; Mathematics Assoc. of America; Men’s Club Track; Model UN; National Pan-Hellenic Council; NC Student Legislature; Panhellenic Council; Pendulum; Phi Mu; Phi Psi Cli; Phoenix Fanatics; Pi Kappa Phi; Pre-Law Society; Psychology Club; Resident Student Association; Roller Hockey Club; Rotaract; Rugby Club (Men’s); Rugby Club (Women’s); Safe Rides; Self Defense Club; SHINE; Sierra Student Coalition; Sigma Chi; Sigma Kappa; Sigma Pi; Sigma Sigma Sigma; Soccer Club (Men’s); Soccer Club (Women’s); Society of Physics Students; Society of Professional Journalists; Spectrum; Student Government Association; Student NC Assoc. of Educators; Student Union Board; Students for Liberty; Students for Peace and Justice; Sweet Signatures; Swim Club; Toastmasters; Twisted Measure; Ultimate Frisbee Club; WSOE; Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Pendulum (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Raleigh-Durham, NC (40), Greensboro, NC (25)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Burlington, NC (5)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Graham, NC (10)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 70% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 20% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,500
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 10 fraternities
  • 7 fraternity houses
  • 26% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 11 sororities
  • 8 sorority houses
  • 43% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (North Carolina A&T University)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (North Carolina A&T University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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