Elon University is a mid-sized, private, liberal arts institution of 6,291 students known for enriching, experiential-focused learning.

Ranked #88 in the country by U.S. News and World Report, Elon is located in the beautiful state of North Carolina. Elon is a residential university with over 65% of students living on campus. With an average class size of 20, Elon offer 70+ undergraduate majors within our School of Business, School of Communications, School of Education, and the College of Arts & Sciences. 

Basic details

  • Region: South
  • Location: Elon, North Carolina
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Average ACT score: 27-29
  • Average SAT score: 1250-1400 (without writing included)
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; American Studies; Anthropology; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Law; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Drama/Theatre Arts
  • Full list of majors available: https://www.elon.edu/e/academics/majors-minors-and-programs.html


  • International students are eligible for: Merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $52,147


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Women's Lacrosse

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