Elon College, founded in 1889, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its five core experiences (service, leadership, study abroad, undergraduate research and internship) comprise the Elon Experiences and are recorded on a special transcript. Elon ranks number one among master''s-level institutions in the nation in percentage of students who study abroad: 42% of the class of 1998, compared to 1% nationally. 76% completed internships, compared to 26% nationally. 65% of all students volunteered more than 50,000 hours of service, compared to 17% nationally. 21% of all students hold leadership roles. Elon''s 502-acre campus is located west of North Carolina''s primary high-tech region, the Research Triangle.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
6,337
Undergraduates
2,561
Men - 40.4%
3,765
Women - 59.4%
786
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 17,551 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 10
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
4 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
622 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
634 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$56,111
Tuition and Fees
$38,725
Room and Board
$13,886
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$24,165
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,774
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Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
480
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
36%
20-29
29%
30-39
20%
40-49
0%
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Elon Population
12,186
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
69% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Phoenix
Sororities
39% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
2.4%
Black/African-American
5.9%
Hispanic/Latino
6.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
80.8%
Unknown
1.1%
International Students
2.2% from 51 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
84%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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