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
6,291
Undergraduates
2,536
Men - 40.3%
3,756
Women - 59.7%
826
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 15,306 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 10
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
4.04 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
611 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
622 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$55,647
Tuition and Fees
$38,725
Room and Board
$13,422
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$20,721
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,323
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
446
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
9%
10-19
41%
20-29
29%
30-39
21%
40-49
0%
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Raleigh Population
12,186
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
62% 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
5.8%
Hispanic/Latino
6.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
81.3%
Unknown
0.8%
International Students
1.9% from 49 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
80.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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