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Study at Elmhurst College

Elmhurst College is located in Elmhurst, Illinois, United States. It was established in 1871 as Elmhurst Proseminary. This college occupies an area on more than 35 acres. Students are offered degrees and certificate programs in diverse Course Topics including music, business administration, liberal studies, professional accounting, and education.

The college's athletic teams are named the Bluejays. Male students participate in a variety of sports including basketball, baseball, cross country, track and field, football, tennis, soccer, golf, and wrestling. Female students are involved in sports such as bowling, basketball, track and field, soccer, cross country, golf, tennis, softball, and volleyball. The on-campus Greek fraternities and sororities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Sigma Theta, and Phi Mu.

Profile of Elmhurst College

Elmhurst is in a large suburb, in Elmhurst, IL. The school has a United Church of Christ religious affiliation. Elmhurst is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at Elmhurst include music and business and management.

Elmhurst Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 510 to 610 for students at Elmhurst. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 490 and 580.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Elmhurst, in 2007, had 3, 184 students (2, 815 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at the school attend full-time. Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at the school belong to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin for major sports.

Elmhurst Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management222business administration, business management, finance, accounting, logistics, marketing, international business
Education and Teaching137elementary school teaching, early childhood education, special ed, physical education teaching, music teaching, education, speech teaching, art Education
Liberal Arts98English, history, political science, sociology, economics, liberal arts and sciences, speech and rhetoric, Spanish language, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine66registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling50psychology, organizational psychology
Media44organizational communications, media studies, animation and special effects, communication and journalism
Science35biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry
Medical Support and Technology27speech pathology
Music22music management, music, jazz, music theory and composition
Computer Science and Engineering21information technology, computer science, computer networking, information science, computer support
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Art Studies11art studies, arts management
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy, pre-ministerial studies, theology, religion
Conservation and Resource Management0natural resources management
Family and Social Work0human services

Contact: Elmhurst

Elmhurst College

190 Prospect Ave

Elmhurst, IL 60126-3096

General Phone: (630) 617-3500


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