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Elon University, established in 1889, is a private liberal arts university situated in Elon, North Carolina. It was founded by the Christian Church and was originally known as Elon College. It achieved university status on June 1, 2001. Elon University offers Enrolment to over 5, 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students every year. The sprawling campus of this university is spread out over 575 acres of land. Elon University comprises of the:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Elon College
  • Martha and Spencer Love School of Business
  • School of Communications
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
Students at Elon University can choose from over 40 majors and minors in various fields of study. The university has been ranked among the top southern masters-level universities in the country by the U. S. News and World Report.

Elon University's sports teams, nicknamed the Phoenix, participate in sports like basketball, baseball, football, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track, softball and volleyball. There are also over 20 social Greek organizations at Elon University.

Profile of Elon University

Elon, NC is home to Elon University. Elon is a small suburb. Students select the school partly because it is a United Church of Christ school. Elon University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in media, drama and performing arts, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Elon University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Elon University attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 41% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 560. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 570 and 660.


Elon University has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Elon University has 5, 456 enrolled students .

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Elon University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Southern Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Elon University Mission Statement Rooted in the historic tradition of the United Church of Christ, Elon University embraces its founder's vision of an academic community that transforms mind, body, and spirit and encourages freedom of thought and liberty of conscience. To fulfill this vision, Elon University acts upon these commitments: a. We nurture a rich intellectual community characterized by active student engagement with a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly accomplishment. b. We provide a dynamic and challenging undergraduate curriculum grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by distinctive professional and graduate programs. c. We integrate learning across the disciplines and put knowledge into practice, thus preparing students to be global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good. d. We foster respect for human differences, passion for a life of learning, personal integrity, and an ethic of work and service. "

Elon University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management284business management, accounting
Media201communication studies, journalism
Liberal Arts170English, history, political science, international relations, sociology, economics, Spanish language, general studies, . . .
Education and Teaching104elementary school teaching, special ed, middle school teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social science teaching
Therapy and Counselling98psychology, physical therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy95health and physical education, parks and recreation management, athletic trainer, health and fitness
Science45biology, chemistry, physics
Family and Social Work45human services, public administration
Drama and Performing Arts31drama, theatre design, dance
Art Studies21art studies
Religion and Philosophy18religion, philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management12environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering11computer science, computer engineering
Mathematics9mathematics, applied mathematics
Music6music, music performance
Engineering5engineering physics, various engineering courses
Engineering Technician1environmental engineering tech
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Contact: Elon University

Elon University

100 Campus Drive

Elon, NC 27244-2010

General Phone: (336) 278-2000


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