Elmhurst College

190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Main telephone 630-617-3500
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Public or private Private
Type of school University
Denomination Other
Date founded 1871
Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Campus size 38 acres
County Du Page
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Number of full time, freshmen men 204
Number of full time, freshmen women 293
Total number of full time freshmen 497
Number of part time, freshmen men 0
Number of part time, freshmen women 0
Total number of part time freshmen 0
Total number of freshmen men 204
Total number of freshmen women 293
Total number of freshmen 497
Number of full time, undergraduate men 1,072
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,660
Total number of full time undergraduates 2,732
Number of part time, undergraduate men 51
Number of part time, undergraduate women 92
Total number of part time undergraduates 143
Total number of undergraduate males 1,123
Total number of undergraduate females 1,752
Total number of undergraduate students 2,875
Number of male graduate students 184
Number of female graduate students 378
Total number of graduate students 562
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,307
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 2,130
Total enrollment 3,437
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 4%
Black 5%
Hispanic 20%
White 62%
Race/ethnicity unknown 2%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 9%
Number of states and territories represented 33
Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Number of countries represented 25
Percentage of students 25 or older 12%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 4 courses
In-state tuition $38,354
Out-of-state tuition $38,354
Fees $300
Books and supplies $1,000
Room and board (live on campus)* $10,952
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Class load (number of credits taken) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Senior citizens Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 4 courses per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Julia Jenkins
Financial aid contact title Director of Student Financial Services
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 630-617-3015
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) December 1
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $29,525
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 82%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,272
Scholarship or grant $24,858
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $28,465
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 82%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,220
Scholarship or grant $23,108
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 509
Number of freshmen who received aid 465
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 2,313
Number of undergraduates who received aid 2,144
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 69%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $29,432
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Christine Grenier
Admissions contact title Senior Director of First-Year Admission
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-697-1871
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 1,427
Number of male applicants accepted 971
Number of male applicants who enrolled 204
Number of female applicants 2,218
Number of female applicants accepted 1,600
Number of female applicants who enrolled 293
Total number of applicants 3,645
Total number of applicants accepted 2,571
Total number of applicants who enrolled 497
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Number who applied for early action 1,162
Number who were admitted via early action 1,067
Early decision (apply early, must attend if accepted) application deadline November 1
Notification date for early decision applicants December 1
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Recommended, but not required
Written essay or personal statement Recommended, but not required
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Very important
Standardized test scores Very important
High school class rank Very important
Recommendations Important
Application essay Important
Character/personal qualities Considered
Interview Important
Talent or ability Considered
Extracurricular activities Considered
Level of applicant's interest Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Life long learning Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
Under 400 4%
400 - 499 17%
500 - 599 54%
600 - 699 22%
700 - 800 2%
SAT math
Under 400 2%
400 - 499 24%
500 - 599 44%
600 - 699 24%
700 - 800 5%
ACT score
12 - 17 8%
18 - 23 49%
24 - 29 37%
30 - 36 6%
Average ACT score 23
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.48
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 77%
Percentage in top 25% 49%
Percentage in top 10% 21%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 75%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 53%
Between four and five years 9%
Between five and six years 1%
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Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Number of faculty on campus 381
Student faculty ratio 14:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 32 courses
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Foreign language requirement Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Honors program Yes
3-2 degree programs (three-year bachelor's degree and two-year master's degree) are available Yes
Engineering Master's at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Southern California
Domestic exchange available Yes
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Air Force ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (800)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Buehler Library
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 100
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Programming Board and Student Government, theater and music groups, Black Student Union, residence life groups, Hablamos
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Percentage of students who live on campus 32%
Percentage of students on campus on a typical weekend 25%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Not required
Housing availability for first year students Priority for housing
Housing options Co-ed
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
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Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 70%
Was counseled by the career services office 65%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
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Grad admissions contact person Timothy Panfil
Grad admissions contact title Senior Director, Graduate Admission and Enrollment Management
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Grad admissions contact phone (local) 800-697-1871
Number of full time, male graduate students 24
Number of full time, female graduate students 140
Total number of full time graduate students 164
Number of part time, male graduate students 160
Number of part time, female graduate students 238
Total number of part time graduate students 398
Total number of male graduate students 184
Total number of female graduate students 378
Total number of graduate students 562
Number of undergraduate men 1,123
Number of undergraduate women 1,752
Total number of undergraduate students 2,875
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,307
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 2,130
Total enrollment 3,437
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