In a word - Elon is impressive.
Elon, NC is a small, college town with a cute downtown area, located about 30 minutes from Greensboro, NC. Elon is a private, liberal arts university and it offers Division 1 athletics programs. They are test-optional and all students are automatically considered for merit scholarships.It is a medium sized campus with about 6,500 undergraduate students, most of whom live on campus. The facilities are state of the art and the campus is pristine, giving formal, fancy, impressive vibes. The average class size is 20 and all classes are capped at 33 students. The campus is progressive in nature, but definitely lacks diversity amongst their student body, which they say they are actively working to improve. Check out their website to learn more.
Here are some specs and fun facts:
80% of students study abroad
87% participate in internships, 66% of which turn into full time jobs upon graduation
The campus lacks diversity and is mostly white, which they say they are actively working to improve
It offers great resources for LGBTQIA students, as well as students of color
They host a drag show every year, along with many other on-campus events
Courses are offered in a 4-1-4 format, allowing for one-month study abroad options
13:1 student to faculty ratio
1:1 faculty mentorship
100% of classes are taught by faculty
Big on service learning, research, and leadership, as well as study abroad and internships
284 student organizations available
The average GPA of admitted students is between 3.4-4.4
Who is Elon for?
Strong, well-rounded students who thrive in a relatively traditional learning environment
Students who prefer smaller class sizes, but enjoy a medium sized campus
Those who benefit from experiential learning