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2700 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244-2010
Tel: (336)278-2000
Free: 800-334-8448
Admissions: (336)278-3566
Fax: (336)538-3986
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 580-acre suburban campus with easy access to Raleigh. Endowment: $57.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $829,326. Educational spending 2003-04: $7922 per student. Total enrollment: 4,796. Faculty: 338 (261 full-time, 77 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 8,063 applied, 41% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 12 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,496 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 126 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 40 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 2% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; education. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Augsburg College, Augustana College, Austin College, Birmingham-Southern College, Carthage College, Eckerd College, Erskine College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Linfield College, Pacific Lutheran College, St. Olaf College, Salem College, Tabor College, Washington and Jefferson College, Westminster College, Whitworth College, De Paul University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/10, 11/1 for early decision, 11/10 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 12/1 for early decision, 12/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $23,565 includes full-time tuition ($17,310), mandatory fees ($245), and college room and board ($6010). College room only: $2936. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $544 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $122.50 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 140 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 26% of eligible men and 43% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Elon volunteers, student media, intramural athletics, religious life. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Weekend, Fall Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,800 college housing spaces available; 2,711 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Carol Grotnes Belk with 240,058 books, 898,440 microform titles, 2,097 serials, 16,393 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.3 million. 575 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Alamance Community College.

Elon University: Narrative Description

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