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Elmhurst University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Elmhurst University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Elmhurst University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Elmhurst University was awarded 32 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

Elmhurst landed the #655 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Elmhurst also holds the #24 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

See all of the rankings for Elmhurst University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Elmhurst?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Elmhurst University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 71%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to Elmhurst submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 485 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Elmhurst University  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Elmhurst University  ( 485 to 620 )
Elmhurst received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Elmhurst University  ( 20 to 26 )

Learn more about Elmhurst University admissions.

Elmhurst University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Elmhurst University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Elmhurst University is 40%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  40 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Elmhurst University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Elmhurst University has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Elmhurst the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 54%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  54 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Elmhurst University.

Elmhurst University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,891 undergraduates at Elmhurst with 2,722 being full-time and 169 being part-time.

How Much Does Elmhurst University Cost?

The overall average net price of Elmhurst is $21,485. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Elmhurst

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,903 $17,837 $19,703 $23,604 $28,345

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Elmhurst, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Elmhurst, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $7,343 a year. That adds up to $29,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Elmhurst is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Elmhurst Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Elmhurst with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,300 in their early years. That's great news for Elmhurst students since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Elmhurst University make the most money.

Location of Elmhurst University

Elmhurst University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Elmhurst, Illinois. Elmhurst is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Elmhurst are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296
Phone: 630-279-4100

Elmhurst University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 58 majors graduated from Elmhurst University. Of these students, 781 received undergraduate degrees and 248 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 107 $28,600
Business Administration & Management 92 $41,000
Nursing 64 $62,000
Finance & Financial Management 46 $48,500
Accounting 38 $55,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 37 $41,800
Marketing 35 $47,300
General Biology 32 $26,000
Health & Physical Education 28 $30,100
Teacher Education Subject Specific 26 $34,500

Learn more about the majors offered at Elmhurst University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Elmhurst

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 676 students took at least one online class at Elmhurst University. This is an increase from the 501 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 676 166
2017-2018 501 135
2016-2017 427 128
2015-2016 445 115
2013-2014 308 106

Learn more about online learning at Elmhurst University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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