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Elon University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Elon University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Elon offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Elon University Ranked?

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2021 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.

Elon University was awarded 52 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Elon is ranked #99 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Elon held the #106 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Elon is also ranked #5 out of 56 schools in North Carolina.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Elon?

Acceptance Rate

Elon University has an acceptance rate of 67%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Elon.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to Elon submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 560 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Elon University  ( 580 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Elon University  ( 560 to 660 )
Elon received ACT scores from 58% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Elon University  ( 25 to 29 )

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Elon University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Elon is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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 Elon University is 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Elon University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Elon University has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. 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  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Elon the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 79%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  79 out of 100

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

Excellent Overall Diversity at Elon

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,045 undergraduates at Elon with 5,885 being full-time and 160 being part-time.

Elon Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 86.19 out of 100, Elon is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.19 out of 100
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How Much Does Elon University Cost?

The overall average net price of Elon is $35,160. 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 Elon

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,200 $24,161 $26,594 $32,754 $41,380

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 Elon, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Elon, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $9,648 a year. That adds up to $38,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Elon is 0.9%. 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 Elon Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Elon make around $51,900 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Elon students since it is 30% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Elon University make the most money.

Location of Elon University

Elon University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Elon, North Carolina. Elon is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Elon University

Contact details for Elon are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Campus Drive, Elon, NC 27244-2010
Phone: 336-278-2000

Elon University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 62 majors graduated from Elon University. Of these students, 1,666 received undergraduate degrees and 275 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
Finance & Financial Management 199 $59,400
Public Relations & Advertising 155 NA
Marketing 131 $46,000
General Psychology 90 $18,700
Business Administration & Management 81 NA
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 76 NA
Other Public Administration 74 NA
Accounting 69 $58,600
Health & Physical Education 50 $31,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 43 $38,200

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

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