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Campus & Student Life at Elon University

Home to about 6,291 undergraduates in 2020, Elon University is a private university located in Elon, North Carolina. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Elon University offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Elon University can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Elon University Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Elon University Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 10.0% of the student population at Elon University. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Elon University Disability Services.

Elon University for the Military

While not a "service academy", Elon University does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Elon University Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Elon University for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Elon University

Elon University offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Elon University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Elon University

There were 6,291 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 6,073 (96.5%). Part-time attendance was 218 (3.5%).


Elon University is Ranked #530 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Elon University receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Elon University #530 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Elon University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Elon University by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Elon University Diversity Guide.

Elon University Competes in the NCAA

Elon University has a total of 403 student athletes, 215 men and 188 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$18,427,570
Total Expenses (all teams)$18,427,570

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Elon University Athletics

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