Elon University

Elon Demographics & Diversity Report

How diverse is Elon University? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth about diversity at Elon. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Elon Student Population

How Many Students Attend Elon University?

Elon total enrollment is approximately 7,088 students.

6,079 are undergraduates and 705 are graduate students.

Elon Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Elon undergraduate population is made up of 61% women, and 39% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Elon Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 4,863
Hispanic 402
Black or African American 331
Multi-Ethnic 200
Asian 142
International 126
Unknown 5
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Elon Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 65% of full-time grad students are women, and 35% men.

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Elon Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 490
Black or African American 109
Unknown 42
Hispanic 35
Asian 11
Multi-Ethnic 10
International 5
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Elon achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #486 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  486 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  86.19 out of 100
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A high overall ranking means this school is considered quite diverse among all factors: student race/ethnicity, age, gender, and location.

How Does Elon Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Elon is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Elon is ranked 2,743 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2743 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  27.63 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

Elon Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,568
Black or African American 472
Hispanic 458
Multi-Ethnic 217
Asian 164
International 135
Unknown 60
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Elon University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 1,173
Black or African American 205
Asian 37
Multi-Ethnic 18
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Elon ranks 1,640 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1640 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  56.74 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 4,308 female students and 2,780 male students at Elon.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Elon is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  94.75 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 812 female teachers and 731 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 5% in Geographic Diversity
82.31% Out of State
2.32% Out of the Country

Elon ranks 125 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

82.31% of Elon students come from out of state, and 2.32% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  94 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 38 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
North Carolina 245
Massachusetts 170
New Jersey 149
New York 133
Connecticut 109

International Students at Elon

Students from 52 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from United Kingdom, China, and Canada.

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Above Average Student Age Diversity

Above Average Student Age Diversity
82.83% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  56.11 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Elon, 82.83% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 2,836
20-21 2,789
22-24 575
25-29 263
30-34 88
35 and over 83
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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