Elon University
Elon, NC, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
Acceptance Rate
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Transfer Acceptance Rate
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Admissions Requirements

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SAT Subject Tests
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Dual Enrollment
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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted.November 1January 10
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.November 1May 1
Fall Regular DecisionJanuary 10May 1
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Application Fee
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Rolling Admissions
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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
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Average ACT Composite: 28
Average SAT Composite: 1265
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

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Top 25%
Top 50%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-334-8448
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

Come do a campus visit during the spring, summer, or fall. The campus is stunning. Also check out the Open House events Elon does, it's a great opportunity to meet students and teachers who are willing to be more candid then your typical tour guide or representative.
David from Hunt Valley, MD
I encourage you too definetely visit the campus, and when you do make an appointment with some professors in any areas that you are interested in, take a tour or two, and sit in on some classes. Don't be afraid to talk to some of the students about anything you want to know about Elon. The students are the insiders and will be more than willing to let you in on some secrets!
Jacki from Asheboro, NC
please remember to stay organized. it's very important to make a schedule of all of your classes, study times, meetings, and other activities. this is the best way to be successful in college because you will have everything balanced and stress free. this means better grades, you get everything done and you stay on top of everything. most importantly, use all of the resources on campus from academic advising to the writing center. you're paying a lot of money to go to college so please use every resource as much as possible and you'll see that your goals will be achieved. also be yourself, college can be intimidating, but take the time to try things outside of your comfort zone, make new friends, enjoy all the benefits of college life and make the next four years the very best.
Brian from Burlington, NC
It is recommended that all of those who are considered prospective students should not hesitate to talk to the faculty at Elon. Never be afraid to engage in conversation about your future. There are numerous opportunities available at Elon, but it's better to converse with the faculty to get a better idea of what you're getting into. Also, visit the campus anytime you can. You should take the opportunity to go the the various orientations set and take mental notes on what the campus expects and what you have to do to maintain and uphold standards acceptable by Elon University. Feel free to go to the gatherings hosted by the Elon community and don't focus on partying. This is a private college and they expect great things from you so messing around is not an efficient option. However, out of everything, don't be stressed and take things one step at a time.
Xadiex from Knightdale, NC
You have to see the campus and go on a tour! Once you see and hear all that Elon has to offer, you will not want to or need to look anywhere else. You would be hard-pressed to find a school with better opportunities or a more well-rounded education.
Kirby from Doylestown, PA
Apply Early-Action- it is non-binding and you hear of your acceptance sooner. If you are not accepted Early Action, you may still apply regular decision. Also, make sure to come visit the school. It is definitely worth touring and the fact that you took the time and made the effort to come visit stands out when admission counselors are choosing between accepting two otherwise equal students.
Jane from NH
Maintain a high G.P.A. in high school, but also try be involved. They love seeing when someone is involved in their community. Get all that they asked for turned in on time and make sure that it is neat and organized.
Sidney from Henderson, NC
Prospective students should be prepared to engage in conversations held within their classes, talk to professors, and meet as many students/faculty/staff on campus as possible. Elon is a community, be ready to participate in it!
Vicky from Wilmington, NC
To be fair, the prep culture is pretty prevalent here. If you've never heard of Vineyard Vines or Lilly Pulitzer, you're in for a little bit of a culture shock. Elon isn't too small but it's not exactly large, either- you'll see friendly faces everywhere you go, but you definitely won't get to know every person on campus.
Christine from Raleigh, NC
GPA and SAT/ACT scores aren't the only things that Elon looks at. Even if your GPA or SAT/ACT score doesn't meet the requirements, if you are a well-rounded student, Elon appreciates that. So stay active in your community.
Erin from Holliston, MA