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Elmira College

Elmira, New York

An Elmira College education gives its students strong critical thinking skills as well as the tools to communicate effectively. Through a comprehensive liberal arts from, the College ensures that its students are ready to take on any challenge with an extraordinary sense of professionalism.

Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
1,252 undergraduate students
90% of undergrad students are full time
31% male — 69% female
44% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
67 full-time faculty
103 part-time faculty
12 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
96.5% of first year students live on campus
88.1% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities  
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning  
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

RETENTION FALL 2016

79% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 YEAR GRADUATION RATE 2016

63% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016

Nonresident aliens 5%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 4%
White 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 4%

ACTIVITIES OFFERED

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band X
Dance X
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band  
Literary magazine X
Marching band  
Model UN X
Music ensembles X
Musical theater X
Opera  
Pep band  
Radio station X
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra  
Television station  
Yearbook X

COMMON CORE

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy  
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages  
History  
Humanities  
Mathematics X
Philosophy  
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 106 145 72 11 3 4 0 341

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms  
Women’s dorms X
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students X
Special housing for disabled students X
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing  
Wellness housing X
Other housing options  

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS FALL 2016

2,387 Total Applicants 
1,818 Total Admissions 
258 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
76.16% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling admission? Yes

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Interview
Character/personal qualities

Important
Class rank
Standardized test scores
Recommendation(s)
Extracurricular activities
Level of applicant’s interest

Considered
Talent/ability
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical residence
Racial/ethnic status
Volunteer work
Work experience

Freshmen Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 450 560
SAT Math 460 570
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT Math    
ACT English    
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2016-2017

Expenses  
Tuition $41,900
   
Room and Board (on campus) $12,000
Estimated Total On Campus $53,900

Average Financial Aid Packages 2015-2016 ESTIMATED

$31,202 First year students
$27,161 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2015-2016 ESTIMATED

78.4% on average, the percentage of need that was met
21% of financial need students that had need fully met

$27,161 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,766 Average need-based loan

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