Elon, North Carolina
Get to know Elon University
THE ELON EXPERIENCES
Elon students connect their education to the real world through hands-on learning. The university’s signature program, The Elon Experiences, provides a natural extension of the work done in the classroom.
The Elon Experiences can be completed individually or combined to suit students’ specific goals. Students can seek out service opportunities while they’re abroad. They can find internships that correlate with their multi-year research project. They can establish leadership development programs in local schools.
Professors become students’ mentors and guides throughout the Experiences and beyond. By the time students graduate, they have a wealth of real-world experiences that ease their transitions out of college, and they all stand out when applying for careers and graduate school.
Global Study at Elon includes 100+ study abroad programs and Study USA. During their time abroad, many Elon students pursue research, service, and internships. International internships can be completed for academic credit. Elon’s domestic travel programs take students not only to large cities like New York and Los Angeles, but also to rural communities in Appalachia and the Gulf Coast. Winter Term, summer, and semester-long Study USA program options are offered.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 5%
White, non-Hispanic: 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 0%
Distinguished faculty choose to teach at Elon because they love to mentor students. With small classes and a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, they are able to challenge individual students to reach their highest potential. Elon faculty are active and productive scholars with rich academic and professional experience. Through Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning, faculty members are leading an international conversation about the most effective teaching and learning strategies.
Elon’s four-year core curriculum has a strong global focus and is organized around the themes of inquiry, knowledge, and communication. Students learn to see the world through many different perspectives and understand the complex relationships among the world’s people, cultures, beliefs, and environments.
A CAMPUS OF COMFORT AND GROWTH
Elon students live and learn on a campus that has been specifically designed to encourage personal growth and academic discovery. The high-tech campus encompasses seven distinct residential neighborhoods for students at various stages of their college careers.
Freshmen can make the most of their first years with programs and experiences that help them navigate the transition to college. A fall semester orientation course, a common reading program, and move-in help from faculty and staff make students feel welcome to the Elon community.
First-Year Summer Experiences are optional programs that pair hands-on learning with core Elon values such as leadership and service. Incoming freshmen can hike the Appalachian Trail, work with Habitat for Humanity, learn how to become activists, and more.
PREPARED FOR THE WORLD
The Elon Core Curriculum is a set of courses and experiences that are shared by every undergraduate. The curriculum complements everyone’s major, focusing on the liberal arts and sciences that are so important to Elon’s mission and so vital for globally engaged citizenship in a democratic society. Students explore ideas and expand their worldview. In the process, they gain the lifelong benefits of complexity of thought, personal fulfillment, economic opportunity, and global awareness.
The learning goals of the Core Curriculum reflect the same skills expected in the workplace, including critical thinking, writing, and problem-solving skills. Elon has undertaken an extensive Writing Excellence Initiative to help students in all majors develop written communication skills that they will use throughout their lives.
ALUMNI OF PRESTIGE
Graduates work with many organizations including the Smithsonian Institution, SAS Institute, Inc., the Peace Corps, the Oakland Museum of California, Credit Suisse, Teach for America, and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Alumni also pursue graduate degrees at institutions such as the University of Chicago, Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Duke University, and American University.
AWARDED FOR EXCELLENCE
Elon University was one of 17 master’s-level colleges and universities listed by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “top producing” institution of students receiving Fulbright grants.
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