Location
Elmhurst, IL
Undergrads
2,864
Tuition
$31,650
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 495 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places close to campus (10 minute walk or so). There are more places farther out that you would need a car to get to.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Elmhurst is close to Chicago so non-campus housing is expensive.

4 College Junior

Majors: Most programs don't have any special requirements to get in to them.

3 College Junior

Majors: The physics department is very small. There is a lot of work and labs are a part of every class. The program is average but you have to take classes in a specific order and not all classes are offered every year/semester.

College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life, but I have no issues with them either.

3 College Junior

Facilities: The space is fine but there are very few events/things to do on the weekends.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: They do what they can. This school is crazy expensive and I will be paying for school for a long time.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Its not the best its not the worst. Food is pretty bad on the weekends. Jaypass money can't be rolled over or refunded.

College Junior

Nightlife: I am not a party person so I don't know a lot about this. I do know that parties are not allowed on campus.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms themselves are fine but res life is the worst office to work with on campus. The room selection process is awful and one of the most stressful times of the year.

4 College Junior

Athletics: There are many sports to choose from, however they are not my thing. The teams do well from what I have heard.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: They tell you that Professors are at the top of their profession but many do not know how to teach the information. Courses are fine but many majors don't offer a lot of options per semester.

College Junior

Overall Experience: I do not know a lot about this, but many majors require an internship or independent study that they help the student set up.

4 College Freshman

Majors: the internships are easy to find

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is really diverse in its beliefs

3 College Freshman

Academics: The academic course at the university are very diverse

3 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is great the pace of the classes im taking are very helpful

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The campus is so beautiful and the teachers and people bring you in and try to help you

4 College Freshman

Computers: Easy to access. Only crowded during the day, so easy to go at night if live on campus

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Police don't really arrest, more just let people out.

4 College Junior

Majors: It is very challenging and competitive. There are many prerequisites and criteria such as only being able to repeat one course to earn a higher grade.

4 College Junior

Majors: As I mentioned it is challenging but if you really put a lot effort into it and study you will do great.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It is a quite and small suburb. Campus is located a little far to walk to shopping areas or restaurants

4 College Junior

Diversity: I think every year the school is more diverse which I believe is great! It's great to be in school where there are people from different cultures, religions, and ethnic backgrounds.

5 College Junior

Academics: The registration process is quite easy! There are many study areas available such as the study rooms in the library.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Colin Ashwood
Hometown
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Major
Political Science
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It’s common for students to wonder whether they made the right choice with their college, but this answer cannot be found within a week or two—it takes at least a semester to fully appreciate (or hate) their college. At Elmhurst, orientation can be rather tedious, but once classes start, the campus settles down and thrives. The classes are intriguing and taught by smart yet down-to-earth professors. And through your classes, you will learn about the 100+ different organizations on campus, which is huge considering there are only about 3,000 undergrads here. This makes it easy for students to get involved and begin gaining experiences for their potential careers.

Prestigious graduate programs respect Elmhurst and offer plenty of opportunities to its students. Even though the area has a large concentration of colleges and qualified people, Elmhurst students continually grab top-notch internships with some of the best organizations in the world. Elmhurst is close enough to the city of Chicago to enjoy the opportunities it provides, yet Elmhurst students aren’t directly affected by the city’s traffic, crime, and culture (depends on your viewpoint). Chicago is there if you want it, but it’s not in your face.

Overall, most students seem quite content with their choice of Elmhurst. The College is not perfect, but it provides a challenging curriculum, a nice community, and wonderful opportunities—all things that outweigh any cons. And Elmhurst’s proactive approach will likely continue to expand the unique experience it provides its students. Elmhurst College is a gem most prospective college students should keep on their radar.

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