Location
Elmhurst, IL
Undergrads
2,864
Tuition
$31,650
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 477 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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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.

4 College Junior

Academics: It is very challenging but the professors are great at teaching the courses and prepare you for the next step.

College Junior

Nightlife: I don't live on campus so I do not know much about the nightlife on campus.

4 College Junior

Computers: There's many computer labs available. Sometimes the internet is slow but for the most part it is great! There is no need for a personal printer. Also, there is no need for a personal computer unless you prefer to take notes on your laptop.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Although most teams are not very good, our athletics are important to the campus. Most people make friends through sports.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Elmhurst is a small town that has everything you need in it including stores, restaurants, a movie theater and a bowling alley.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe and in a safe neighborhood. The school also supplies students with counseling if needed for mental health.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The housing is safe and close to the school. The school provides a shuttle to and from apartments.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most students go home on the weekends so residence life is pretty boring.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Admission is easy and it is easy to work through changing majors.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I enjoy it however I wish there were more diverse classes to take. I do like how there is a lot of room to obtain a minor.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are okay. Unless you are a biology or chemistry major, most classes are not challenging.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: We have a lot of diversity however most of the students are from around the area so they all fall under many of the same categories.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Almost everyone gets a scholarship but it is hard to maintain and doesn't make that much of a difference. You might be lucky and get a lot of help. The school is always willing to work with you!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are some good and some bad sororities and fraternities at the school. You just have to find one you fit in to.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The school is tolerant however if you have drugs and alcohol you will get written up by the RA's

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload is fairly okay. I wish liberal art schools had more flexibilities when it comes to majors in general. Like if I want to become a cartoon animator or a fashion designer I would have to transfer. If I wanted to study law, I would have to transfer. If I wanted to study marine biology, I would have to transfer. I think that the students who choose to come to a private liberal arts college can sometimes be superficial, stuck up and snobby. Their use to getting what every they want, when they want. So therefore some students would complain about the facilities like the lunchroom food, the cafeteria doesn't make my salad the way I want it. Or my pizza is to greasy, but I think all the food and college facilities are awesome.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The computer labs sometimes can have computer break downs but if you bring your own lab top that won't be a problem. Also don't always rely on the networks capabilities. They can also shut down inside dorm rooms or shut down completely for hours at a time on some days.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It can be a winter wonderland sometimes and then a perfect spring paradise the next year. its alright. hate commuting tough.

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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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