Location
Elon, NC
Undergrads
5,209
Tuition
$28,980
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1066 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is extremely prevalent on campus. They throw a lot of fundraisers as well as parties. If you are a GDI guy say goodbye to parties though.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking is very prevalent. Marijuana is somewhat prevalent, but not nearly as much.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are enough Computer labs around campus. There biggest one is in the library, there's also one in McMichael and two Macs in the Mosely Lounge. There are probably others but I dont go in many buildings other than these. The library also lets you check out laptops if yours breaks or something, so that's nice. The computers are half PCs and half Macs and are all pretty new and work well. If you have any issues there is a Tech desk in the library and a center near Subway.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is not much to do in Elon or Burlington (Elon itself is just the university, the postoffice and a animal hospital, Burlington is everything around that). Burlington has some very poor areas but not in a dangerous way. There are a lot of strip malls and Alamance Crossings which is a sort of outdoor mall with a cinema. There is a Lazer tagg and pottery painting place and that is about it for entertainment.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is great, health sucks. The health center is extremely far away from everything, it's on south campus and the doctors there are pretty useless. They pretty much let you self diagnose yourself and just prescribe antibiotics.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There isn't a lot of diversity on campus, at all. However, Elon is trying very hard to change that. International students, especially from spanish-speaking countries have very close-knit groups.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: There is a lot of ticketing and especially since the start of the construction for the admissions building, there have been a few more problems parking. You will be able to find a spot usually, it may just be a longer walk than you want to. Elon however, has strict rules on parking you can only park in the lot next to your dorm (unless u live off campus then u can park in moseley or in Colonaddes) unless it's after six or the weekend. If you live in global during the fall, you're screwed since you will have to move your car the night before football games and then back immediately after or you will be fined and towed.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: It's mostly frat parties, with the exception of of the bar which is mostly frequented for tuesday karaoke night (not as lame as it sounds) and thursday night.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The town of Elon is very friendly and the people are nice but the people in Burlington can often be unfriendly

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Both the guys and girls at Elon are very preppy and friendly

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive any financial aid after applying

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most of Elons housing is farther from academic buildings but are very nice

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: Elon is not a very diverse campus but is very accepting

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Elon is a safe campus

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: Some of the housing is spectacular, other housing isn't as great. Overall, it's pretty good in terms of community and building conditions. Global and Colonnades don't have much a community but the buildings are amazing. Danieley is SO far away but the community is apparently great. The Historic District locations (Virginia, Sloan, Carolina, Smith, HBB) have the best locations EVER, but the quality of the living conditions vary.

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3 College Student

Diversity: In general, I think Elon is fairly homogenous. I don't have much of a problem with it, however some people may feel strongly about it.

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off campus before, nor have I gone through the process.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: Nobody has ever pressured me to drink or do drugs, but I would recommend associating yourself with people who don't drink if thats not your thing.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: It always depends, but the campus policy enforcement can get really annoying. In my experience, RA's constantly charge kids for the dumbest things. In terms of alcohol, the police are pretty lenient. I've never had a direct encounter with them at a party, but I've heard some stories. Usually they just park themselves out on the streets during party nights to make sure there aren't any people violating noise restrictions, etc.

2 College Student

Athletics: I'm not much of a sports fan, but I always say that if the teams were better, then I would be more inclined to attend the games.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: I really love the people that I've met. The campus and the academics are also killer. However, the greek life is annoying to deal with if you aren't affiliated. Everyone deals with it differently, but if you're a guy, it's hard to get into frat parties. I also miss being so far from home. Obviously, thats not really Elon's fault, but getting home is a bit of a pain because flights are sometimes sparse if you're leaving from GSO or RDU.

3 College Student

Transportation: I would absolutely recommend having a car on campus. If you live on campus, you really don't need to have a car to get to class etc. (unless you live in Danieley, in which case it would be convenient). However, it's awesome to have a car if you're looking to get off campus. BUT, if you're a student, keep in mind that your parents might make you drive home every time you go on break. Thats a sacrifice if you live 10 hours away like myself!

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4 College Student

Academics: Challenging but manageable. Opportunity is everywhere.

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3 College Student

Scholarships: I received the Stafford Loan, but nothing else.

4 College Student

Weather: Got very cold this winter, but overall its great.

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Lauren Flood
Hometown
Ridgefield, CT
Major
Business Administration (Minor: Leadership)
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Elon students enjoy the experience of attending the school, but as with many things there are drawbacks. The community is small and quiet, and other schools are approximately a half hour away. But even though there are drawbacks, and students can sometimes feel like they wish they were somewhere else, they still can't imagine being at anywhere else. Socially, there is a Greek scene, but students also throw parties in their houses and/or apartments. There is also an abundance of nightlife that is in Greensboro, which is only 20-30 minutes away and well worth the trip.

The academic curriculum can be rigorous at times, but the professors are willing to help in any way that they can. Elon's student body is great even though they can be a little difficult to deal with at times; there are not a lot of complaints about the University other than its diversity issues and the size of the town. But don't be fooled by Elon's size-it may not be for everyone, but life at Elon can be a great experience.

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