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Reviews 1058 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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

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

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.

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!

4 College Student

Academics: Challenging but manageable. Opportunity is everywhere.

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.

3 College Student

Nightlife: Frat parties and going to the one bar can get old.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Elon has a good deal on tuition to begin with so it is somewhat stingy with its scholarships.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Just don't get caught. it's not too hard.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: If you're into it, cool. If you're not, also cool. no one makes you do anything you don't want to do and you can find all types of people.

4 College Junior

Weather: A lot of beautiful sunny days in the spring and early fall but winter is gross and cloudy a lot.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: THere are so many options for off campus housing and the variety is fantastic. Most of the options are really nice with utilities included.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of campus, but if it's not for you, there are plenty of other things to get involved with that will be just as big of a commitment.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The location of the health center sucks, but I have never felt unsafe on campus.


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Lauren Flood
Ridgefield, CT
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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