Within the beautiful brick walls that make up Elon University, there is a fascinating world of information and knowledge. To prospective students, Elon looks exactly like what it is—a university trying to create a name and reputation for itself, claiming awards like “most up and coming.” From a student’s standpoint, that image gets a little lost in the hectic schedule of going to classes, studying, having a job, getting involved in all areas on campus, and mostly trying to enjoy the college experience. However, the students know that they are a part of something that will eventually be bigger than what we are now. The alumni connection is vastly improving, and the true quality of an Elon education is more apparent. When students graduate, their degrees will tell employers that we’ve been through some of the toughest challenges students face in today’s world and that they're trained and ready to take on more.
That being said, the academics at Elon are very rigorous. Each year, the admissions standards get increasingly harder, and each class is more in-depth and challenging. Despite that, Elon is still a very small school. Classes are small enough that students can ask lots of questions, professors get to know names and faces, and there’s never such a huge crowd that you have to fight to see your professor during office hours. If you want to succeed, Elon is the place to go. The school provides students with tremendous opportunity; it’s really up to the student whether to make him or herself a leader or follower. The opportunity to be a leader is here at Elon.