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Reviews 547 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Nothing exciting, but it's good enough to get you off campus for a while or on the weekends.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Unless you are putting danger on the the general public or including a minor in drugs and alcoholic activity, they are pretty okay with the student body.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: No hassle, I just submitted my FAFSA, and the school later sent me an estimate as to my tuition cost and the amount of aid I could get from them. No hassle whatsoever.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's a bit pricey, but there are many options, and it's quality food you can count on. Some of their pastas sometimes taste like cardboard, and the Cafe hours could be better, but overall I am a satisfied student.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Very few off campus options.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus meals are definantly better then on campus. Only down fall is you can't use your meal plan at the restaurants like other colleges do.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There isn't a lot of parties, they are mostly club's parties.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They are very strict when it comes to law violations, like under aged drinking illegal drug use etc.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They do try to give you a decent amount of financial aid. But if your parents are not helping with tuition you will definantly need to apply for lots of scholarships outside of the college.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It depends on what u like, it is also pretty heavy food. So if you are used to eating lighter meals you will have to get used to the diet change.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are decently sized compared to other colleges. The bathrooms aren't too bad and they are cleaned regularly.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of options, but it is super expensive and not very practical.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great restaurants in downtown Elmhurst, like Chipotle and Panera, but they do not offer student discounts.

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2 College Sophomore

Administration: I wish they took student needs into consideration, saving classes and programs are not as important as the debt.

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2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you want to party, you can find it but if you do not want to, you can definitely find other ways to have fun!

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Many people do not get enough financial aid and have to take out private loans or work off campus to cover what scholarships and federal loans do not cover!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's quality for cafeteria food, but I wish there was more selection, especially vegetarian/vegan options!

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is very disorganized, but the rooms are spacious and in a good proximity to the classrooms on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Roost hours are open long.

Price is high.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Best dorms: Stanger and West

Cost: $10,000 but they provide financial aid

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I have never gone to a game before but I'm sure they have a decent fan support and school spirit.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is pretty nice but it is only available for upper class-man.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of dining that is within walking distance. There is many places you can choose from!

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is kinda strict but not too bad. They do the right thing and they're all pretty cool.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It wasn't a long process which was cool. They give out a lot of financial aid help.

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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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