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Reviews 549 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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2 College Sophomore

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

4 College Sophomore

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

2 College Sophomore

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

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!

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!

3 College Sophomore

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

4 College Sophomore

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

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

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.

3 College Freshman

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

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: They're aren't many parties around. It's not a big party school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: You can either eat in the cafeteria or in the roost or even in cafe in the library and downtown Elmhurst is few miles away where there are many restaurants and fast food places.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There isn't too much Available however whatever is available is close to campus and close to shopping center. The school is mostly A commuter school so i don't believe they need any more housing anyways.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A mile away from campus is downtown Elmhurst, and it has a variety of restaurants, a sushi place, subway, chipotlchipotle and frozen yogurt and a theatre. Its just amazing in the summer :)

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus policies and restrictions are bad, they are there for a good reason, and arent that strict. People have got into deep trouble but the punishments arent horrible.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The process was quite simple, the financial aid department took care of scholarships and fafsa. I didnt have to worry at all, except once when more information was needed, other than that I havent been hassled much.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There arent many parties on campus, except athletes have their own however it isnt open for everyone. Elmhurst is pretty dead on the weekends.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The flex spending can be used at various places on campus which is very good and convenient. The cafeteria is a nice spacious place to sit and eat. Many events take olace around the cafeteria and that helps getting involved in activites or at least being aware about them.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing on campus is very convenient, and there is Elmhurst Terrence apartments that are through the school so you can be off campus and still on campus in a sense. The dorm rooms are very convenient and pretty roomy compared tto other colleges.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There are no Greek houses on campus but the fraternities and sororities host a fair amount of events that sustain the Greek atmosphere.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Elmhurst doesn't have a huge party scene but there are parties to attend if you know the right people.


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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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