Elmhurst College

672 reviews
  1. Elmhurst, IL
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Elmhurst College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
910-1230
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,826/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,817/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,319/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,615/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,746/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,654/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,699Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    57%
  • Outgoing
    29%
  • Extremely Busy
    10%
  • Indifferent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.52 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • It's the Elmhurst Experience.
    35%
  • It really is the Elmhurst Experience..
    30%
  • There are good parts and bad parts
    17%
  • Very White Bread.
    17%

After Elmhurst College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses

Reviews

672 reviews
  • Excellent
    96
  • Very Good
    241
  • Average
    257
  • Poor
    40
  • Terrible
    38
The staff at the school have been nothing but helpful. The costs are a bit high which is why I wouldn't give it a 5 star rating, but other than that, it is a wonderful campus. Everything is within 5 minutes of each other, and the staff know you by name. One problem I would say is that the Financial Services office have to be contacted numerously because they tend to forget about things or never put in things, and then you find yourself stuck worrying about your account. Other than that, things have been fantastic!
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Our students career center is fantastic! I could confidently say that the people that work there care so much about you as an individual and work so hard at helping the student discover what they want to do and what they have to do to get there. I worked with Ingrid Beckton multiple times and i can tell you that she not only gave me her undivided time, but she also made it personal and asked me about my life outside school and shared things with me about her life. I felt really connected with her and even am able to say hi to her when I see her outside of the campus setting. In the Career of Professional Excellence center, you are allowed to go back there after you graduate and they will help you find a job if you don't have one.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
It's better than OK, but it's hard to say great so I rounded up. It has it's ups and downs for both academic and social life, but I'm sure ever school does. Honestly it is a great education and in a very nice location. You're a $3.50 train ride from the city and down town Elmhurst can be fun. We have great programs from education to music, to business, and nursing. Plus Jterm is amazing! I guarantee you will find something you like at Elmhurst, or they'll give you your money back! (Kidding they probably won't) For my degree and learning style I would definitely choose Elmhurst again.
  • College Senior
  • Aug 15 2015