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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm glad I chose Elmhurst, it has helped grow so much as a person and has offered me several opportunities that I feel like I would never had been offered.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: 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.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I couldn't of asked for a better school to go to. The people their are so nice and encourage you to get involved and get out of your comfort zone. Greek life is probably the best thing about this school since you meet so many great people and make life time friends. I also think the staff members care slot about your success so their is so much extra things to help you with your studies. overall I would defiantly start school all over again because theirs things i wish i did differently and so far it has been the best thing about my life.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: What stands out the most to me about Elmhurst is the fact that the student body is so small. This can be a sort of double edged sword. On one hand, this allows for more of a relationship with professors since class sizes are between 20-30 students, which is a huge benefit when you're struggling in a class and need help or need some sort of recommendation in the future. The small student body also allows a smaller campus which makes getting to class easier when your classes are on opposite sides of campus (take about 5mins to get from one side of campus to the other). On the downside, such a small student body means that everyone gets to know just about every one by their fourth year, there's not a whole lot to do on campus if you aren't involved in an organization or Greek life, and t times it can kind of feel like high school, just with more independence.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is a great plus and the cost of eating off campus is just as much as our meal plan or better.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Most dorms are rather small, some are quite big.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is not as convenient because now we do not have access to Terrace Apartments where many people went to.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Always the same people, things get pretty bland. Unfortunately nearly all parties get busted but luckily the cops let us go.

3 College Junior

Administration: They take care of what is necessary for the school rather than for the students. Professors do care about their students, the assistant Dean only plans on ruining the lives of students by making outrageous accusations, she is manipulative and deceiving.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Holidays are horrible with our meal plans, hours are short and not flexible. The food is okay, at times, usually isn't that appetizing but i have nothing else to eat. Also they immediately deduct $200 from everyone's account the first day of school.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It's irritating and takes too much work.

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.

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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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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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