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Reviews 624 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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2 College Senior

Greek Life: Lots of people join greek life. If you dont, you are seen as an outcast.

2 College Senior

Athletics: Sadly, not a lot of people go to athletic events. Athletes are not supported by student activities staff.

1 College Senior

Overall Experience: Says they want diversity but puts students who want to make a dfference down. Not supportive. Student activites staff is not good and works to better themselves and the select students they randomly like.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking around campus

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: ive enjoyed the classes and all my teachers

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: im not to sure how good or bad this is

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus I have made best friends here and love the feeling of community

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: its present but im not involved

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm on the dance team and I love it. theres a lot of involvement in the team, by many people and its a great experience

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've had classes that I enjoy and some classes that I find difficult

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: People at Elmhurst feel very safe because they leave their stuff all over the place. In the evenings, if you feel unsafe walking around campus, security can escort you wherever you need to go, although I don't really know anyone who ever used that service.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The buildings are pretty modern and the resident life advisers are amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are plenty of options and it's pretty easy to get in. There is no hazing, and the general atmosphere is very friendly.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Elmhurst is a Division III school, so we play for the love of the sport not because we're great at it.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really depends on what type of school you like. Elmhurst is a small private university. Overall I would say that the experience is good, although, as with anything, there are parts that I would change.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the smallest dorm on campus so I'm biased, but the campus housing is very average.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: The frats and sororities do nothing and don't even have houses. By joining one you are basically paying for friends.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I play football here and I am very happy with my choice to play here.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Expensive, but a good small school

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: The most common party drugs are marijuana and alcohol. Alcohol is not aloud in the dorms, but everyone still drinks in the dorms. I also know some people smoke marijuana in the dorms. You can drink if you want at parties, but I do not think people will pressure you too much.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe on campus. Campus security drives around a lot to make sure everyone is safe. I have never heard of any crime or seen any crime occur on campus.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: We do not have a very strong Greek Life since our campus is rather small. Some girls in my program are in a sorority, but I would have never known if they did not tell me or if I did not see them wearing their sorority's attire. The sorority's and fraternity's do great things for society, and the students seem to enjoy being a member.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I see and know a lot of athletes at Elmhurst College. I also hear of a lot of fundraisers that the teams are doing. The majority of students own at least one sport attire (shirts, sweatpants, shorts, hoodies). The football, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer games are always a fun time! We have a strong school spirit, and a beautiful turf field with a track around it.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love that class sizes are small. Most of the faculty are very kind and passionate. They are willing to help students. The campus is nice and quiet, but also active. From my experiences though, some of the faculty are too involved/too busy and then they can't perform to the best of their ability. There are some very nice resources at the school, and I have greatly enjoyed the college so far.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a lot of choices to choose from and a lot of interesting classes.


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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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