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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think the school is great as a whole bit when it gets to the finaical aid portion there tends to be a disconnect with ztudent and staff and that hurts alot of opinons about how great the school is. If icould correct the school portion it would be the finical aid nothing else.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really do feel comfortable and safe on campus. I do feel that it is like my second home. I have easy access to the library and other places to go to study or get help. I also feel comfortable with the staff and I have only been attending this school for one year and already am very active.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: When ever people ask about what college I attend I do feel proud saying, "Elmhurst College". I feel that the value of a degree from Elmhurst College is very valuable considering all of the connections and good qualities they posses.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe no matter what time of day it is. I always see security around.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Last year, as a freshman I commuted for the first semester and then decided to stay on campus for January continuing on into the spring semester due to inconvenience with travel. For January term I received the room assignment that I had requested. And I was pleased with that because I knew there were no guarantee that I would get the room I wanted. I was in the dorm by myself for the J-Term and then in the spring I was assigned a roommate. There were times that my roommate violated some of the rules and regulations for living in the doors and no one got in any trouble. I expected the RA's to be more observant. Also this particular dormitory hall cost more than the other Halls because of the joint bathrooms in every room and not everyone was aware of this or even had a say in getting assigned this Hall therefore having to pay more money without notice. Overall i liked staying in dinkmeyer. There was only one lounge which was on the main floor and that was really nice because it helped everyone meet each other

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I was a three sport athlete all four years in high school. As an incoming freshman I was looking for a team to join. I was a little disappointed that there was not a women's gymnastics team but I was also a dancer and cheerleader in high school so I was glad to find that there was a cheer leading team and three dance teams to choose from. In the fall of 2015 I auditioned for the Poms Team but I did not make the team so I proceeded to try audition for the Elmhurst College Dance Team and became a member. I thoroughly enjoyed being on this team and performing at Basketball and Football game and also participating as a choreographer in our Team's Spring showcase. As a result of growing and improving from my time spent on the team I decided not to return and challenge myself by trying out for the Poms team in the Fall of 2016.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I was very nervous as an incoming freshman. I was extremely worried about living on campus. Despite these concerns I was very relieved after going through freshman orientation. They made me feel extremely comfortable with Elmhurst being my new school. many upperclassmen expressed how the campus would feel like a second home and I wasn't sure how I would feel after my first year. Now that I will be a sophomore in the fall I definitely understood what they were trying to explain. Elmhurst College is where I am beginning to grow as a person and I feel confident in my learning strategies and my surroundings.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Elmhurst is a safe school in a safe town. I haven't heard of any campus crime. The woman in charge of campus security takes her job really seriously and is very good at what she does.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm for upperclassmen is very nice, and all the rest are just okay. Some of them don't have AC, some don't have heat, the freshman dorm pretty much has neither. Some dorms are really cramped and some have decent sized rooms. There are kitchens, which is nice, and the bathrooms are okay.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful and the surrounding neighborhood is great, but Elmhurst puts a lot of effort into keeping up an appearance that they don't quite come through on once you enroll. I'm mostly talking about their "we're very super accepting of everyone so please come here and be accepted" shtick, because I'm active in the LGBTQ community on campus, and we aren't exactly always met with open arms or a warm reception. Sometimes the opposite. Sometimes we're just ignored. As for the classes and professors, they're good and I've had fun with what I've done so far.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: At Elmhurst you make the experience what you want. You can always join an organization or Greek life, there are many different opportunities in many fields. You get what you want and if you don't like it you can change it at any point in your time there.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Alumni and networking are a big thing many people don't tap into at Elmhurst. Get involved with the Alumni Association and the Career Center it will be VERY beneficial.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus crime is low and very basic things. Everyone disregards safety measures in residence halls. There is a lot of things our campus can do to educate more people on campus but many times it's students who don't want to listen. There are plenty of programs throughout the year with very low attendance. Also having a "mandatory" test wasn't helpful.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It all depends on what building your in and what RA's you have. Honestly be smart about what you do, be nice to the RA's, and clean up after yourself. The Office of Resident's Life isn't the greatest to deal with. They are very rude and don't take student's ideas. They say they are very inclusive, but they make it very hard to do so!

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's great once your involved. It's a great way to get involved on campus, it opens many different doors on campus. But unfortunately it is true, you are either very involved through various organizations, greek, or an athlete, there is nothing in between. Greek life does many thing on campus both community service and socially. There is no official greek housing.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Nothing to special if you aren't a part of athletics. Very little fan support, not much school spirit is connected to sports.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: School has it's ups and downs. If you're in the right places at the right times your experience will be great. If you are not involved or take an interest, it will only be school to you.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The classes I've taken the past year have been great, except my calculus class. I feel at the beginning I did really well, but the work load is super excessive and found myself constantly falling behind because I played softball while taking the class. I barely had time to do my homework let alone the three hours of daily homework my professor would mostly assign. It got super out of hand and her lectures were mostly not similar to the homework she would assign. There were concepts that she would leave out and I would have to learn it on my own. Other than that course, my other professors were reasonable and taught concepts and subjects well with utmost clarity.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety and security is great! I have never had a night that I am walking around campus and I do not feel safe. There are lampposts everywhere as well as the security call emergency stations that if something were to happen, someone could press it and get help. The security officers also take their jobs very serious, but are also very friendly if you do not rub them the wrong way. There is little campus crime as far as I know.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms on campus are average at best, but what makes them so great is that they are community focused. I was in an all freshmen dorm my first year and I was able to meet other freshmen to relate to and join a community I would not have had if I was in another dorm building. Although there was no air conditioning, it taught me to really appreciate air conditioning. There is a kitchen on every floor for residents to use which was great because I was able to go to the store and use the kitchen to make various things from the store. The bathrooms were not the nicest, but our janitor Nick always did an excellent job of making sure they were clean. Living in the dorms are expensive, but I think it brings about a whole different experience of being able to get connected with campus life. There are many residents that live less than 30 minutes from campus and could easily commute, but they know that it will be a richer experience to live on campus. The housing process is relatively easy for choosing a roommate for the following year and getting into the building of your choice. Your freshman year, you can either go random or go on your class Facebook page and meet other students to possibly room with.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is able to provide the school with many community centered events such as softball, ultimate frisbee, and dodgeball tournaments to name a few. I am not in a sorority, but am in a service fraternity that is not as big as other Greek chapters on campus since you are able to be in Alpha Phi Omega and also be in another sorority or fraternity. We meet once a week and have various service, leadership, and fellowship points that you have to have each semester, but if you don't meet the requirements, there are other ways around them. This is not a huge commitment, but the time I've spent participating in APO has lead me to do some service activities that I normally would not have done. APO has also allowed me to meet and become closer friends with individuals that I would not have normally been friends with. Other Greek life groups on campus have a bigger commitment once you join, but still is very manageable if you are in other clubs, organizations, or a sport. There are three girls on my softball team that are in sororities and they are able to manage it all with having difficult majors. Greek life at our school is not at all about the parties, which are very rarely even had. They are about service to the community and relationships with others in campus to get everyone involved.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a good chunk of students that attend Elmhurst College and play sports. There are sports like cross country and track that you do not need to get recruited for or even try out for. If you want to be apart of those teams, it's easy to get connected and plugged in. Most people attend football and men's basketball games, but there are even times were a good amount of students come and support our softball team, which is extremely encouraging for the team. The athletic facilities are definitely sub par. The weight room rarely has enough treadmills for people to work out with since they break down frequently. The actual weight room is small and barely has enough room for two athletic teams to work out at the same time so athletics have to coordinate schedules, which always seems to get messed up and multiple teams end up there at the same time. Also, gym space is super limited in the winter when the basketball teams, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and wrestling all have to use it in the same day. Some days we aren't even able to practice because we aren't able to get the space.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Since Elmhurst is such a small school, I have been able to have so many leadership opportunities at school from organizations to my softball team. Both have allowed me to grow so much as a leader and get out of my comfort zone to step up. Elmhurst is a community based school and I feel that I have already made friends that will last me a lifetime. My classes are challenging, but professors have always been there to help whenever I needed.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall elmhurst is a pretty safe community and school. There is rarely any assaults of violence in the elmhurst community

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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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