Elmhurst College

669 reviews
  1. Elmhurst, IL
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  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
    B+
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

Elmhurst College Rankings

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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
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 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 8 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    88%
  • Outgoing
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • It really is the Elmhurst Experience..
    50%
  • It's the Elmhurst Experience.
    25%
  • Very White Bread.
    25%

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.10 responses

Reviews

669 reviews
  • Excellent
    96
  • Very Good
    239
  • Average
    256
  • Poor
    40
  • Terrible
    38
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
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.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago