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Reviews 1315 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties are gross and grimy, but there's nothing else to do.

1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties are gross and grimy and exclusive if you're not a girl.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: No diversity and certainly no interaction between racial and economic groups. Faculty and staff want to change this, but students don't care.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you don't drink you're a nerd, if you smoke you're a convict. People are really judge-y.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety is good, health is bad. Health center is too far away to walk if you're sick and you have to make appointments which does not make sense if you wake up with a 104 fever that day and all the spots are filled.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are passionate, friendly, and knowledgeable. Classes are intimate and interactive. Courses are interesting and diverse.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Except for historic, all the building are really nice and spacious

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: SUPER cliquey and if you're not part of it you're excluded (unless you're a girl at a frat party)

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Facilities are nice, but under-equipped and you're often waiting for a machine. Some teams are better than others and school spirit reflects that.

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Academics are outstanding, social environment is horrendous

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe walking alone even at night through the middle of campus. I feel more comfortable walking in larger groups or getting a ride when attending an off-campus event/party. Ubers run throughout Elon on a daily basis, and safe rides are available a well. Overall, I feel very safe and there are many opportunities to ensure safety at Elon.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Small class sizes allow for real professor-to-student relationships to form. This attention has continued to help me succeed here at Elon. There are also so many different interesting classes to try in all fields.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in West dorm in the Historic residential neighborhood. Although the rooms are very small, being in historic is great for first-year students. There is a very vibrant social scene here, and living with all-girls has its perks.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I personally love the Greek life at Elon. The fraternity parties are a huge part of the social scene here, and they are pretty inclusive to first-year students. I have recently become a member of a sorority at Elon, and I have met so many nice girls throughout that process.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: As a non-athlete student, I have only spent time in the fitness center and pool area. The gym can become very overcrowded, and treadmills can sometimes become out of order. Overall, there is a great selection of exercise equipment, but it could be a bit updated or expanded.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a first-year student, I have had so much support entering this new community. Every professor I have had has been engaging, available for additional support, and has wanted me to succeed. Every student I have met has been welcoming and friendly. I love this school.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm seriously so conflicted about Elon. I love it and I hate it all at once. Academically, it's great. Socially, it's a disaster. That might just be me, because I'm not a huge partier, I'm not super rich, and I'm not all that preppy or into the Greek scene. Academically, I love my programs. Being a bio and ESS double major is a lot of work, but worth it. Most my professors have been pretty good- most are really passionate and dedicated. A few have brought dedicated to a totally new realm! One of my professors comes in on Sundays to hold review sessions for the students. Another one of my professors makes sure to respond to emails all the way up to midnight, in case we have homework questions. Exceptional. I met a couple profs that I really clicked with and have begun research with one. We have an undergraduate cadaver lab, which many other schools don't have.

And I even have enjoyed the core curriculum classes. I took a really interested literature class over winter term and being a science person, I thought it would be torture. But no, it was so fascinating and my professor was actually one of the best professors I've ever had. So my answer when people ask me if I love Elon is that academically, it's great. It really has been great in that regard.

I haven't used the SPDC much yet. Can't report on that.

Can't report on many of the "Elon Experiences" either, except for research and service. Elon Volunteers is amazing & research is totally possible to get involved with if you take the initiative.

My biggest complaint about Elon is I really wish students were as intellectually curious as I am. I feel like people find my work ethic and love for learning to be out of place and "weird" and I really wish I was at a college where it was more acceptable. (Ex. One time I dozed off in the library studying for an exam late on a Thursday night. A few drunk girls walked in on their way home from the bar and I woke up to them scoffing and laughing obnoxiously. Not ok.)

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: GREEK LIFE LITERALLY DOMINATES THIS SCHOOL AND IT NEEDS TO CHANGE.

People who NEVER would have gone Greek feel the need to just because a majority of people are affiliated.

Girls who get dropped from the rush process get super sad and want Elon to add another sorority, but we already have 9 and already near 70% of females are involved in Greek Life. (The number admissions advertises is before the first years rush so it's majorly skewed) So the LAST thing we need is another sorority. We just need to overall change the campus climate so people don't feel the need to rush to have friends and to be involved in the school. We have 200+ other organizations people can join and immerse themselves in, but I've found that a lot of those organizations it's hard to make close friends in since people most strongly identify with their greek life sisters and don't feel the need to make friend groups in other outlets. Which is frustrating since I'm looking to make super close friends when sorority girls are all set with their sorority sisters. If you're in Greek Life, sure, you might love your sorority and you might not rank this as "The worst" but I think whether Greek or not, it is not okay how divisive and cliquey and dominating Greek life is on our campus. It's not a healthy campus culture.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm an Exercise Science major, and our department is housed in the Koury Center, the same building that our gym is. The Koury Center is old. It desperately needs a renovation. Most buildings on campus are absolutely amazing, but this is not one of them. The gym lacks equipment, it lacks space, it lacks proper A/C. As someone trying to get into bodybuilding, it's impossible since we don't have enough machines or types of benches. I get that I might just be picky, however, even for the normal cardio junkie student, our gym is inadequate. There is not enough cardio equipment. Even if you come at the weirdest times, the cardio equipment is still always in use aside from maybe a few machines. Half the time, pieces of equipment are broken. During winter term, the hamstring curl and quad extension machines were both broken and it took a month to be fixed. Those are prime leg day machines. There's also no air circulation and it's like 75 degrees upstairs. I sound like a snobby brat, but Elon has a VERY fit student population, so the facilities are really lacking in regards to the high demand.

There's a nice field house for the D1 athletes with better strength training equipment, however, it is only open to athletes. Unfortunate.

Our soccer team and basketball team are pretty good, whereas football is a struggle but we're getting there. The tailgates before the football games are well attended and fun. Club sports are really competitive and a lot of students join those or at least intramurals. Intramurals are easy to join and there are a wide variety of options.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not big on partying but there are always options on the weekend when I wanna go out.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Partying at Elon is fun but not overbearing, nor crucial to one's social life.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Elon is a great school and I feel that my education is top notch.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There's not a lot of racial or ethnic diversity on campus but I'd say there's a pretty accepting community for students fo varying backgrounds.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I'm not big on partying but most of my friends just drink from time to time and that's it. There's normal partying but Elon is not a "party school."

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel really safe on Elon's campus, even walking by myself. It's a quant, friendly community.

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Elon students enjoy the experience of attending the school, but as with many things there are drawbacks. The community is small and quiet, and other schools are approximately a half hour away. But even though there are drawbacks, and students can sometimes feel like they wish they were somewhere else, they still can't imagine being at anywhere else. Socially, there is a Greek scene, but students also throw parties in their houses and/or apartments. There is also an abundance of nightlife that is in Greensboro, which is only 20-30 minutes away and well worth the trip.

The academic curriculum can be rigorous at times, but the professors are willing to help in any way that they can. Elon's student body is great even though they can be a little difficult to deal with at times; there are not a lot of complaints about the University other than its diversity issues and the size of the town. But don't be fooled by Elon's size-it may not be for everyone, but life at Elon can be a great experience.

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