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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Just overall had great experiences with my professors, the curriculum, registration process, etc.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Fantastic professors, great classes, the workload is heavy and registration can be overwhelming, but Disability Services can be super helpful if you are in need of assistance.

4 College Freshman

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

4 College Freshman

Academics: Lots of work for the freshman transition.

5 College Freshman

Academics: We're a tough, but worth it kinda school. Academics can be very challenging, but it's great with all of the help you can get, and I know it will pay off in the long run.

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Within the beautiful brick walls that make up Elon University, there is a fascinating world of information and knowledge. To prospective students, Elon looks exactly like what it is—a university trying to create a name and reputation for itself, claiming awards like “most up and coming.” From a student’s standpoint, that image gets a little lost in the hectic schedule of going to classes, studying, having a job, getting involved in all areas on campus, and mostly trying to enjoy the college experience. However, the students know that they are a part of something that will eventually be bigger than what we are now. The alumni connection is vastly improving, and the true quality of an Elon education is more apparent. When students graduate, their degrees will tell employers that we’ve been through some of the toughest challenges students face in today’s world and that they're trained and ready to take on more.

That being said, the academics at Elon are very rigorous. Each year, the admissions standards get increasingly harder, and each class is more in-depth and challenging. Despite that, Elon is still a very small school. Classes are small enough that students can ask lots of questions, professors get to know names and faces, and there’s never such a huge crowd that you have to fight to see your professor during office hours. If you want to succeed, Elon is the place to go. The school provides students with tremendous opportunity; it’s really up to the student whether to make him or herself a leader or follower. The opportunity to be a leader is here at Elon.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
13:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
364
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
158
Total FT Faculty
364
Faculty with Terminal Degree
85%
Average Faculty Salary
$74,880
Full-Time Retention Rate
90%
Part-Time Retention Rate
50%
Graduation Rate
83%
Programs/Majors Offered
65
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 51%
  • 20 to 49 Students: 49%
  • 50 or More Students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Elon College, The College of Arts and Sciences
  • Martha and Spencer Love School of Business
  • School of Communications
  • School of Education
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Law: 4%
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General: 3%
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication: 4%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
  • Academic pavilion buildings (select hours)
  • Belk Library (24-hour access with Phoenix card)
  • Dorm room (wireless Internet campus-wide)
  • Fireside lounge in Moseley Center
  • Koury Business Center
Tips to Succeed
  • E-mail or visit your professors during office hours the first week or two of classes. First impressions are vital, and if you take the time to get to know your professor, they will give you more opportunities to succeed. You may even find a perfect adviser or mentor in the process.
  • Free yourself from distractions. The library is a good place to get away from instant messenger and loud suite/hall-mates!
  • Get organized! Use notebooks, write things down, and have a daily planner.
  • Go to all of your classes--professors will notice when you're not in class and often deduct points from your participation grade if it happens often.
  • If you need help with study skills, find a study partner, talk to your advisor, or visit your professor during office hours.
  • Participate in all your classes. You want to stand out to your professors. Ask questions--don't be ashamed if you don't know something!
  • Read all the materials you're assigned and take notes.
  • Read the syllabus carefully. Some professors spend a whole class day going over it, while others expect students to read the material outside of class and know the policies and procedures. Professors will include attendance policies, grading scales, and daily schedules of discussions and homework, so you're expected to know what's going on at all times!
  • Sleep! (Not in class.)
  • Take study breaks. Your brain needs a rest. Take a walk around Lake Mary Nell, take an aerobics class, or hit the gym.
  • Use the Writing Center and tutoring services available to all students.
Did You Know?
Elon has been rated the No. 1 School to Watch and one of the nation's top 50 "best value" private universities.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 77 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 47 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 46 responses

  • 33% This was my dream school.
  • 57% This was one of my top choices.
  • 11% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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