The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    One of the best private university study abroad programs
  2. 2
    The campus is absolutely beautiful
  3. 3
    Friendly atmosphere: Students look out for one another, and professors are personable, accessible, and will let you meet with them outside of office hours
  4. 4
    Experiential learning requirement
  5. 5
    The Isabella Cannon Leadership Program helps students become true leaders and listeners; endless opportunities for engagement await!
  6. 6
    The gym has state-of-the-art equipment
  7. 7
    Elon 101 is a great, University-led introduction to college
  8. 8
    Elon is close to big cities such as Greensboro, Raleigh, and Charlotte, but is located in a small-city environment
  9. 9
    The Visiting Scholars Program
  10. 10
    Greek life!

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
90% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
83% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
95% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
79% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
79% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Safe Campus
52% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
69% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 51% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Very little diversity on campus.
  2. 2
    Laundry facilities are sparse, sometimes dirty, and some still charge with quarters, which can be inconvenient.
  3. 3
    Sports teams are not the most successful.
  4. 4
    Some of the meal plan restrictions can be frustrating and nonsensical.
  5. 5
    The education program is very strong but not broad. Elon does not offer licenses for teaching ESL, drama, dance, or other specifics. Check with the education department to make sure what you want is offered.
  6. 6
    There is no music building. If you are interested in music, you have to walk over the train tracks to "the other side of the world" to meet with your voice or instrument instructor.
  7. 7
    Parking tickets & towing fines
  8. 8
    The Department of Performing Arts does not own the dance studios, and thus must get permission to use them from Koury Athletic Center, making it difficult for dancers to practice and forcing aerobics classes to work around other schedules.
  9. 9
    None of the dining halls open before 11 a.m. on weekends. Octago opens before 11 a.m. on Saturdays only. This is extremely difficult for students who like to get an early start on the weekend. (Yes, college students can get up before noon!)
  10. 10
    The lines in the dining halls are always ridiculously long. Don't ever try to get lunch at Octagon at noon--you'll wait a long time!

Facts & Statistics

Students Can't Wait to Get Out of Town
63% of students surveyed said that there's no way they would live here after graduation.
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