See what students say:


Located in central North Carolina, Elon University offers a “visually stunning” campus and a “focus for learning [that] is very hands on.” One student shares, “Many of my classes actually introduced real life clients that we worked with,” like “the NAACP, Habitat for Humanity International, … and numerous local businesses.” This reach beyond the classroom is perfect for Elon students, as many “are intent on becoming global citizens.” Options to “study abroad for a semester, summer, or winter term are all very popular,” and those who remain local will find a curriculum that encourages experiential learning through “internships, research, service, and leadership.” The campus is packed with “amazing resources, such as the SPDC [Student Professional Development Center], and [the] Maker Hub,” but the classes themselves remain intentionally small, which “allows for connections and questions between faculty and students.” Professors, too, earn high marks for being “extremely student focused” and “engaged, caring, and smart,” and this connection fosters an atmosphere where “every student is a person, not just a number.”

Student Body

At Elon University “students are driven go-getters” who thrive in the “sense of community on campus.” They appreciate that their classmates “are very motivated and want a bright future.” It’s nearly universally accepted that they “over involve themselves in outside activities, but all in an effort to better themselves.” It’s also fairly agreed-upon that Elon is “striving for a racially diverse campus,” and some cite a “growing international student population” as evidence. The demographic, however, still skews “predominantly white” with “a great deal of wealthy students.” Others go on to add that, while they may prefer more ethnic diversity, “Elon students are diverse in their perspectives, experiences, interests, and passions.” As one happy undergrad reports, “The sense of community is truly unbelievable …. It is unlike anything I have ever experienced.”

Campus Life

Since Elon was “founded on the basis of community engagement and participation,” student schedules outside of class are full at Elon. Here, it’s known “that everyone is too busy, overly involved, and loving it.” Still, school work is a priority, and students “have a passion for knowledge, as seen through their exceptional academic efforts.” When they do want a break, students spend time at the campus movie theatre, sporting events, student organizations, and social events—Elon Phoenix love their “trivia or bingo.” There is live entertainment, too, with “many talented student groups/bands, and the musical theater department … puts on a spectacular show every semester.” There’s also no question that students “definitely love to party,” and “Greek life is a dominant force” on campus. While one student notes, “It does get hard at times … not being in Greek life,” another assures that “there are plenty of other opportunities for students.” As for the town of Elon itself, students admit “the surrounding area can be a little barren,” but “hiking in the mountains, beach trips, and mini adventures to nearby small towns” are all available options. In all, Elon is “a campus that inspires and collaborates,” and as one student says: “Everyone at Elon misses it when we go back home.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Amy Woods
Visiting Coordinator

2700 Campus Box
400 N. O'Kelley Avenue, Elon
Elon, NC 27244



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Belk Library
Rhodes Football Stadium
Koury Business Center
Moseley Student Center
Schar Center
Lindner Hall, Academic Village, Global Neighborhood, Schar Hall Communications

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Acorn Coffee shop, Oak House
Elon Town Center
Alamance Crossing (Burlington)
Friendly Shopping Center (Greensboro)
Southpoint Mall (Durham)
Franklin Street - Chapel Hill;

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
8 am? 5 pm ( Monday ? Friday) 8:30 am? 1 pm (Saturday

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

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Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



Driving Instructions to Campus
?Take Interstate 85/40 to Exit 140 (University Drive) and head north on University Drive. ?Turn right onto Boone Station Drive, and then immediately left at St. Mark's Church Road. ?Follow this road for 1.4 miles. Note the road's name changes to Williamson Avenue after crossing S. Church Street. You will cross railroad tracks as you enter campus. ?Turn right at the stoplight on Haggard Avenue. ?Take first left onto N. O’Kelly Avenue and follow the signs to visitor parking behind Inman Admissions Welcome Center.


Applicants: 10,729
Acceptance Rate: 72%
Average HS GPA: 3.98



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