Elon University Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Elon University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Elon University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,866 out of 10,256 applicants or 57% were admitted making Elon University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.


SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Elon University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for Elon University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1370
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Elon University?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1115. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1285 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Elon University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >69%
1285 to 1370 Avg + 57%-69%
1200 to 1285 Avg - 44%-57%
1115 to 1200 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1115 Low <31%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Elon University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Elon University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Elon University?

Admission data indicates that Elon University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elon University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Elon University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >69%
27 to 29 Avg + 57%-69%
25 to 27 Avg - 44%-57%
23 to 25 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 23 Low <31%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Elon University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.


Admission Statistics

Elon University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,663 3,593 10,256
Accepted 3,357 2,509 5,866
Acceptance Rate 50% 70% 57%
Enrolled 883 641 1,524
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 26% 26%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Elon University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Elon University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Elon University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198516 IPEDS survey data for Elon University.