Elon University Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Elon University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Elon University? The school has a 60% acceptance rate. Last year, 6,103 out of 10,098 applicants were admitted making Elon University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Elon University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Elon University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for Elon University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1340
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 1170 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 1085. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1255 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 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
1340 and Above Good >72%
1255 to 1340 Avg + 60%-72%
1170 to 1255 Avg - 47%-60%
1085 to 1170 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 1085 Low <34%

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. 54 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 >72%
27 to 29 Avg + 60%-72%
25 to 27 Avg - 47%-60%
23 to 25 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 23 Low <34%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Elon University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Elon University was 3.99 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Elon University accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Elon University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 61% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low


Admission Statistics

Elon University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,724 3,374 10,098
Accepted 3,601 2,502 6,103
Acceptance Rate 54% 74% 60%
Enrolled 931 622 1,553
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 25% 25%

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.