#3 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

Elon University

Elon, North Carolina

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Student Population
Elon University overview
Location Elon, North Carolina
Online elon.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
Elon University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Elon, North Carolina, Elon University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 17,834 prospective students applied, and 13,859 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,591 enrolled in the school.  6,876 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 251 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $38,218 plus fees of $507. Elon is ranked 142 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Elon is rated within the top 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Elon University overview
SAT 1140/1320
ACT 25/30
Estimated GPA 3.65
Applications Accepted
Elon University overview
Applications Due Jun 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Elon University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$507
Room and Board $13,422
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$55,647

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$56,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
82% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Elon University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Communication 19%
Social Sciences 15%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 6%

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

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