Chances of getting into Elon University

Elon University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.1%
Admission Difficulty for Elon University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Elon and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,740 out of 10,729 applicants were admitted making Elon 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, generally admitting students who score in the top 27 percent. Elon University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Elon SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
68%
SAT Scores for Elon University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for Elon University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1240

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

Elon University typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Elon University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >81%
1240 to 1330 Avg + 72%-81%
1150 to 1240 Avg - 60%-72%
1060 to 1150 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 1060 Low <47%
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Elon ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for Elon University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Elon University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Elon regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 47 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
30 and Above Good >83%
27 to 30 Avg + 72%-83%
25 to 27 Avg - 63%-72%
23 to 25 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 23 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.99
Typical High School Grades
A-

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. The school ranks #6 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Elon accepts 72% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Elon University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,004 3,725 10,729
Accepted 4,863 2,877 7,740
Acceptance Rate 69% 77% 72%
Enrolled 1,019 679 1,698
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 24% 22%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

68% of students submit their SAT scores to Elon. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

72% of those who apply are granted admission to Elon. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1330. 68% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 47% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.