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Elon, North Carolina

Elon Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Elon University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.5%
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 67% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,402 out of 9,623 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 22 percent. Elon University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Elon SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1210-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
60%
SAT Scores for Elon University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Elon University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1300

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Elon University typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 60 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
1390 and Above Good >78%
1300 to 1390 Avg + 67%-78%
1210 to 1300 Avg - 54%-67%
1120 to 1210 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 1120 Low <41%
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Elon ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
58%
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
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 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. The school ranks #5 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 58 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 >78%
27 to 29 Avg + 67%-78%
25 to 27 Avg - 54%-67%
23 to 25 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 23 Low <41%
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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 67% 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

High School Class Rank

63% of Elon University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Elon University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 63%
Top 50% of class 92%
Bottom 50% of class 8%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Elon University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,332 3,291 9,623
Accepted 3,908 2,494 6,402
Acceptance Rate 62% 76% 67%
Enrolled 957 616 1,573
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 25% 25%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 10, 2020
Days left to Apply
115

Applicants have 115 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 10, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Elon before the Jan 10 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.