Elmhurst College

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Elmhurst, IL

$38,354

Avg tuition

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About Elmhurst College

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, United Church of Christ  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Elmhurst College is a small private college located on a suburban campus in Elmhurst, Illinois. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,838, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 66%. The college offers 90 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 68%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $38,354.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

66% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

81% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

68% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-26

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 980-1170

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

86%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

57%

Hispanic

24%

Asian

7%

Black

6%

Unknown

2%

Two or more races

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

63%

Socio-economic diversity

45% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

14

Total Online Enrollment

2,941

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

85% On-campus

15% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 100% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 67% online

Master's Check Bold 41% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $38,354 $38,354
Graduate $32,000 $32,000

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $10,776
On-campus other expenses $3,450
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,932
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,200
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,200

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $53,780 $53,780
Off-campus without family $53,686 $53,686
Off-campus with family $43,754 $43,754

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

45%

State Grant Aid

48%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

45%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,842
State Grant Aid $5,261
Institution Grant Aid $21,627
Pell Grant Aid $4,865

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$43k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.