College Deliberately: Elon University

Elon University is a medium-sized, private not-for-profit, four-year University that emphasizes culture, research and character located in a suburb of Elon, NC. It is known for Law, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication and Finance.

Elon University

place 100 Campus Drive, Elon, NC 27244-2010
phone Phone: (336) 278-2000
web Web: http://www.elon.edu/
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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Elon University Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Accredited 1947-01-01 2023-12-08
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Student Centeredness

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Student Services

Students with disabilities:
10% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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Doctor’s degree – professional practice
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Elon University is in NCAA Division I-Football Championship Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 110
Baseball Men’s 34
Soccer Men’s 34

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Tuition for Elon University is in the 83.9 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as expensive.
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