Elon University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Elon University
Elon, NC

Given its ideal size (just 6,200 undergraduates), perfect weather, and historic 656-acre campus, it’s no wonder that this private liberal arts university is such an attractive option for students from across the country. At Elon University, students can study everything from applied mathematics to media analytics. Most students enroll in the College of Arts & Sciences, which, in addition to offering traditional BA and BS degree programs, also confers the BFA in fields such as studio art, acting, musical theatre, and dance performance & choreography. The Love School of Business is also a major draw for prospective students. Beyond its traditional majors and minors in fields such as accounting, entrepreneurship, and finance, the School of Business offers a unique dual degree program for students seeking an immersive international experience. After spending two years on Elon’s campus, students in the business dual degree program then complete their studies at a partner university (in Germany, France, Italy, or Spain), ultimately earning two bachelor degrees in four years. Elon’s popular core curriculum ensures that all students receive a healthy variety of coursework from a range of disciplines, but the University’s required experiential learning component ensures that 100 percent of graduates participate in an internship, study abroad experience, research opportunity, service-learning project, or assume a leadership position before they graduate. An impressive 78 percent of undergraduates study abroad during their time at Elon!

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.