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Elon College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1889
Affiliation: United Church of Christ
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 4,849
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $66,951,493
Admissions Address

2700 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.9
Send application by: January 10
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Susan Klopman
Admissions office telephone: (800) 334-8448
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 10
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: December 1
Early action
Send application by: November 10
Decision sent by: December 20
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.elon.edu/admissions/application.asp Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 10
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 42%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 65%
Early-action acceptance rate: 49%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 33%
Total applicants: 9,204
Total acceptances: 3,838
Total freshman enrollment: 1,283
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 65%
Male applicants: 3,389
Male acceptances: 1,549
Male freshman enrollment: 543
Female applicants: 5,815
Female acceptances: 2,289
Female freshman enrollment: 740
Out-of-state freshmen: 73%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 3,147
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1,362
Students enrolled from waiting list: 37

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 30%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 64%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 63%
Average high school GPA: 3.9
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 100%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 – 650
Math: 570 – 660
Combined: 1130 – 1310

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.0% 10.0%
600-699 46.0% 51.0%
500-599 39.0% 34.0%
400-499 6.0% 5.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 29%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 14.0% N/A N/A
24-29 60.0% N/A N/A
18-23 25.0% N/A N/A
12-17 1.0% N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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