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Elmhurst College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1871
Affiliation: United Church of Christ
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 2,841
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Website

http://www.elmhurst.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@elmhurst.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: July 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Stephanie Levenson
Admissions office telephone: (630) 617-3400
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 15
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (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 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 0 1
Social studies 2 3
History 1 2
Academic electives 4 4
Total academic units 16 21


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: 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: July 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without 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: Very important
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: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 72%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 72%
Total applicants: 1,952
Total acceptances: 1,400
Total freshman enrollment: 484
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 767
Male acceptances: 525
Male freshman enrollment: 186
 
Female applicants: 1,185
Female acceptances: 875
Female freshman enrollment: 298
Out-of-state freshmen: 14%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 18%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 50%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 83%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 93%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 8%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 - 630
Math: 480 - 620
Combined: 950 - 1250


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 8.0%
600-699 34.0% 29.0%
500-599 32.0% 42.0%
400-499 32.0% 21.0%
300-399 2.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 96%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 - 27
Math: 21 - 26
Composite: 22 - 26


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 5.0% 12.0% 7.0%
24-29 48.0% 41.0% 42.0%
18-23 46.0% 42.0% 41.0%
12-17 1.0% 5.0% 10.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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