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Located in Elmhurst, Illinois, Elmhurst University is a private not-for-profit institution. Elmhurst is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

$32,701 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
71% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Elmhurst University?

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Contact details for Elmhurst are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296
Phone: 630-279-4100
Website: www.elmhurst.edu

How Do I Get Into Elmhurst?

You can apply to Elmhurst online at: https://www.elmhurst.edu/admission/apply/undergraduate-application/

Admission Requirements for Elmhurst

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Elmhurst?

71% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
29% Submit SAT Scores
Elmhurst has an acceptance rate of 71%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 29% of students accepted to Elmhurst submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 503 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Elmhurst University  ( 503 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Elmhurst University  ( 510 to 600 )
200
800
Elmhurst received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 30. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Elmhurst University  ( 20 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Elmhurst University  ( 19 to 27 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Elmhurst University  ( 22 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Elmhurst University?

$32,701 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
0.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Elmhurst is $32,701. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Elmhurst, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $7,248 a year. That adds up to $28,992 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Elmhurst is 0.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Elmhurst University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,689 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,914 undergraduate students at Elmhurst, with 2,689 being full-time and 225 being part-time.

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There are also 604 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,689 full-time undergraduates at Elmhurst, 38% are male and 62% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Elmhurst University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 189
Black or African American 153
Hispanic or Latino 716
White 1,438
International Students 54
Other Races/Ethnicities 139

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Elmhurst University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 27 countries are represented at Elmhurst. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, India, and Germany.

Online Learning at Elmhurst University

377 Took All Classes Online
2,019 Took At Least One Class Online
53.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,019 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Elmhurst has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Elmhurst

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Elmhurst University was 53.3%. This is the #392 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Elmhurst regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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