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ELMHURST COLLEGE, ELMHURST, ILLINOIS

Elmhurst, IllinoisLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1871Established Year
  3481Enrollment

Elmhurst College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Shishant Kumar Shishant Kumar
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Elmhurst College is a comprehensive four-year private liberal arts college situated in Elmhurst, Illinois. Elmhurst College has an affiliation with the United Church of Christ and offers a very traditional service type of learning. In 1871, Elmhurst was founded by the German Evangelical Synod of the Northwest. This land was given with a motive of establishing a school to educate and train young men for the theological seminary and teachers were taught here as well. 

This school was named the Elmhurst Proseminary. The first students of this institute were all male, studying Latin, Greek, English, German, music, history, geography, mathematics, science, and religion. Back then classes were taught in German. In the year 1917, their first catalog was published in English. The college got its present name in 1924.

Elmhurst College offers admission in 5 different categories for students to study in the USA. Recently the college is to be renamed to Elmhurst University, effective June 30, 2020.

Rankings

Elmhurst College ranks:

According to US News and Report;

  • #24 in Regional Universities Midwest 
  • #6 in Best Undergraduate Teaching 
  • #13 in Most Innovative Schools
  • #17 in Best College for Veterans

According to Niche.com;

  • #7 in Best Colleges for Nursing in Illinois 
  • #18 in Best Colleges for Psychology in Illinois
  • #13 in Best Colleges for Financing and Accounting in Illinois

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate, Coed
Established Year1871
Campus SettingSub-Urban
Number of Seats3,350
Annual Acceptance Rate67%
Basic Tuition Fee for undergraduate Students18,727USD
Basic Tuition Fee for graduate Students30,000 USD
Median starting salary48,600 USD
Test scores acceptedACT or SAT
Official websiteelmhurst.edu

Programs, Campus, and Residence

Programs

In terms of academics, Elmhurst College has programs in 5 broad categories and those are undergraduate courses, graduate courses, certificate courses, research and ELSA.

  • Undergraduate Courses have the most number of students here. There are more than 60 majors like criminal justice, chemistry, music, marketing, business, computer science, Music theory, liberal studies, etc supported by the equal number of minors. You may also choose certain certificate courses to boost your field knowledge or honors program.
  • Graduate Courses for International students have 5 courses namely 
    • Computer Information Technology
    • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    • Master’s Entry in Nursing Practice
    • MBA
    • Project Management
    • Supply Chain Management

There are few online courses as well that one can complete from his/her hometown. These courses are Data Science, Geographic Information System, and MBA

  • There is a list of graduate and undergraduate certificates that one can apply for and take their career even further. Example, Cyber Security and GIS under UG courses while Application development, Data Science, Market Research, Enterprise Optimization, etc.

Campus

The campus is spread across 48 acres with many interesting elements, libraries, classrooms, in-campus residential, dining spaces, etc. Some of the famous sites include,

  • The Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace, it houses a 750,000-volt Cockcroft-Walton particle accelerator. It was built by Dr. Sam Allison, professor of physics at the University of Chicago, it was moved to Elmhurst in the late 1960s but wasn’t operational until 1973. Though later it was shut down. 
  • The A.C. Buehler Library has around 237,000 volumes and a collection of Chicago Imagists art and was opened in 1971. Besides that, the library also has a hundred computers for general use and thousands of audio-visual study materials. 
  • Kranz Forum has the famous statue of Reinhold Niebuhr, who was a preeminent 20th-century theologian and 1910 graduate of the Elmhurst Proseminary. The site was built in 1873 and hence it was also one of the first buildings.
  • Old Main, built-in 1878. It also goes by the name of Hauptgebaude. This is the oldest building on campus. It houses the departments of Art, Urban Studies, History, Religious Studies, Sociology & Criminal Justice, and Political Science. In addition, it is also for art studios and classrooms. This iconic building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Residence

There is a housing facility offered to students and one can choose from 9 different residential halls spread across the campus. First-year students need to share apartments with other students. 

Out of the 9 Halls available four are apartments owned by 12 colleges in the closed perimeter. If someone is staying back during the summer break he/she is eligible for summer housing. Types of halls available are:

  • Cureton Hall is one of the newly added fully air-conditioned residential. The hall has both single and double rooms with a capacity of 112 students. They have common lounges, laundry, and bathrooms
  • Dinkmeyer Hall has a capacity of 121 students. It is a suite styled. It is a coed living space but without AC. Both single and double sharing rooms are available. 
  • Niebuhr Hall is only meant for first-year students. This is also a coed space but floors are assigned to a particular gender. There is no AC facility available. Only double rooms with common bathrooms and lounges.
  • Schick Hall, individually shaped double and single rooms. The building can hold 208 students. It is coed in nature but at times genders are assigned to wings. No AC is available.
  • Stanger Hall is Single, double and quadruple occupancy rooms with a total capacity of 165 students. Genders are assigned to floors otherwise it is coed by nature. There is a common bathroom and lounges with AC facility. 
  • West Hall, is also one of the newest additions. It is a suite-style housing meant for the upper-class students. There is AC with double and single rooms.

Other options available are Elm Park Apartments, Prospect Apartments, Campus houses, etc. All the rooms have facilities like cable TV, internet, kitchenette, desk, desk shelf, chair, bookshelf, dresser, blinds, and built-in closets.etc

Application Process

Elmhurst College offers admission throughout the year. International students have to submit additional requirements to be eligible for admission, they are as follows:

How to apply: Head on the official website for admissions. Fill out the form and send all the required scanned documents. The University scans and verifies each international application themselves inside the campus. That way it is a fast and efficient process. There is no such charge for filling out the form as well. 

Application Deadline: The college doesn’t have a fixed deadline. The dates keep on changing depending on the vacancy.

Admission Requirement:

  • Application for admission
  • A high school transcript and/or GSE results (if your transcript is not in English, we also require a certified translation)
  • Test Scores of SAT/ ACT
  • A Proof of English Language Proficiency – TOEFL, IELTS, etc.

Cost of Attendance

Tuition fees for international students for undergraduate courses are 18,727 USD while it is slightly high and may vary for graduate courses.

Other costs are calculated approximately trying to be as perfect as possible. Though it is always advisable to calculate little more to stay on a safer side in case any unaccounted events show up.

ExpensesFees
Tuition fees18,727 USD – 39,854 USD
Room and Board10,848 USD
Books and Supplies1,200 USD
Miscellaneous Expenses1,950 USD

Tuition fees of some programs are as follows:

CourseTuition Fees
Communication Sciences & Disorders32,000 USD
Master's Entry in Nursing Practice30,000 USD
Occupational Therapy33,000 USD

*the above statistical figure is calculated approximately. It may differ slightly from the actual scenario.

Scholarship and Financial Aids

A part of Elmhurst’s mission is to reward and encourage meritorious students to study in the USA. Elmhurst College offers financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, etc. Students can look for educational loans to fund their higher education as well. There are around 20+ scholarships offered directly by the college to which students can apply for:

  • Presidential Scholarship: Offers up to 20,000 USD. Students will high grades and meritorious performance are awarded this scholarship. To renew your scholarship maintain a 2.00 Elmhurst GPA and-full time enrollment
  • Dean’s Scholarship: Awarded up to 18,000 USD to meritorious students. To renew your scholarship maintain a 2.00 Elmhurst GPA and full-time enrollment

Other scholarship programs include Founder’s Scholarship (16,000 USD), Trustee’s Scholarship (11,000 USD) and 7-8 scholarships more with 2,000 USD grant each. 

Students can also look for external scholarships offered to international students to study in the USA. 

Alumni Network

Unlike every other University with such a profound name, Elmhurst College also has a rich set of alumni. Some big names include:

  • Paul J. Achtemeier – Theologian
  • Rane Arroyo – Poet and Chicago Literary Hall of Fame recipient 
  • William Joseph Bauer – Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago
  • Doug Beach – Grammy Award-winning composer, arranger, adjudicator, and director of the Elmhurst College Jazz Band
  • Peter M. Blau – Sociologist 
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Elmhurst College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3764
FAFSA Code001676
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$37,454 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10989851210 8%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing545500590-
Mathematics553485620-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232026 91%
English231926-
Mathematics221826-

Elmhurst College Acceptance Rate

70.5%

Acceptance Rate

3645

Total Applicants

3764

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

40.1%

Male

59.9%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program70.5%
Total Applicants4427
Total Enrolled3122
Graduate
Graduate Programs70.5%
Total Applicants911
Total Enrolled642

Elmhurst College Enrollment

Enrollment
Elmhurst College Enrollment3764
Undergraduate Enrollment3122
Graduate Enrollment642
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate60.6%

Attendance Cost

$37,454

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$37,454 / Year
Post Graduate Program$26,100 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,344 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,286 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$5,500 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,630 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,500 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,630 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
54622034342815
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    Book Store

    Elmhurst College Book Cellar0.22 Km
    Gem Comics0.59 Km
    A Book Above Family Bookshop1.49 Km
    Unicorn Comics & Cards2.25 Km
    E. L. Foust Co.3.27 Km
    Bible Truth Publishers4.42 Km
    Bible Book Store4.43 Km
    Amazon 4-star5.05 Km
    Barnes & Noble5.28 Km
    Sword & Cross Inc5.35 Km
    Once Upon A Child - Oakbrook Terrace5.76 Km
    Lake Book Manufacturing Inc6.1 Km
    Alien Entertainment Store6.56 Km
    Yellow Book6.65 Km
    Costa Ivone, LLC7.13 Km
    Slatki Sunet7.6 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    ManCave.vet0.42 Km
    Elmhurst City Centre0.75 Km
    REVISIT STORE WEEK 1 DECEMBER0.95 Km
    Elmhurst Crossing1.31 Km
    The Oaks of Oak Brook4.76 Km
    Eastgate Shopping Center4.81 Km
    Villa Oaks Shopping Center4.86 Km
    Sunglass Hut5.12 Km
    Urban Retail Properties Co5.21 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's5.29 Km
    Oakbrook Center5.3 Km
    Addison Green Meadows Shopping5.83 Km
    Hillside Town Center5.91 Km
    Shops At Oak Brook6.02 Km
    High Point Shopping Center6.35 Km
    Melrose Park Center6.81 Km
    Oak Brook Promenade7.3 Km
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    Bus Station

    Palmer/Marion0.44 Km
    York/Arthur0.47 Km
    York/Arthur0.47 Km
    York/Palmer0.47 Km
    York/Palmer0.48 Km
    York/Church0.5 Km
    York/Church0.54 Km
    York/Elmwood0.67 Km
    Elmhurst Metra Station22.25 Km
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    Train Station

    Elmhurst0.58 Km
    Villa Park2.63 Km
    Lombard Station6.13 Km
    Bensenville6.77 Km
    Mannheim7.23 Km
    Melrose Park7.48 Km
    Wood Dale7.77 Km
    Franklin Park7.96 Km
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    Pharmacy

    Vallette Pharmacy1.43 Km
    BioScrip Infusion Services2.63 Km
    Elmhurst Pharmacy2.75 Km
    Mariano's Pharmacy2.76 Km
    Sam's Club Pharmacy2.99 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy3.22 Km
    Walgreens Pharmacy at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital3.69 Km
    EarthMed Medical Marijuana & Cannabis Dispensary4.29 Km
    Summit Beverage Services4.31 Km
    Millennium Pharmacy Systems5.67 Km
    CVS Pharmacy5.71 Km
    Jewel-Osco Pharmacy7.36 Km
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    Airport

    Official Airline Guides Heliport5.31 Km
    Center Point Heliport5.39 Km
    Chicago Bridge and Iron Heliport5.99 Km
    Henry Valve Company Heliport6.1 Km
    Garden City Garage Heliport6.43 Km
    Sauerman Heliport6.7 Km
    Matsushita Electric Corp of America Heliport7.82 Km
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