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.
Elmhurst College ranks:
According to US News and Report;
According to Niche.com;
|Type of University||Private, Coed|
|Number of Seats||3,350|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||67%|
|Basic Tuition Fee for undergraduate Students||18,727USD|
|Basic Tuition Fee for graduate Students||30,000 USD|
|Median starting salary||48,600 USD|
|Test scores accepted||ACT or SAT|
In terms of academics, Elmhurst College has programs in 5 broad categories and those are undergraduate courses, graduate courses, certificate courses, research and ELSA.
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
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,
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:
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
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.
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.
|Tuition fees||18,727 USD – 39,854 USD|
|Room and Board||10,848 USD|
|Books and Supplies||1,200 USD|
|Miscellaneous Expenses||1,950 USD|
Tuition fees of some programs are as follows:
|Communication Sciences & Disorders||32,000 USD|
|Master's Entry in Nursing Practice||30,000 USD|
|Occupational Therapy||33,000 USD|
*the above statistical figure is calculated approximately. It may differ slightly from the actual scenario.
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:
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.
Unlike every other University with such a profound name, Elmhurst College also has a rich set of alumni. Some big names include:
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$37,454 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Elmhurst College Enrollment||3764|
|Average Graduation Rate||60.6%|
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
|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|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#488 [Out of 650]
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary