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Elmira, New YorkLOCATION
Estd 1855Established Year

Elmira College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Established in the year 1855, the Elmira College received around 2110 applications for fall 2018 semester. The acceptance rate for this semester was 85%. The enrollment rate observed for this term was 12%.

  • Applications for UG programs can be made online through Common application Portal or the Elmira College Admission Portal
  • There are two application plans available for fresher’s i.e. early action and regular rolling admissions (rolling).
  • International students can apply only under the regular admission scheme.
  • The college doesn’t require SAT and ACT scores as compulsory scores for admission.
  • The college takes GRE and MAT scores for graduate admissions.


Admission Requirements for International StudentsCommon Application or EC online application
Application fee (non- refundable)50 USD
Acceptance Rate85%
Retention Rate78%
Graduation Rate68%
Average SAT score1070-1210
Average ACT score22-26
Mode of PaymentMaster Card/ Visa/ American Express/ Discover
Academic calendarSummer/ Fall/Winter/Spring
Intake seasonsFall only (for international students)
Work ExperienceNot mandatory
Financial AidScholarships, financial assistance, and Graduate Assistantships

Elmira College Deadlines

Domestic applicants can apply for early action deadlines. International applicants are not offered early action admission. The deadlines for both the applicants are mentioned below:

Early Action/ Fall semester for domestic applicantsNov 1
International Student admissionJune 1

Elmira College International Student Admission

International applicants are required to submit additional documents, fulfill ELP requirements and complete the visa process when applying for the US. The details of requirements and processes are mentioned below for admission at Elmira College.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • A filled application form for admission including the college essay.
  • Official transcripts of secondary schools or university level transcripts.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from an academic tutor or counselor.
  • If the student is a nonnative English speaker then official scores of English proficiency test must be produced.
  • Students who wish to apply for financial assistance from the college must fill in the Certification of Finances form

English Proficiency Test Score

International applicants can submit the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are given below:


Visa Process for International Students

  • After the student is selected for admission, the university will email the Certificate of Eligibility for a Student Visa (Form I-20 A/B). Once received, all the details should be checked carefully.
  • Completed non-immigration visa application form (DS-156) with passport size photo.
  • A valid passport.
  • Receipt of visa application fee.
  • Evidence of SEVIS fee payment (I-901 receipt).

Elmira College Undergraduate Admissions

Elmira College provides 35 majors and minors as undergraduate courses. The requirements and process for UG applicants are mentioned below:

Where to Apply:Common application Portal or the Elmira College Admission Portal

Application Fee: None

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Online application form along with college essays.
  • Official college transcript or high school transcript.
  • Letter of recommendation from academic tutors.
  • Proof of English Proficiency Levels
  • Students need to submit the certification of finances to avail any kind of financial aid from Elmira.
  • A deposit of USD 300 as an enrollment deposit to get I-20 for VISA and original enrollment slip for VISA interview.

Elmira College Graduate Admissions

The graduate programs of Elmira provide a Master of Science degree and advanced certifications. The enrolling students must set up an appointment with a graduate advisor by contacting the Office of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies at

Application PortalOnline Application Portal

The details of admission requirements are mentioned below:

CourseAcademic RequirementsMaximum English Language Proficiency
MS in ManagementGPA- 2.7, Resume, Interview TOEFL-iBT score of 80
MS in EducationGPA- 2.7, GRE/MAT, LOR, Interview TOEFL-iBT score of 80

Supporting Document: Personal statements (800-1000 words), International applicants must have a minimum of 20 on each section of TOEFL(iBT), official transcripts from college should also be sent.

The college also provides advanced certifications in management. Elmira College has a very high acceptance rate of 85% and applications are not scrutinized strictly. The applicants accepted are requested to confirm admissions by May 1 (domestic) and July 15 (international).

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