Elmhurst, IL
Elmhurst College


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Recent Reviews

Jamilya
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise students and parents to look very closely at their financial award packets that they receive from different s...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise students and parents to look very closely at their financial award packets that they receive from different schools. When looking at outside scholarships, it is important to find scholarships that are renewable instead of those that are one-time-only. It would be smart to check into the scholarships and grants offered by the school to ensure that they are renewable as well. I would also advise students and parents to factor in textbook expenses when budgeting for college because it is one of those unexpectede expenses that is not cheap. It is also important to factor in miscelleneous expenses because sometimes you never know what will come up.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known how to maintain certain types of financial aid because every semester I seem to need more and more money. I also wish I had known that the textbooks were so expensive and that you don't get much money when you sell them back. I wish I had known better what I was getting myself into academically.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think a person who is looking for a big school may not want to attend this school. Also, someone looking for a large amount of diversity or a fairly equal amount of all types of people should not come here.

Elizabeth
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Elmhurst College, is a great school that provides students with a fabulous education, many outstanding faculty members who wa...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Elmhurst College, is a great school that provides students with a fabulous education, many outstanding faculty members who want students to succeed, and many career opportunities for post-college students. 630-268-0002

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Elmhurst College is known for providing students with the opportunity to receive a well-rounded education, and an one that can be close to home.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My best advice to new college students, is to research any schools that you may be interested in attending. Attending a college or university will prove to be one of the important decisions a young person can make. College can be a scary experience is you are not prepared, so just ask questions if you are unsure of something. Call advisors and campus relations if you are interested in attending a particular school. They are there for a reason. If they are not very attentive or helpful, that could be an indication of how they will respond to a students needs while they are in school. Another helpful piece of advice, is to apply early and to many schools. If you have your heart set on a particular school, that's great, but have alternative plans, just in case. The more options you have, the better you will feel. Be proactive about the situation, and don't take it lightly. College is probably one of the biggest and most difficult decisions to date for a young person about to take the next step.

Kattie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Before you decide on which college is right for you, be sure to visit the campus first. Pamphlets provided from the colleges only show the best aspects of the school; if possible, see if you can sit in on some classes, see if that school has the kind of technology and resources to provide you with the best education possible in the field you want to pursue.

What's unique about your campus?

Classes are small, teachers are very friendly and always available if you need help. There are many resources to help you in gaining experience in whatever field you go into.

Denis
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Elmhurst was smaller than most of the other colleges and was a private school. One of the most unique aspects at Elmhurst w...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Elmhurst was smaller than most of the other colleges and was a private school. One of the most unique aspects at Elmhurst was that my advisor was supportive of my decisions academically and was concerned with my progress in school as well as out of school. Also I was able to study abroad and have the classes count as general education courses, which allowed me to gradute early. Also having smaller class rooms was great, because you get more feedback about how you are progressing in the class, which helped out when it came time to study for exams.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing is going to a college where you feel you will be able to grow in many different aspects of life and also a place where you will want to be part of the institution through sports, clubs, academics., working on campus or some other way. Look for a college that provides opportunities such as internships, mentoring programs, and study abroad opportunities. These are great ways to grow and also to have an experience of a life time, especially studying abroad. Also when you are at college try to enjoy the activities as much as possible. They are a key component of what will make your college experience unique and full of memories.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Elmhurst gives you control of your future. It 's easy to get into the classes that you want and to take courses that you want to take. The advisors are very helpful and are tied to the success of their advisees. Elmhurst allowed me to achieve the goals that I set for myself, while also helping me grow as a person from the campus environment and the courses that were required to take. It was not only a great place for college, but also was a great place that helped build a solid foundation for the rest of my life .

Lindsey
Describe the students at your school.

There is a variety of different kinds of classmates from jokers to "nerds", everyone has something new to bring to the table.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find the college that is right for you. It's out there somewhere. When choosing a school, think about possible majors that you would be interested in, class sizes and the distance away from your home. Make sure to visit the campuses at the top of your list, because you might just get the exciting feeling that "Hey, this college is for me!" Only you know what is the right fit for you. Once you get to college, you can be anyone that you want to be. You will meet so many new people that won't know what you were like in high school, so if you want to be more outgoing or more this or that, then go for it! College is a new experiance, so get ready for a new you. Don't be afraid, the other freshmen are all in the same boat as you, so just get together and have a great time. Also remember your academics. College is the start of the rest of your life, the choices you make will affect you forever. But don't worry, it's much easier than the "real world". So have fun and don't hold back!

Lauren
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for the small class sizes, family like atmosphere, and for many of the popular majors(Nursing, Teachi...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for the small class sizes, family like atmosphere, and for many of the popular majors(Nursing, Teaching, Music, etc.)

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give to parents and students when looking for a college is to write down on a list the top three to five things they need a college. I would then take the next step to enter in a database, what your top 5 is and find out what schools provide those things for their students. I would then go looking at some of the collges that appear to have those quailities. When visting a collge, it is important to look at the big picture of what they offer. Such as what financial/scholarships do they offer, how is job placement after college, what is the student to teach ration, and the on-campus living situation. Basically your college should be everything that you can possibly get out of it and help you start a great career; and since you are paying so much to get a good education you want it to be at a place that will give you the best possible education and make you feel comfortable all year when attending classes.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

They decided to kick my sorority off campus last semester because we weren't a national sorority and are considered a liability. After being on campus for nearly 20 years and all of sudden for them to do this out of the blue-really hurt! They are now replacing us and it makes me really sad to see how the administration has such an overruling power compared to the Student Goverment Assoc.

Glennis
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start your search early, at least in your junior year. Search for schools online by factors like location, majors, financial ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start your search early, at least in your junior year. Search for schools online by factors like location, majors, financial aid, and activities, to start a list of schools to consider. Next, narrow your list by thoroughly examining each school's website to get a better idea of what the school is like, then apply and set up overnight visits to your top priority schools. This will let you converse with students and professors, and attend classes and activities. By this time, you should have a good idea of where you want to attend. Finish your applications as soon as possible, to avoid missing deadlines. Once you know where you have been accepted, decide on your school and begin the process for becoming a student. Fill out the FAFSA and other financial aid applications as needed. To get the most from your college experience, join clubs and activities in your areas of interest, stay safe and healthy, use your campus resources, and network with as many other students as you can. Balance your schedule between studying and having fun, and make sure not to overwhelm yourself. Transitioning to college can be scary, but there are always people to help you.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

With regard to the theater program, I wish I had known that even a small program can be very competitive. Females greatly outnumber males at auditions, and due to space limitations in our facilities, we are unable to stage large, elaborate productions with a large amount of roles. Hence, our productions usually consist of small casts with no more than 12 members, and it seems that the same people are continually cast in each production.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is intolerant of others' differences, with regard to race/ethnicity, physical disability, sexual orientation, economic status, gender, religion, or any other factors. Elmhurst College is commited to promoting diversity, with several intercultural and interfaith student organizations, and a major/minor in Intercultural Studies. We have had several incidences of hate crimes in the past few years, including defacing posters and writing racial slurs on students' room doors. The College is working to investigate these incidents and prevent them from happening again, and openmindedness among students is a key factor in this process.

Juliet
Describe the students at your school.

Very nice, smart, and friendly.

Describe the students at your school.

Very nice, smart, and friendly.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look around. I physically went to 11 different colleges/universities before deciding on Elmhurst College. I looked into big school, small school, in state, out of state, schools in the city, and in the country. It's all about finding out where you fit. Inquire at every college the major you want and the activites or sports you would like to participate in. See whats out there. The hardest part for me was narrowing my list down to 4 schools and getting accepted by them all. I finally made a pro and con list and decided on Elmhurst College. Tips on making the most of your college experience??? Live on campus.!!! I live 35min from my campus and I live in a dorm. In contrast, my roommate lives on campus (obviously) but goes home every weekend. I'm involved in a sorority and yearbook on campus, she is involved in nothing. Let yourself be open enough to try new things. I didn't know if I wanted to rush a sorority, but I'm so glad I did. I've made friends that will last forever and met the sisters I never knew I had.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who isn't willing to do the work or study for the exams to get the grades. Definitely not a procrastinator, I've had 3 friends kicked out this passed year for poor grades.

Nina
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Elmhurst campus brings forth a good vibe.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Elmhurst campus brings forth a good vibe.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that when you visit the school it feels just right. If you are not sure about the school it most likely is not the one for you

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