Elmhurst, IL
Elmhurst College


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Recent Reviews

Jelena
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is best known for having good business, nursing and music departments. We also have a good men's soccer team.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is best known for having good business, nursing and music departments. We also have a good men's soccer team.

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

I would advise myself to participate in many activities on campus and join a sport as well. In addition, I would tell myself to look out for any opportunities to find friends and interact with more people on campus. I'd also tell myself to use more resources open to students that need help with school work.

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

There was nothing I wish I would have known before coming to Elmhurst College.

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

The nice location with downtown Elmhurst in walking distance. I love the small class sizes and the smaller size of the campus...

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

The nice location with downtown Elmhurst in walking distance. I love the small class sizes and the smaller size of the campus.

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

I was very focused in high school because I knew what I needed to do to get to college. I wouldn't do anything different. One thing I would say is not to be afraid to get involved.

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

Probably food prices. They are way overpriced.

Lisa
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are friendly, generally outgoing, and accepting.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are friendly, generally outgoing, and accepting.

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

College is an intimidating venture from being dependent upon others to being an independent individual. If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would advise myself to take that leap of faith into an unknown world and be confident that I am not the only ackward or apprehensive person partaking in this new experience. The transition between adulthood and childhood is not defined by the age you are or the year of school you are in, but how you handle the insecurities and the unknowns. I would stress most importantly that you are never too old to get and strive for an education, but it has great benefits to take the path at an earlier age. Being aware of your goals, strive to be the best, and never succumb to others' pressures and influences that could adversely affect your future.

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

I wish I had known that the community of older students was small. Also, I wish I had investigated more social and/or school organizations that I could partake in or join for a fuller acedemic experience.

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

In order for parents/students to find the right college they need to take their time. Be sure to visit many colleges to get ...

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

In order for parents/students to find the right college they need to take their time. Be sure to visit many colleges to get a feel for the campus life. Also, I would recommend starting at a community college in order to take general education courses at a lower cost. This will also give the student the opportunity to learn about their interests which should help with selecting a major and area of concentration.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants to attend this school should be open minded and tolerant of other cultures.

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

The advice that I would give to students about finding the right college would be to follow your heart. When choosing the ri...

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

The advice that I would give to students about finding the right college would be to follow your heart. When choosing the right college, people are always hesitating due to cost and distance and other factors that hold them back. Following your heart to the right college is the best advice I can give. Finding the school that is best for your personality, comfort, and learning abilities is important. Being in the right environment is important because if you aren't comfortable where you are learning and trying to grow, you may never be able to reach your full potential. When it comes to the cost, distance and factors that lead away from your potential home, I believe it is important to push through and know that everything will work out for the best. I believe everything will work out because if the place you think you can call home is right, then fate will get you there so that you can learn, grow, and become the person you've always strove to be.

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

I think that the worst thing about this school is that the smallness of it makes it harder to branch out and make new friends. It is in the same respect as high school where once you have a group of friends, you are basically sticking with that group for four years.

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

Elmhurst College is a relatively small school with a diverse and outgoing student body, an amazing academic program, and a gr...

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

Elmhurst College is a relatively small school with a diverse and outgoing student body, an amazing academic program, and a great job placement rate after graduation

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

Finding the right college is all about how a person feels when they visit a school. Personally, I would suggest that parent and students visit different schools multiple times so they can figure out whether or not they will be able to fit in and adjust nicely to the surrounding enviornment. Once the students have picked the school and start to attend in the fall, I believe it is beneficial to just always be looking around and absorbing information from various places. Some of the best ways to get involved or to find different groups or activities it to look at the sidewalk because there are almost always chalk on the sidewalks with various events. Also, looking at bulletin boards are a great way to find out what is going on around campus. Lastly, always try to make friends. I always think that with a solid group of friends in college you will have numerous experiences that will be worth while and also that you will learn from. The friends you make in college usually become your friends for life.

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

I tell my friends that I enjoy my school a lot and that it is really easy to make friends and stay active within my school.

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

Elmhurst will give you what you give it so get out there and be involved.

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

Elmhurst will give you what you give it so get out there and be involved.

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

Make sure you go to the college/university for a tour and take to the admissions officers and students equally. The admissions officers might have a reason to lie to you about things but the students don't have a reason to lie. If the students like the school, they will tell you why and if they don't like it they will also tell you that too.

What's unique about your campus?

I like the atmosphere, the campus is visually pleasing.

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

It has been my experience that research and full disclosure of your goals and financial means is most important when deciding...

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

It has been my experience that research and full disclosure of your goals and financial means is most important when deciding on a college or university. I am an active duty member of the US Navy, I decided to apply for a military program that would allow me to go to school full time to obtain a BA in nursing and further my Naval career. Through perseverance and hard work I was accepted, then came the hard part of choosing a school that met certain naval requirements. I thought I had a grasp on what was needed until I got the first bill and financial aid award. I struggled through the first year borrowing and worrying through each term. Although I have the goal and desire to achieve great academic success it is extremely stressful to deal with the glomming cloud of debt. My best advise to any potential college student would be to research all financial options available to you and go into this part of your life fully aware of the financial investment you are making into your future. Set realistic goals toward a career path that will benefit you in the long run.

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

First of all I think the institution does a great job of educating and having professors that are very knowledgeable in their fields. However, the tuition cost and lack of sufficient financial aid is a burden I did not expect. Since the economy has been suffering the cost of tuition has risen. I am a mother of three, wife, and active duty service member. It is hard to focus on course work when the threatening letters arrive putting my academic standing in jeopardy. I wish I could catch a break to help deal with the monstrous cost of tuition.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A student that is determined to succeed and has a strong will to obtain the best knowledge base needed for a chosen career would be great at this institution. The course work is challenging and the professors give you a strong knowledge base for your field of study. There are various programs available to assist you in real world job experiences. I would advise a potential student or parent to talk with financial advisors before making the final decision to make sure the cost is not over bearing.

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

Large schools have more options. Small schools have more one-on-one opportunities. Find a school that balances between educ...

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

Large schools have more options. Small schools have more one-on-one opportunities. Find a school that balances between education and extra curricular activities. Typical advice I don?t find to be the most important or helpful. The best advice a current student can give a prospective student about selecting the right school is to tell them; look for a school that allows your individuality to shine through. School and friend pressures will try to sway you to change some of your values and behaviors. But remember, the college experience is really all about finding out who you really are as a person. So much emphasis is placed on selecting a school that offers the best chance for you to succeed in the major you?ve selected. Well, the odds are you?ll change your major at least once during your college career. Four years of college will go by in a blink of an eye. Don?t be in such a hurry to get out. But don?t take that time for granted either. Enjoy school for what it can do for you; the real world can wait. Use the college you select as an opportunity to find yourself.

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

The thing I consider to be the worst about Elmhurst is the atmosphere provided on weekends and even during week days. Many times the campus is dead and it's hard to find activities that keep you interested and motivated to stay on campus. If I'm attending and paying for a school, I want the feeling of always wanting to be there.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Elmhurst College is not for those who enjoy blending into the crowd and just becoming another number or college statistic. It is also not for those who want something to do every weekend all the time. Do not attend Elmhurst if you don't want your teacher to know your name or want anything to do with your studies. Elmhurst is for those who want to be their own individual and get the best education possible.

Chris
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Learn how to use your time correctly. It's easy to put off papers and other stuff because you think you have so much free tim...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Learn how to use your time correctly. It's easy to put off papers and other stuff because you think you have so much free time but then you end up staying up untill 3 a.m. and turnning in a paper that isn't your best work.

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

Pray that God leads you to where He wants you and that He will help make a way possible for you to be there. Don't let the cost of the school defer you from going to it. Look at the opportunities that each of the schools provide for you, not only your next 4 years, but for the next 40 years. If you pick a school on the price alone you could be jeopardizing your experience of college and your education. You have to like where you are in order to want to do well, and sometimes it turns out that where you are happy isn't always the cheapest option; however, it could be the best place for you to be successful in whatever it is that you desire to do after college.

What kind of person should attend this school?

If you are the type of person that want to be close to the city but still have that small town feel then Elmhurst College is a great place! Elmhurst is 30 min out side of Chicago. however, the campus population is around 3,000 student.

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  • Tuition & Fees
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