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Elon University was the first of many schools I toured, but was evidently not forgotten as I’m in the second semester of my sophomore year here and cannot speak highly enough of the place I now call home. It is not only a beautiful campus but it’s an incredible community full of life, love and support that will help you create the most incredible memories during the best 4 years of your life as well as build a strong foundation for a successful and meaningful life after Elon. If you’re willing to work hard, the opportunities you’ll find to fulfill your passion are here. In comparison to other private schools with a great reputation, Elon is fairly priced. However, it is still expensive and the tuition is rising. It’s just important to apply for scholarships and aid and if Elon is the place you want to be, hopefully they’ll help you make it work financially. Elon constantly tops the charts for being one of the best value liberal arts schools and is definitely going to be a name recognized by employers. The alumni base is really strong and the statistics about employed graduates are promising! Elon is no steal and for in state North Carolinians, it’s very expensive compared to the state school options. But for those looking out of state elsewhere, especially at schools in the North East like I was, Elon is reasonable and worth it! TIPS FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: VISIT! Once, twice, three times if you have to! You’ll know if Elon feels right to you. Take the chance to walk through the department that interests you, talk to professors and ask students about the characteristics of a university that mean the most to you. Class size, financial aid, dorm life, parties? Apply early action if not early decision. Early decision is binding, so if you’re dead set on Elon and don’t want to be anywhere else then by all means, apply early decision. But if you’re not sure what they’ll give you financially or still want to keep your options open, at least apply early action so that you have more time to make the right choice. Also, if you are eligible, definitely apply for any applicable fellows programs. I know that sometimes they’re overlooked or you might not want to bother, but the fellows programs are amazing. At least read about them online – see if you’re eligible and if so, can’t hurt to apply! Do you know what you want to do? Elon’s a great school no matter what your intended major is but I have to admit, it’s not often I hear of an engineering major and in the case that I have, I think to myself – why? It’s definitely very well known for its business, teaching and communications schools. You can’t go wrong if you’re interested in one of these areas.


Elon University was the first of many schools I toured, but was evidently not forgotten as I’m in the second semester of my sophomore year here and cannot speak highly enough of the place I now call home. It is not only a beautiful campus but it’s an incredible community full of life, love and support that will help you create the most incredible memories during the best 4 years of your life as well as build a strong foundation for a successful and meaningful life after Elon. If you’re willing to work hard, the opportunities you’ll find to fulfill your passion are here. In my experience within the Communications, Spanish and Business departments, you’ll have to work hard but it’ll be meaningful and if you learn to manage your time, you won’t be too overwhelmed. It’s college. Your classes will be challenging. But you’re not going to die. The class sizes are small enough that you know your professors, they know you, they genuinely care, they are willing to help and believe it or not, they want you to succeed. They also hold you accountable and you won’t be able to skip class and hope they don’t notice, or fall asleep in the back of the room. Elon does a really great job providing tools to help you do well. The tutoring center is available for assistance in all subject areas. There’s a writing center for papers. You’ll survive and if you put forth the effort, you’ll thrive. What really makes Elon academically rigorous is the fact that the clubs and activities and extracurricular are so rigorous that the hard part is putting aside enough time and energy for class and homework on top of everything else! And I mean this in a positive way - as many or most of the clubs and activities provide great real world work experience or opportunities for networking within fields of interest. Or they at least ensure that you’re happy – which is just as important. My point is that the average Elon student is very busy and involved with a full course load. And it’s not easy, but it’s manageable and you’ll get a heck of a lot out of it in the end. Elon has a really great cultural calendar put out every semester with a list full of impressive speakers, shows and performances. The Student Union Board also does a really great job putting on activities such as movies on the lawn, late night meals, concerts, hypnotists and bingo games. Elon’s beautiful lawns and great weather throughout most of the year are definitely conducive to good Frisbee games and outside time. You can rent bikes from Campus Recreation or take the Elon Bio Bus into Alamance Crossing to dine or shop! Elon is NOT a commuter school – nobody leaves on the weekends so there is always something going on. It’s also kind of in the middle of nowhere, so people really do stick around and don’t leave campus all that often. Freshman year, I hardly left at all. Sophomore year I had friends with cars so we would drive to the movies, out to dinner or to Target more often. Not much happens downtown Burlington but it’s worth exploring on a Sunday afternoon! It’s quiet but has a few cute furniture and thrift stores and a great Co-Op where a lot of people go for healthy, fresh food. All in all, I would say Elon really gives you no reason to leave campus – there’s always plenty going on and enough fun to be had without having to go very far or spend any money! Elon is a great place for leaders and for energetic hands-on learners who are determined to make a difference. There are not many introverts or students that are here just to study and get a degree. Elon is all about the experience, about becoming a global learner with a broad realm of knowledge and a set of skills ready to be applied to whatever field you’re entering as well as to every other aspect of your life. Elon is great for students that care about more than grades but are still willing to work, want to succeed, make changes for the better and overall, be happy.


I love Elon. It's a small school, but it's big enough that there are plenty of groups and plenty of niches to fill. I didn't originally like Elon that much because I hadn't really found my niche yet, but once you find your "thing" and the people you want to hang out with, it's awesome. There are also SO many opportunities here that can make your college experience so unique. For example, I am a communications fellow so I got to take accelerated communications classes and visit Weber Shandwick and Atlanta Magazine; I'm in a sorority, which is how I've met some of my best friends; I'm going to India and Dubai for three weeks this winter and most likely will be spending the fall in London. Elon is really big on experiential learning, so I've been working with real clients at Live Oak Communications, the student-run public relations agency on campus, and I just landed a paid writing job on campus this fall. My smallest classes have had 18 people -- my Media Writing teacher gave us all about half a page of written feedback for each 1-2 page article we wrote. My general intro classes have generally been 33 people. It's not a big football school, and it does feel pretty small at times, especially within the Greek community. But Elon is a tight-knit community and you will get very close to your professors and your peers.


I have really enjoyed my first two years at Elon and would encourage any student looking for a smaller liberal arts school to strongly consider it. I don't know if I could pinpoint one thing that I like best about the school but one thing that I do really like is the campus. The campus always looks great and students are always out doing things when it is nice out. There is always something to do and I run into people I know everywhere. Another great aspect the school has to offer is the small class sizes. The largest class I have had was 33 people but most of my classes have been around 20 or 25. Because the class sizes are so small, the professors are very accessible and always go out of their way to help their students. Over the last few few years, the university has been putting a lot of money into upgrading everything about the school. Since my time there, there have been new dorms built and is adding three new dorms next year. I am very excited for my next two years and believe the school will continue to improve and give future students the same fantastic experience I am having.


i actually transferred here from a large prestigious university and everyday I wish I didn't. You reallyyy need to know that this school is right for you, as you do with every college you look at it. It all depends on the type of person. But I've truly never seen a school like this. I wanted a smaller school, but with Elon comes a very specific feel and type of school. There is no diversity in both race and type of student that goes here. I have never been at a school where I have heard of so many people wanting to transfer. I am from the northeast, and there are tons of small schools closer to home that I could have gone to that would have been much better for me. There is absolutely nothing to do here, it is in the middle of nowhere and as much as administration wants to make it seem like things are accessible, they're not. If you don't have a car here you're screwed and even if you do have a car, there is not much to do at all besides go to walmart or chain restaurants. I've experienced another college, and this certainly does not feel like college at all it feels more like high school. I wish I had realized the true vibe of the school before i came here. One word to describe Elon: deceiving


When I got accepted into Elon it was the best day of my life. Before I started here, I thought that Elon was the greatest, prettiest place I've ever been; my opinion hasn't changed. Elon is the perfect size. With 5,000 undergraduate students, Elon is big enough that you don't get sick of the people around you but small enough to have small classes and form relationships with your professors. The campus of Elon is in its own little bubble. There is a lot of stuff to do right off campus. As a freshman you are allowed to bring a car so it's easy to get off campus whenever you want, which is nice. One of my favorite things about Elon is its campus. It's beautiful even when its raining cats and dogs. I usually sit outside of the the academic pavilions everyday and do my homework. Elon has a very peaceful environment consisting of everything made of red brick, oak trees, green grass, and squirrels!


Elon University is a horrible school. Don't waste your money there Imedia program teaches you nothing, you leave with little to no skills, its a rip off. Dr. Copeland is two-faced and mean when you question the program.


I go to a school 1,022 miles away from my home and family. I have to spend 12 hours traveling in order to spend 24 hours at home. My professors don’t believe in giving A’s, so the extraordinary amount money I pay for my education reflects an average GPA for all the hard work I do. My sorority doesn’t have a real house because the school can't provide all its organizations with equal housing. Greek Life doesn’t believe in social functions. And I’m convinced Elon isn’t a real college. Don't go here if you want a real college experience.


The best thing about Elon is how much the school cares to get to know its students and help them in any way they need at any time. I also love how much the school values community service and the general helping of others along with trying to help contribute to the environment by going green. I love the size of Elon because its small enough to be personal, but not too crowded so that you do meet new people continuously all the time, yet can still see many friendly faces virtually everywhere you go. I spend a lot of time at friends places, or at Acorn, the coffee shop, and definitely I spend a lot of time in the gym and at the library during weeknights.


Elon is a unique small private university that offers students a very special learning experience. Students at Elon are encouraged to think outside the box and to take action to implement their ideas and follow their passions. Elon supports students who want to make the most of their college experience. The beautiful and close campus of Elon helps to increase the sense of community and friendship among students. Elon is a community and a university.


I think Elon is trying to make a conscious effort to diversify the student body and incorporate different kids rather than your average rich kid from maryland. Unfortunatley, those are really the only kind of people who apply. But I will say I have only been there a year and there are a few kids that are really incredible and stand out for their uniquness.


best thing, beautiful campus...that's whre 60% of tuition goes i think....i wouldnt put it past them... NOt a college town, you have to go into greesnborro to find any real night life only college in america where on friday nights you will sit in your dorm and contemplate doing hw b/c nothing is going on


i love the social life-always fun parties and activities around campus. it is the absolute perfect size, its small but no so small that everyone knows your business. my friends from home although they all want to come visit Elon (from all the crazy stories) dont always agree that its the best environment; i think it is what you make it. I spend my weekends out and wild yet in the library during the week and know to get all my work done (unlike some people though). It is a very preppy girl but then there are always those NYC chic girls that come in and make it a little less preppy. Most of the kids i know all attended prep schools (usually boarding) in the north east and for some odd reason are all connected in a social circuit.


I love everything about Elon, and I am not just saying that. The campus is absolutely breathtaking. Every time it is sunny it is hard not to smile when you look at campus. Another great thing is the class sizes and professors. The class sizes are always under 35, and I have yet to have a professor that has not learned my name. Some may say it is kind of like high school in the understanding that classes usually have an attendance policy, and you may have an assign seat, however the professors do not babysit or watch you like high school. I think it is wonderful the professors are so personable because then the information presented is easier to understand. I think the campus size is also perfect. There are enough people that you meet new people in each class and when socializing, however it is small enough that there will be a familiar face walking across campus or in a new classroom. When I tell people I go to Elon, I get mixed reactions. The people that do know it, always compliment it and tell me how lucky and privileged I am to attend it. Then there are some who have never been to the south, or are not very knowledgeable about schools who ask questions. School pride, may be the only thing I would complain about. The football and basketball team, the two biggest sports to cheer on, have recently improved so much that they have both been nationally recognized, however most of the time there are more open stands than people attending. Hopefully since the study body is now aware of the success the teams are having they will improve their attendance at these sporting events.


Elon is a good size for me. It is small enough were I can see familiar faces and know a fair amount of the student population. However, it is large enough where I find myself meeting new people even as a senior. I have only had one class that has exceeded 30 people and that was my Freshman Intro to Economics class. The actual college town of Elon is rather small consisting of a few restaurants, a Dominoes, a subway, 2 bars, a hair salon, gas station and a couple other stores. You can drive about 5 minutes to Burlington where there is a new outdoor mall and shopping center. Several things to do around town and a lot of chain restaurants. Shool pride is higher among club sports. Elon Rugby D.3 state Rugby champs brought 400 people to an exhibition match. Which is a higher attendance than a lot of our varsity sports and even some football games.


The best thing about Elon is the campus itself...it's gorgeous. The people are friendly and polite and the professors are accomadating. The one major downfall of Elon is the rigidness of the administration and campus police. I was written up three times this past year for drinking in my apartment, not making any noise, with a few friends. The punishments are harsh and they give absolutely no breaks.


Overall as a school I love Elon. The students there are incredibly friendly and the campus is outrageously beautiful. It is a great size so you will most likely see someone you know on the way to class, but can also meet new people all the time. The one thing I would change is the heavy security. Elon is trying to change its appeal as a party school by increasing the number of security, and as a result cited almost half of the incoming freshman clas. In my building every suite has been busted with the exeption of one.The town of Elon is very small if you are looking for a bustling urban setting this is not for you. The town is basically the college with a few resturaunts and bars, but personally I like it this way because there is not a lot of distractions and older people always around campus. The biggest contraversy on campus was the public masturbater, who last year almost every weekend got away after exposing himself to a girl. There is a lot of school pride and almost everyone I met loves the school, but there is not a lot of pride in the sports team and althought you can get into the games, most people dont.


I love Elon. The school is so involved with the kids and vice versa. The student are also very nice and worldly. They play a big role in community service. The campus is beautiful and the party life is endless, but everyone still finishes all their work and does well in class.


The big picture is that everyone is nice and welcoming. Everyone is ready and willing to be friends with each other. My best experience was being a part of the step show party hop competition. I got to learn from the black fraternaty Kappa Alpha Psa how to step. It was so much fun and rewarding and imade great friends along the way. Also study abroad is huge at Elon. I went to Italy for Winter term and it was amazing, such a great experience and just enoug time to get it all in but not get homesick.


I remember my first day of school at Elon. I had no idea where my class was and basically was having a nervous breakdown, the room had changed and I was lost. I walked in to a stranger who immediately helped me. This is what everyday is like at Elon. You will always know someone, and will always be seeing a new face. However it doesn't feel that way. There are no strangers at Elon due to the fact that everyone is just so damn friendly.


For me, the best thing about Elon is the people. Students and faculty here are focused on an excellent education and help is always available when you need it. I don't think Elon is too small, which is often a reason people choose not to go here. I enjoy knowing my professors personally and having the opportunities that Elon provides. When I tell people I go to Elon I encounter blank stares. Because Burlington is a small town lots of people have never heard of the University. However, the Burlington community is a true college town where community members support student organizations and athletics. However, because of its size, there isn't much to do off campus. (But there is always somethinig going on on campus, and we are never bored.) Elon has a great deal of school pride. At any athletic event you will be surrounded by a sea of people showing off their maroon! I spend most of my time with friends either in my room/apartment or in the communications video editing labs. (Oh, the joys of being a communications major...) Elon's administration is the most helpful group of people I've ever come into contact with. Professors are willing to stay late to help students on an indvidual basis, and they always return e-mails within a few hours. Currently, the biggest controversy at Elon is its drinking policy. The administration doesn't like student drinking to put a negative light on the university. However, many college students drink, it's a fact of life. The most frequent student complaints normally deal with parking and food, both of which could be better. The experience I will always remember is studying abroad in Guam during Winter Term. I spent a month on the island with 15 other students recording a dying culture and doing service work with the island's elders.


I am only from 45 minutes away and I was very worried that I would be too close to home and that I would not want to stay on campus that much. This preconcieved idea is not true at all. Elon University could be considered the "Elon Bubble" because its students enjoy campus life so much! The size of the campus is PERFECT! Walking across campus is enjoyable because you will always see at least one familiar face but I am sure that when I am graduating there will still be so many students in my graduating class that I have never seen before in my life. The town of Elon does not consist of a whole lot but Burlington is only a few minutes away so students can easily travel a short distance to find every other need. There has been a lot of talk about the amount of alcohol use of Elon students, but I am sure the problem just seems larger because the school is small. Students are extremely responsible and this "contraversy" should not be hurting the schools reputation. When i see tours walking around campus, I have the urge to go up to every kid and tell them how amazing Elon really is. It is so wonderful. I could not see myself more happy at a different university. The weather is beautiful too!


Elon is GORGEOUS. You know how you wake up at 7 a.m. and are pissed off because you have to walk to class? Well, as soon as you set foot on campus, you'll automatically be in a better mood just because this place is so beautiful to look at. If you look at the guidebooks and pamphlets that the school hands out, you may think that the pictures are photoshoppped because they are so perfect, but if you visit, I guarantee that what you see is EXACTLY what you get. Elon is a great size. There are about 5,000 students, which means that you will always be meeting new people, but you'll see plenty of familiar faces walking around campus. The class sizes are small, which is a plus, and the professors really care about you and your education. Every single professor I've had knows my name and something about me because they take the time to get to know you. Elon's administration is very well run. Leo Lambert, the president, (we just call him Leo) has done a lot for the school, and the students love him. He's like a celebrity. But the good thing is that you will actually see him around campus every now and then. Elon is really into improving the quality of student life, from the food to the dorms, to the services provided. They are always looking for way to improve. The only bad thing (in some students' opinions) is that they are really cracking down on partying. Only four years ago, according to the seniors, the number of parties on any given night was double what it is now. The social scene is still very active, but I think we just have more serious students. I wish there was more pride in the athletics. Granted, the athletics simply aren't that great, but we don't have a lot of supporters aside from football games. And football games are more like social events than sports games. We have the "Phoenix Phanatics" though who are always there, rain or shine, decked out in red and gold, going crazy. There are about 200 of them altogether, and on a good day, most of them will be there. A few cute and unusual things about Elon: Supposedly, Elon means "oak" in Hebrew, so students are given an acorn as freshmen and recieve an oak sappling when they graduate. It's kind of corny, but I think it's cute. Also, we have the largest fountain in North Carolina on campus. Elon loves its fountains. And the entire campus burned down in 1923 and then was rebuilt, which is why our mascot is the Phoenix - we rose from the ashes.


The big picture? Elon is an amazing place to spend your college years. Its an amazing place to learn, with great professors who are willing to go out of their way to help you-- inside and outside of the classroom. It is full of great people, and I've made some of the best friends of my life here. I like the small/medium school feeling because the amount of people in my classes doesn't overwhelm me, but I don't feel like I'm in too small of a bubble. Sure, the Elon bubble exists, but you are going to get that at most schools this size that aren't near/in a big city. Burlington is an okay city to have close to campus-- you can get everything you need, as a college student, there because they have a big grocery store, Target, Walmart, and plenty of fast food places (I recommend Cookout for the best milkshakes ever!). I guess some people complain about the lack of diversity here, but all I can say is that they are working on it. I really don't notice the lack of diversity, so it doesn't really bother me, but that's because I came from a high school that was the same way. One complaint I have is that the freshman require health and wellness class is basically a repeat of everything you learned in high school health. Other than that, students have a big voice here in the overall operation of the school. If something needs to be changed or improved you can bet that they will have a large say in if and how that happens. Overall, I'm proud to tell people that I go to Elon, even if they have never heard of it before. I got into schools that are more reputable than Elon, but I picked to come here because of ALL the great things it could offer me, moreso than just a school with a recognizable name: atmosphere, fun, experience, engaged learning, small classes, great spirit, lots of networking connections, and more.


One of my favorite things about Elon is the campus itself. It is a state botanical garden, and is one of the most beautiful places in the South. Former President Clinton visited last week and said, "This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen...it makes me want to go to school again." Also, the study abroad opportunities are virtually unparalleld. Our "winter term" -- a month long mini-term, gives students the opportunity to take interesting classes on campus, or study abroad for a month period.


Elon is very much the center of town. There is not a whole lot to do off campus although you can find things nearby like the movies or bowling if you need a weekend off campus. Also if you have a car, you can get to the beach or the mountains relatively easily which is really great. There is a ton of school pride and with really good reason. The majority of students love this school. The teachers are wonderful, the campus is gorgeous, the people are friendly, and in general it's just a great place to be.


This school is just the right size for me. I see people I know everytime I got somewhere- but I don't know everyone so there are always new people to meet! Everyone is very friendly which is one of the initial things that attracted me to Elon- even people you don't know wave and say hi.


Personally I feel that Elon has changed way too much in the past two years. Having only been here for three years becuase I transfered, there has been so much more emphasis on business. I would have like to see the school stay the way that it was becuase it was much more fun to be at a college that had restrictions but did not bring the hammer down like they do now. My friends and I like to refer to Elon as the no fun zone. The size of the school is a good size, I think it could be a little bit bigger. Three years ago when I told people that I went to Elon they would always say "where is that. Now when I tell them they are oh really "I heard that that is a great business school" I have spent most of my time in the library while on campus. Not that I am a good student just that I have tedious work that is annoying. Other than that I am usually at my house or at the bar. The most recent controversy on campus that occured at the end of my Junior year. Sophmore and Junior year, we all used to be able to enjoy baseball games on the left field side line and torment the other players verbally and enjoy some drinks. Adults, and students could come together and enjoy a suitable baseball experience. Now there is a fence where we all used to hang out and a restriction has been placed on who can sit with that area. I personally think the attendence of the games has been struggling becuase of it. The most frequent student complaints that I hav heard is that there is nothing fun that we can get away with anymore. The administration is transitioning the University into a prestigous school and personally I am glad that I am leaving.


Elon is a perfect sized liberal arts school. The undergraduate enrollment is steady around 5,000 students which is small enough to feel a sense of community but large enough to constantly meet new people. For a smaller sized school we have plenty of resources and will gain more prevalent name recognition in years to come. The town surrounding is completely based off of the college campus however Greensboro and Raleigh are within driving distance.


Elon is the perfect size if you enjoy seeing at least one person you know wherever you go, while also seeing unfamiliar faces each day. It is a good size if you like personal relationships with your teachers, and a classroom of typically 20 students. Attendance is important here, you will not have any lecture classes. The Arts at Elon are fabulous; the drama program is one of the best in the country and the Art Studio for painters, potters, and digital artists is very nice. The football and baseball games are a lot of fun, and Greek Life is at its best at this institution. Elon University is the college you should select if you want to work hard, academically and philanthropically, and play hard too.


The best thing about Elon is that it's a gorgeous school. Also, it's relatively small, so classes are kept at around 30 students. It's definitely a college town. The neighboring town, Burlington, is home to just about every fast food joint in America. To get any semblance of culture, one must drive at least 30 minutes west to Greensboro.


The best thing about Elon is that it's a gorgeous school. Also, it's relatively small, so classes are kept at around 30 students. It's definitely a college town. The neighboring town, Burlington, is home to just about every fast food joint in America. To get any semblance of culture, one must drive at least 30 minutes west to Greensboro.


The best thing about Elon is how beautiful the campus is and how friendly everyone is. I would change the greek houses because they are too small for how big greek life is at elon. When I tell people I go to Elon most people recognize the name and know how pretty it is. The reactions are almost always positive because it is getting to be a very competitive school. Elon is a college town. You have to drive to get to a lot of places, but not to far at all. You see Elon students everywhere. Elon residents generally like the students.


Elon is definitely pretty separate from the surrounding area. You can always tell a difference between Elon students and "townies"


Elon does have a sick campus. I think its the perfect size. Class sizes are pretty good for the most part. I spend most of my time on campus, there's not really anywhere else to go. Elon's administration I feel is not that helpful, unless your really out of the loop, most of them only know very basic things, and often have to call experts if you have a question. Elon doesn't have much school pride unless a particular is doing well, otherwise, the sporting events are not very full.


The best thing about Elon is that it's small enough that you can stand out, but big enough for you to have lots of options. I think it's a perfect size; everywhere you go you'll see someone you know, but you won't see everyone you know. Most people ask me where Elon is when I tell them that I go here, or they just ask me what it's like because they haven't heard of it. I spend most of my time in the Performing Arts building, my on-campus apartment, or my sorority house. The administration at Elon is excellent because they let us get to know them on a fairly personal level, and they show their support at all kinds of events. I would say there is a lot of school pride but for a wide variety of reasons, not necessarily all athletic supporters. There aren't actually a lot of student complaints related to the University itself, in my experience. An experience I will always remember is my audition for the Elon Music Department during my senior year of high school, in which I felt so welcome that I immediately wanted to attend this school.


The best thing about Elon is the people. Faculty and students are extremely friendly and are for the most part easily approachable. If I could change one thing I would bring more diversity to Elon amongst teachers and students. I think the size of Elon is just right..its perfect, not too big or too small. When I tell people I go to Elon, many have never heard of it. I spend most of my time in my dorm with friends. There is a lot of school pride at Elon...we have a slogan called "Ride the tide of the Phoenix PRIDE".


Elon has been the perfect size for me. It is small enough that really get individual attention from Professors (My research mentor called and woke me up the other day to ask me a question about our study), but it is big enough that there are so many resources out there. If you're looking for a school big on sports, I wouldn't come to Elon because are sports teams are not a huge highlight; however, a lot of students to get behind the teams and go out to watch football, basketball and baseball! The best thing about Elon is the community feel. It has become my home away from home. You can't beat the beauty of the campus and the southern charm of the people!


The best thing about Elon is the close-knit community. No exaggeration, it is "a home away from home". It is the perfect size, around 5,000 students. Located in a cute, small town in North Carolina on one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. Greek life is a big source of social life here. Good thing- frats and sororities for all types of people so able to find your niche if your into Greek Life. Doesn't have the best sports teams but fun to attend games. Always alot going on around campus.


Elon is an amazing school. It's gorgeous!! The course work is very rigorous! Personally, the school is just right. It's only about 4800 students, but doesn't feel too small. There isn't really much of a college town- Burlington is not that great. It's tough to find things to do off campus that don't include drinking. Elon's administration is very tough on drinking and following the rules.


I think the school is in the medium of big and small,it is slightly awkward. It is small with Greek life(which you have to be involved in if you want to have a social life) yet it is too big to have the people who aren't in greek life around. These people are usually very liberal and "off" here at Elon. It is great academically, but too focused on group projects.


Elon prides itself on its academics, its staff, and its size. Elon is not too big, but not too small. The average class size at Elon is less than it was at my high school - all of my professors know me by name and make a huge effort to get to know me personally. Elon stresses engaged learning, which means that the students actively participate in their learning. Class time is used more efficiently because it isn't just all of us sitting in front of a professor lecturing. I am yet to have a professor who does not go out of his/her way to help me to succeed. Elon has resources on campus for whatever you may need help with - just within my first year I have gotten to know the people at the Career Center, the Service Learning center, and the Study Abroad center, all of whom have been very helpful. There is definitely school pride at Elon, although you don't come to Elon for the sports. You come to Elon for the atmosphere of students who truly want to learn, be involved in the communities, participate in undergraduate research, internships, service learning, and study abroad.


Elon is a great school to go to. If you want teachers that are engaged and work with you as a student, this is the place to go. If you like to volunteer and get new experiences daily then this school will offer you with plenty of oppurtunities to do this. We have important people visit our school all the time, and there are plenty of oppurtunities to volunteer and become involved in the community.


Elon is too big for its britches. For a school with a top notch MBA program, we arent very good at this money management thing. It is spending money like crazy trying to expand, but has neglected to use any of that energy and money to make it easier for us (students). The big donations go to the money making sports (basketball and football, neither of which is very good) and to build more and more brick buildings with people's names on them. Our endowment is tiny and our financial aid is among the worst in the state. We are trying to become like Duke or Wake Forest in reputation, but it is laughable when the maximum academic scholarship is less than half of tuition alone, never mind room, board, and fees. But Elon has a mask of artificiality trying to convince the students and the world that Elon is going to be recognized as one of the best schools in America someday very soon. Elon, with it's million dollar fountain, brick and columned buildings, and its campus, ie registered botanical garden.


Elon is a fairly large campus...what you walk through campus (which takes about 10 minutes) you will see faces that you know but many that you don't. In the beginning of the experience you will meet tons of people, but as you go through the classes you will end of taking classes with a group of about 10 friends. Its really nice to have people you know and like around you all the time. The town of Elon is really small and it is sometimes a little difficult to find things to do. But in the last 2 years there has been a huge mall constructed just down the road so it is much better now. Its nice because the grocery store, shopping, movies are really close to the campus which helps out when gas is 3.55 a gallon. Administration is absolutely wonderful (note I do not work for the school). We have this thing called college coffee where the whole admin comes out to talk to the students. If there is something that could be better or theres a problem they will take care of it. They also have no compunction about throwing money into student events. Dr. Lambert (President) is also one of the nicest people in the world. He really keeps the place running (0 tollerance policy for broken stuff). School pride (and sports in general) are still weak. We are in SOCON division 1...I think. Its not like there is no spirit, but there's not nearly as much as you might find at UNC or Maryland. They school colors to sports game...we wear polo shirts and sundresses. But there is actually a new pep group on campus so I think that is starting to change. The football team is also getting alot better. My freshman year was a shambles.


The best thing about Elon is its gorgeous campus. I also love the small class size. I never feel like just a number here. I can't imagine going to a big school with hundreds of students in my classes. At Elon, my biggest class was 60 people, and that is rare! When I tell people I go to Elon, most people used to respond "Where?" and I'd have to explain that it's a small, private school near Greensboro, NC. However, more and more people are hearing about Elon. It's reputation as a great school is growing and now it seems like everyone I talk to know someone who went to Elon or has heard something about it recently. Elon has a huge study abroad program and the campus is very active in service learning. The Business, Communications, and Education schools are growing and offer some of the best programs in the country where students get a lot of experience from the start.


Elon is the perfect size. It's small enough that you never feel alone when walking across campus. There is always someone to say hi to or a professor who will ask how you are doing. Gossip is rampant, with students knowing everything about everybody, even if they have never met the person. You almost have to catch your tongue when meeting somebody "new," because you've already heard that person's life story and what they did Friday night. Circles of friends all overlap. However, Elon is big enough that you do have the opportunity to meet new groups of people and discover new campus offerings. Every day I love Elon more.


Elon is the PERFECT size. 5000. For me coming from a tiny high school I thought it would be too big, but in reality a school much smaller would have just been boring. Everyone is super friendly, including professors. Expect to be challenged, but your professors are always there t help you for the most part. Its pretty much the most amazing university anywhere...


just the right size, people from outside of nc dont really know of elon. spend most of my time on campus in class, eating, in the gym. very small college town. administration makes some questionable choices. biggest recent controversy is the mystery masturbator.