Elmhurst University is on a 48-acre campus in the suburban setting of Elmhurst, Illinois, not far from Chicago.
There are many activities and organizations for Elmhurst University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Elmhurst University has fraternities and sororities.
Elmhurst University has the Programming Board and Student Government. In fact, more students participate in the Programming Board and Student Government than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Elmhurst University include theater and music groups, Black Student Union, residence life groups and Hablamos.
The Elmhurst University community comes together each year for Homecoming, Orientation/Welcome Week and Relay For Life.
This table offers information on housing at Elmhurst University.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||29%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||981|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||714|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||71%|
Elmhurst University offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
Most Elmhurst University students live off campus. In 2022, 29% of undergrads at Elmhurst University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 71% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Elmhurst University. There are 981 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,914 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 714 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 25% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Elmhurst University offers coed housing.
At Elmhurst University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Elmhurst University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Elmhurst University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Elmhurst University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Elmhurst University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Elmhurst University, take Interstate 294 to Elmhurst, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to O'Hare International airport.
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