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Elmhurst University Student Life

Elmhurst University is on a 48-acre campus in a suburban setting in Elmhurst, Illinois, not far from Chicago. There are many activities and organizations for Elmhurst University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Elmhurst University also has fraternities and sororities.

Elmhurst University has a thriving Programming Board and Student Government. In fact, more students participate in 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.

Elmhurst University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Orientation/Welcome Week and Relay For Life.

Does Elmhurst University Offer Student Housing?

Elmhurst University offers 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 2021, 26% of undergrads at Elmhurst University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 74% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Elmhurst University. There are 981 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,838 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 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 and .

Elmhurst University Athletics

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 unversity, funding, and compention 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 Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Lacrosse 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
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at Elmhurst University

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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Elmhurst University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Elmhurst University, take Interstate 294 to Elmhurst, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to O'Hare International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Elmhurst University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Elmhurst University Students

63%

Women

37%

Men

95%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

92%

In State

8%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

55%

27%

7%

6%

3%

1%

1%

0.22%

0.15%

Undergraduate Students

2,838

Graduate Students

583

Non-Resident / International Students

33

Elmhurst University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,421

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

66%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$39,400

Out-of-State

$39,400

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