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About Elmira College

Elmira College is a private, nonprofit school located in the small town setting of Elmira, NY.

Founded in 1855, the institution currently enrolls around 1,187 students a year, including 1,101 undergrads. The institution runs on a other academic calendar.

Elmira College's endowment was valued at $37,962,109 in 2021. The school spends $10,095 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Elmira College

Acceptance rate: 82%

Average GPA: 3.22

Mean ACT score: 23

Does not offer early decision.

Offers early action.

All regular decision applicants should hear back November 15.

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Elmira College Acceptance Rate

Admission to Elmira College is moderately difficult. Around 82 percent of all applicants to Elmira College are accepted each year. Out of 2,096 applications received, 1,722 students received an admissions offer.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.22 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 23.

Elmira College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Elmira College a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 424 students who started at Elmira College as first-time freshman, 237 graduate within four years.

Elmira College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 60 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $28,372 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Elmira College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Elmira College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

One Park Place Elmira, NY 14901

Campus Setting: Small Town

Elmira College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Elmira College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Elmira College is Continuous processing.

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Elmira College ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 25

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Elmira College is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Elmira College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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Elmira College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Elmira College is like? There are approximately 1,187 students enrolled at Elmira College, including 1,101 undergraduate students and 86 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 62% percent are from NY and 38% percent of students are from other states.


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