If you are applying to Elon University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 10 and the application fee is $60.
Students who apply to Elon University for fall semester should hear back from Elon University by March 20.
Here is an overiew of some of Elon University's admissions stats.
|Elon University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||22%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||28%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||22%|
These are the application deadlines for Elon University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 1|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 20|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||March 20|
Elon University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Elon University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 20.
The early decision acceptance rate at Elon University is 89%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 78%.
Elon University accepts roughly 78% of early action applicants and 78% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Elon University admitted 221 of the 247 students who applied early decision. Last year, Elon University admitted 9,454 of the 12,168 who applied early action.
Some students apply early to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it shows your interest in a school.
➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Elon University is moderately difficult. Elon University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Elon University accepted 78% of students, approximately 13,859 from the 17,834 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Elon University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, Elon University waitlisted 2,230 students and 594 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 66 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
What does Elon University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
Make sure to check with Elon University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Elon University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Elon University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||counselor evaluation form|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Elon University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school. Elon University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 29% submitted a class rank. At Elon University 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.
At Elon University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||11.39%|
|3.50 and 3.74||12.59%|
|3.25 and 3.49||10.45%|
|3.00 and 3.24||6.73%|
|2.50 and 2.9||4.72%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.06%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Elon University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Elon University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Elon University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 28% of Elon University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Elon University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1175 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Elon University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1175, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Elon University students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Elon University students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.
To be most competitive at Elon University, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Elon University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Elon University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Elon University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Elon University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Elon University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Elon University.
Does Elon University accept transfer credits?
✅ Elon University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Elon University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Elon University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Elon University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Elon University?
❌ No, Elon University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Elon University's acceptance rate?
✅ Elon University's acceptance rate is 78%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Elon University?
✅ Elon University's early decision acceptance rate was 89% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Elon University?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Elon University was 78% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Elon University? Elon University is a somewhat selective institution. The Elon University acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Elon University is Jan 10.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Elon University is Jul 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
30 and Above
25 to 30
25 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Elon University is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Elon University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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