Elon University is on a 656-acre campus in the suburban setting of Elon, North Carolina, not far from Raleigh.
Elon University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Elon University has fraternities and sororities.
Elon University has several thriving Fraternities and sororities. In fact, more students participate in the Fraternities and sororities than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Elon University include Elon Outdoors, Club Sports, Media and Service and Advocacy.
Elon University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Family Weekend and Fall Convocation.
This table offers information on housing at Elon University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||62%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||4,096|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||4,096|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||38%|
Elon University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Elon University students live on campus. In 2022, 62% of undergrads at Elon University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 38% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Elon University. There are 4,096 spots available in on-campus housing for all 6,302 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 4,096 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Elon University offers coed housing.
At Elon 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 Elon University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Triathlon||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Swimming And Diving||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
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.
Elon University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Elon University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Elon 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.
Additionally, Elon University has Student Transport Service (Safe Rides).
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Elon University, take Interstate 40/85 to Elon, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Piedmont Triad International airport.
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