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The Chicago Experience

A World of Opportunities

From great internships to world-class culture, here are the top 10 reasons Elmhurst students love our location.

Located in a beautiful suburb minutes from Chicago, Elmhurst College combines the close-knit learning environment of a small school with the endless opportunities of a world-class city. Here, you’ll find everything you need to reach your full potential—in college and beyond.

Academic Programs

classroomWherever you want to go in life, Elmhurst has an academic program for you. Our 61 majors and more than 15 graduate programs give you plenty of opportunities to explore your interests and discover your passions.

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Who We Are

studentElmhurst attracts students from across the nation and around the world. In small classes, our students work closely with faculty members who are accomplished scholars and professionals—but above all, they’re dedicated teachers.


Our Location and Campus

campusStudent life at Elmhurst is active and creative, with endless ways to get involved. Our campus is a 48-acre arboretum, featuring more than 120 species of trees, but we’re also a 30-minute train ride to downtown Chicago.

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Reach Your Full Potential

Tyler Espino“The Elmhurst community is extremely welcoming and encouraging. You’re not just a number here; the faculty and staff know you and support you as you work toward reaching your potential.”

Tyler Espino


Accreditation and Agreements

Elmhurst College is accredited by the Department of Education of the State of Illinois, and by:

  The Higher Learning Commission
A Member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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Chicago, IL 60604

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at Elmhurst College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Elmhurst College also participates in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA).

The Master of Science (M.S.) program in speech-language pathology through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Elmhurst College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The program is accredited through June 30, 2022.

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