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Why Elmhurst?

For the Elmhurst Experience

Why wait in line to learn? At Elmhurst, you'll step right up to the challenge of the day. Our average class has 19 students. Our scale ensures close collaboration, in the classroom and beyond.

At Elmhurst, you'll find a diverse and engaging community. Students come to Elmhurst from 22 countries and all 50 states, representing many ages and nearly every religious, racial, and ethnic background.

It's official: Elmhurst is among the best colleges with master's programs in the Midwest, according to U.S.News & World Report. More than 84 percent of the faculty hold the highest degree in their academic field.

Our 50 majors—combined with the internships and other programs of our innovative Center for Professional Excellence—will provide you with the strongest possible foundation for success.

Beautiful (But Not Just Beautiful)
Our campus looks like a college ought to look: big trees, broad lawns, and 25 classy red-brick buildings—fully equipped with computers and all the other high-tech tools of 21st century scholarship.

With 18 varsity sports, Elmhurst competes in NCAA Division III. More than half of our students play intercollegiate sports. Most teams boast combined grade-point-averages of 3.0 or higher.

Gotta sing, gotta dance—we hear you. Our Jazz Band, College Choir, and other ensembles are first-rate. College theatre attracts big crowds. Our student media is among the best in Illinois.

The campus draws great energy and spirit (and a lot of students) from metropolitan Chicago. Here—at the heart of a great metropolitan region—you'll find people in all their glorious variety.

When you join our 23,000 alumni, you'll step with confidence into a life of expanding opportunity. You'll also become part of a great network of accomplished professionals.

Elmhurst is a college of the United Church of Christ. As a graduate, you'll continue your life's journey having spent important time as part of a nurturing community that stands for faith, freedom, and justice.

See for yourself!
College only happens once. You need to know what you're getting into. As you consider your options, we hope you'll visit our campus. Discover first-hand what the College has to offer, and meet the students and faculty who make Elmhurst "what college ought to be."

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