First-Year Students

A Top College

Elmhurst Cracks Top 10 in U.S. News

The College has moved up a notch in both the Best Colleges and Best Value categories of the magazine’s annual survey.

Elmhurst’s Core Values

A Strong Foundation

Five core values provide the foundation for all academic, student and community activities at Elmhurst. In these videos, students talk about what those values mean to them.

Welcome to Elmhurst College!

An Elmhurst education is about much more than courses and credits: it’s about defining your values, exploring your world, and preparing for a life of service, meaning and achievement. Here’s some of what we offer:

  • Outstanding value. About 97% of our students receive financial aid, and we offer generous scholarships for everything from academic achievement to musical talent to UCC membership. As U.S. News & World Report puts it, Elmhurst is “a great school at a great price.”
  • A great location. The College is easy to get to, and it’s a short train ride away from the limitless opportunities of downtown Chicago.
  • A launching pad to a great career. More than 93% of Elmhurst graduates are working or in graduate school within a year of graduation. We’ll help you explore your career options, gain professional experience—and reach your full potential.

Ready to take the next step? Schedule a visit—we’d love to show you our beautiful campus. Meanwhile, check out our campus tour video or contact us. Or apply today!

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