The best way to know if Elmhurst College is right for you is to visit our beautiful campus in person. You’ll meet faculty and students, learn more about academics and student life, and discover how Elmhurst can help you reach your full potential.
The Elmhurst campus is a student's natural habitat. An official arboretum, our grounds feature some 120 species of trees and a traditional college quad. At the same time, we offer all the amenities and comforts of a 21st-century campus. From the Mill Theatre to the Bates Observatory to the fireplace in the Frick Center, our friendly student ambassadors will show you all 48 acres.
You probably have a lot of questions about college life in general and about Elmhurst in particular. Our admission counselors know Elmhurst inside and out, from our academic offerings to our student clubs to what you need to do to apply. A conversation with a counselor will give you a ton of information, and you'll get all your questions answered.
Preparing students for the real world of work, careers and graduate school is at the heart of Elmhurst's mission. Our classes are small by design—maximizing the one-on-one contact you’ll have with your professors and fostering lively discussions among classmates. When you visit, you’ll have a chance to sit in on a class and experience powerful learning for yourself.
At Elmhurst, we take pride in the positive impact our professors have on their students. Through research projects, class discussions and one-on-one mentoring, our faculty members inspire students and change lives. What’s more, our professors love to visit with prospective students to discuss possible majors and many other academic options.
Elmhurst is a friendly, down-to-earth college where nobody is lost in the crowd. In and out of the classroom, you’ll find a welcoming environment where everyone counts. While you’re on campus, we’ll be happy to connect you with a student who can tell you what Elmhurst is all about.
With 20 NCAA Division III teams, Elmhurst competes at a high level, winning conference championships and advancing into post-season play. At the same time, the College is a charter member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW)—a league that competes athletically without compromising academic standards. Each term, a huge majority of varsity teams earn cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or higher. Our coaches develop individual relationships with their athletes—and they’re happy to meet with you to tell you more about athletics at Elmhurst.
Let's face it, food is important to quality of life—and Elmhurst is committed to feeding you well. Three different venues on campus serve up everything from quick, healthy snacks to salads to pasta to a full-service grill. Much of our produce is locally sourced and all of our food is prepared fresh every day—with a variety of tastes and flavors that reflect the diversity of our student body. And if you're here at lunchtime, we’d love to treat you to lunch.
With shows, concerts and events going on nearly every day, you’ll be amazed at the variety of what you can experience on our campus. The Mill Theatre produces six shows a year, and our choir, orchestra and acclaimed jazz band present dozens of performances. What's more, the College’s annual Cultural Season brings an astonishing line-up of authors, thinkers and scientists to campus—we recently hosted Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson. There's always something to see, hear and learn at Elmhurst.
First and foremost, we want you to know that we're proud of what Elmhurst has to offer, and we hope you see that during your visit. We’ll send you home not only with a crisp new Bluejays shirt, but also with an open invitation to call or visit us anytime.
Elmhurst is a campus with a conscience, a purpose and a student body that embodies the attributes of a global citizenry. We also know it’s important to have a little fun along the way. We hope you’ll visit us soon, as we’re fairly certain that once you’re here, you’ll catch the spirit of campus.