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Elmhurst University

Here, you’ll find a welcoming community, a top liberal arts university experience and boundless opportunities.


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Study What
You Love

Get ready for an outstanding education at the intersection of the liberal arts and professional life.

Undergraduate Programs

Learn in small classes taught by faculty who believe in you. From business and nursing to jazz studies and studio art, our 70-plus majors open the doors to opportunity.

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Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs are practical, flexible and tailored to meet the needs of employers. Choose from options in health care, business, education and technology.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Elmhurst’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares you to manage complexity and lead change in health care.

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Degree Completion Programs

Complete your bachelor’s degree in evening classes or online. Designed for working adults, our degree completion programs put you on the fast track to success.

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Certificate Programs

Gain an edge in the job market with a certificate in fields like GIS, nursing and cybersecurity. Our graduate and undergraduate certificate programs are designed for working professionals.

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Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy

Designed for young adults with differing abilities, ELSA offers a four-year academic experience with a focus on strategies for independent living.

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Welcome to Your New Home

Get involved, make lifelong friends and explore what matters to you. Our community will embrace and support you.


       Wellness Matters.

Many resources are available to you throughout your college experience.


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Meet Our Neighbor, Chicago

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Elmhurst has given me the guidance and pathways to follow to achieve my dreams, while still giving me the ability to grow in all facets of my life. The support I received from my professors and classmates was paramount in my journey as a Bluejay!

Jared Szaltis ’24
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I love the diversity within the Elmhurst community. I learned about many different traditions and belief systems during these past years. Everyone is super welcoming and I truly appreciate the connections I’ve made on campus.

Fari Khan ’25
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If I hadn’t come to Elmhurst, I don’t think I would’ve gotten out of my shell as much as I have, and I could not be more grateful.

Alec Lim ’24
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The Elmhurst community allows everyone to thrive and gives students opportunities to connect and build long lasting friendships with others.

Emilio Suarez ’23
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Elmhurst has given me countless opportunities to grow as a leader and as a member of the school community. Because I went here, I have an amazing community of supportive people that I know I can rely on.

Jessica Winston ’23
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Transferring to Elmhurst University has given me the opportunity to explore and excel in my academics, as well as immerse myself with new opportunities for self growth. Now more than ever I feel more connected to the school and am proud to call it home.

Carly Matthews ’24
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My experience at Elmhurst has been one for the books – pun intended! I have fostered a community that will thrive much after my tenure as a student here ends. I am proud to have chosen Elmhurst, and would do it again.

Marvin Malone, MBA ’23

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