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Elmhurst University

Here, you’ll find a supportive learning community, great opportunities and a place to belong.


Founders Day: On December 6, 2021, Elmhurst University will mark the 150th anniversary of its founding.


Study What
You Love

Get ready for an outstanding education at the intersection of the liberal arts and the real world.

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 more than 20 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, whether virtually or in person.


Introducing the Doctor of Nursing
Practice (DNP) Program

In today’s complex health care environment, you need an advanced degree that prepares you to lead. Elmhurst’s new online Doctor of Nursing Practice program is designed to take your nursing practice to the next level. Our first doctoral-level program builds on a 50-year history of excellence in nursing.


Upcoming Events

Jazz at Mill Theatre

Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

Friday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Founders Day Celebration

Monday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m.

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Chalking the Line

How to Thank a Teacher

November 23, 2021 | 7 Minute Read
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Is a Dual MBA/MSN Worth It?

November 16, 2021 | 4 Minute Read
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Chalking the Line

What Makes a Great Teacher Mentor?

November 2, 2021 | 5 Minute Read
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Meet Our Neighbor, Chicago

Explore Our Ideal Location

An illustration of Elmhurst University student Will Lyles, against a bright purple background.

I feel welcome. Everybody wants to see me succeed. I feel like that’s just so special to this University.

Will Lyles ’20
Lily Rizo-Dubois is a first-generation college student studying Spanish and French at Elmhurst College.

I’m so grateful for the scholarship and for Elmhurst in general. Everyone is so supportive and accepting. It really feels like another home to me.

Lily Rizo-DuBois ’22
Elmhurst University student Natalia Wehr leaped over several health obstacles to complete her education.

At Elmhurst, you’re not just an ‘A’ or a ‘B.’ Who you are as a person is what matters.

Natalia Wehr ’19
An illustration of Elmhurst University student Thomas Sullivan, against a vibrant green background.

I get constant support and reassurance from my advisors. The environment here has always challenged me. Elmhurst helps you become the best version of yourself.

Thomas Sullivan ’19
Incoming Elmhurst University student Dennis Arreaza collects soccer equipment to donate to a youth team he helped organize in Guatemala.

Elmhurst has a really solid nursing program, and I like the small-school environment that it offers. I chose nursing because I really enjoy helping people. I think that’s my purpose in life, to serve others.

Dennis Arreaza ’23
Elmhurst College helped Karenina Thomas follow her calling in the field of special education.

The curriculum was very rich and pertinent. It was what I was looking for and what I wanted to learn.

Nina Thomas ’19

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