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Elmhurst students are active, passionate and engaged in the world around them.

I'm...

  • an international student from Osaka, Japan
  • planning to market apparel or cosmetics on international level
  • surprised by the amount of squirrels on campus

The students speak out and ask questions of the professor. In Japan, the students are silent when the professor talks.

Yuki Kajihara

I'm...

  • a music business and jazz studies major
  • interested in starting a music festival some day
  • a huge fan of "Inside Out," the Amy Poehler animated movie

I want to show [my brothers and sisters] that they can live their dreams, that they can work toward something bigger than what they might otherwise imagine.

Jaime Ruiz ’20

I'm...

  • a finance and international business major
  • a huge coffee fan and worked at the Frick Center coffee bar
  • known to put Sriracha hot sauce on anything

My study abroad trip [to Rome and other European cities] helped me get the internship. My interviewer was Italian and we made a connection.

Olivia Parks ’18

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100 Student Organizations, Teams and Clubs

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20 NCAA Division III Teams

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2,000 Service Projects Completed by Students Each Year

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8 Fraternities and Sororities

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350 Students Participate in Greek Life

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13 Houses and Apartment Buildings

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2,000 Options for Internships and Other Professional Experiences

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100% of Full-Time, First-Year Students Receive Financial Aid at Elmhurst

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Upcoming Events

President’s BBQ

Circle Hall, Office of Admission

Kayak Chicago

Kayak Chicago – 1220 W. Le Moyne St.

A Shot of Politics, with a Beer Chaser

Elmhurst Brewing Company – 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst

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