Elmhurst University

We’ve changed our name to better reflect who we are and where we’re going. But our core values and spirit remain the same.

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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 art history, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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
Elmhurst College 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
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
Incoming Elmhurst College 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

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

Will Lyles ’20
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


Stories from Our Community

Prospect, the magazine of Elmhurst University, shines a light on the students, faculty and alumni who are engaging with the world and making a difference.

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