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


  • 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


  • double majoring in finance and economics
  • a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
  • a top-ranked League of Legends player

I definitely found a family here.

David Seering ’21


  • one of two men in my 22-member graduate class in nursing
  • a former emergency room volunteer
  • a chef, who experiments with pan-Asian recipes and barbecue

With two or three professors in each simulation lab, there’s plenty of expertise and opportunity to ask questions.

Graham Niswander

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13 Houses and Apartment Buildings

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

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