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


  • founder and president of the Pre-Dental Club
  • a first-generation college student
  • a fan of the recent “Wonder Woman” movie

I like the one-on-one interaction, the intimacy you get in class. We’re spoiled.

Jennifer Pierce ’19


  • an orientation student leader and coordinator
  • looking to make an impact as a high school history teacher
  • always up for a Burrito Bowl from Chipotle

I wouldn’t be the same without my OSL family. There are so many great relationships.

Claire Sychta ’18


  • an information systems major
  • interning at the CME Group in downtown Chicago
  • a huge fan of chicken parmesan and the White Sox

What I like about Elmhurst is that it’s small but not too small. There’s always something to do.

Jake Depaul ’18

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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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