About Elmhurst College

Reach Your Full Potential

Located in a beautiful suburb minutes from Chicago, Elmhurst College combines the close-knit learning environment of a small school with the endless opportunities of a world-class city.

Who We Are

Founded in 1871, Elmhurst attracts students from across the nation and around the world. In small classes, our students work closely with faculty members who are accomplished scholars and professionals—but above all, they’re dedicated teachers.

Elmhurst College is one of the best in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

On June 18, 2019, it was announced that Elmhurst College will become Elmhurst University on June 30, 2020. Read more in the Newsroom.

Academic Programs

Wherever you want to go in life, Elmhurst has an academic program for you. Our more than 60 majors, 17 graduate programs, and evening and online programs for adults give you plenty of opportunities to explore your interests and discover your passions.

Our Location and Campus

Student life at Elmhurst is active and creative, with endless ways to get involved. Our campus is a 48-acre arboretum, featuring nearly 900 trees, and we’re also a 30-minute train ride to downtown Chicago.

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