Welcome to Elmhurst University
Located in a beautiful suburb minutes from Chicago, Elmhurst University 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.
On July 1, 2020, we officially changed our name from Elmhurst College to Elmhurst University. The change more accurately reflects Elmhurst’s current educational profile as a comprehensive higher education institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and applied sciences, while anticipating opportunities for new programs and partnerships.
Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, we will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of our founding with exclusive looks back into our history, special events and more.