Key Facts and Figures

Elmhurst by the Numbers

Founded in 1871, Elmhurst University is a private, four-year college affiliated with the United Church of Christ.

Elmhurst combines the close-knit learning environment of a small school with the endless opportunities of a world-class city. Located in a beautiful suburb minutes from Chicago, the University offers everything you need to reach your full potential.

Location and Campus

Majors and Programs


  • All classes at Elmhurst are taught by professors, not teaching assistants
  • About 82 percent of the University’s 158 full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field

Class Size

  • The average class has 18 students
  • The student to faculty ratio—13:1—is among the best in higher education

Student Body

  • Elmhurst attracts students from many states and countries, and from a wide variety of religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • The student body comprises about:
    • 2,838 undergraduate students, including part-time and adult students
    • 583 graduate students
    • 39 Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA) students
    • 3,460 total

Career Development

Student Life


  • Student-athletes compete on 20 NCAA Division III teams.
  • In the past decade, Bluejay teams have won conference championships in five sports.

Costs and Financial Aid

Accreditation and Agreements

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