Office of Admission

Welcome to Elmhurst College.

Stellar education. Midwestern heart. A place to belong.

We are a small, private liberal arts college with all the advantages of a world-class city. Our 48-acre arboretum campus, just 16 miles west of Chicago’s Loop, is home to a close-knit community of dedicated teachers and enthusiastic learners.

It’s a warm, supportive environment where you can learn and grow. Choose from more than 60 majors and 17 graduate programs that provide real-world career preparation.

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First-Year Students

Your first year at Elmhurst sets the path for a successful undergraduate experience. A variety of programs and activities await you!

Transfer and Adult Students

We’ll help you make a smooth transition to Elmhurst, whether you’re transferring from another school or an adult student seeking flexible online and evening classes.

Graduate Students

The College offers master’s degree and certificate programs in many fields, including business, health care, technology and education.

Military and Veteran Students

Elmhurst is a Yellow Ribbon program participant and a Military Friendly® school committed to supporting our active-duty military and veteran students.

International Students

At Elmhurst, we welcome students from around the world. We offer merit-based scholarships and dedicated support for international students.


The Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA) offers an educational, social, and independent-living experience especially for young adults with differing abilities.

Financial Aid at Elmhurst

We’re committed to making your Elmhurst education affordable with generous financial aid packages, with 100 percent of our students receiving some form of financial aid. Assistance can come in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and student employment.

Learn more about Financial Aid

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