Admission For First-Year Students

Reach Your Full Potential

As a first-year student at Elmhurst College, you’re welcomed into a strong, supportive community.

While you prepare for an extraordinary career, you’ll cultivate a broad understanding of context and culture in one of our more than 60 majors. You’ll explore all sides of yourself, growing academically, socially and spiritually, and make connections that last a lifetime.

Our inviting, suburban campus is located just minutes from the economic and cultural hub of downtown Chicago.

We provide a wide range of resources for first-year students that enhance your college experience, including:

Visit us today to discover why an Elmhurst College education is among the best values in the Midwest.

If you’re ready to take the next step, apply online for free!

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