Elmira College

Campus Description

Elmira College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college emphasizing both general and professional education of approximately 1,300 undergraduate students located in the Southern Tier of New York. Academic offerings include 35 majors in the liberal arts and sciences, along with programs in business, education, and nursing. A strong intercollegiate athletic program in NCAA Division III and more than 100 extracurricular clubs and activities, including intramural sports, provide students with many opportunities outside the classroom. Community service and internships are included as graduation requirements for all students. Traditions, many dating back to the founding of the College in 1855, are an important part of life at Elmira.

One Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901

Toll-free 800.935.6472 or 607.735.1724

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Degrees Offered

Associate (AA, AS), Bachelor's (BA, BS), Master's (MS, MSEd), Advanced Certificates


Varsity Sports, NCAA Division III: Women's: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball. Cheerleading is also a varsity, non-NCAA sport.  Men's: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

Intramural Sports: dodgeball, flag football, quidditch, soccer, softball, volleyball.

Clubs and Activities

Among the over 100 clubs, organizations and honor societies are the Christian Fellowship, Circle K, Hillel, Model United Nations, Musical Groups, Newspaper, Phi Beta Kappa, Pre-Law and Pre-Med Clubs, Ski Club, Student Government, Theatre Club, WECW (Radio Station), Yearbook.

Featured Programs

At Elmira College, success stories aren’t the exception – they’re the rule. Rigorous courses, combined with experiential learning, bring knowledge into practice enabling graduates to be transformational leaders in an increasingly complex world. Students live and learn in a supportive community that encourages exploration, discovery and interaction inside and outside of the classroom. This is especially emphasized through internship and community service requirements and our Term III travel programs.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 1,252 (Full-time: 349 men, 774 women; Part-time: 25 men, 104 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 79 (Full-time: 1 man, 4 women; Part-time: 28 men, 46 women)
60.7% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
25.7% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 450 – 560
SAT math range: 460 – 570
ACT range: 22 – 27
69.1% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
30.5% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American3.7%2.3%
% Asian1.9%1.1%
% Hispanic / Latino3.2%1.1%
% White, Non-Hispanic79.5%85.2%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.4%1.1%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0%1.1%
% International / Nonresident Alien5.1%3.4%
% Two or more races1.5%0%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity4.7%4.7%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$39,950 per year, or $375 per credit (part-time, non-traditional students), or $1,094 per credit (traditional students)
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
Room Only:
$6,400 (standard double)
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

$595 per credit hour (education); $645 per credit hour (management)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- rolling, February 1 priority; spring- rolling, February 1 priority
Transfer Applications:

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
rolling, apply as soon as possible after January 1

Application Requirements

Freshmen: HS transcript; personal statement; academic letter of recommendation; interview highly recommended. Test-optional beginning with class entering Fall 2016.
Transfers: Official transcript(s) from all colleges attended; confidential Dean's Clearance Form for all colleges attended; recommendation; personal statement; interview strongly recommended.
International: Official transcripts from any schools attended; SAT/ACT results, or TOEFL or IELTS results for non-native English speakers; personal statement; academic letter of recommendation.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Academic scholarships