Elon University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Elon University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,866 out of 10,256 applicants or 57% were admitted making Elon University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Elon University typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 6,663 3,593 10,256
Accepted 3,357 2,509 5,866
Acceptance Rate 50% 70% 57%
Enrolled 883 641 1,524
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 26% 26%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Elon University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Elon University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elon University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1115. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1285 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1200 1370
SAT Reading 610 690
SAT Math 580 670
ACT Composite 25 29
ACT English 25 31
ACT Math 24 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >69%
27 to 29 Avg + 57%-69%
25 to 27 Avg - 44%-57%
23 to 25 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 23 Low <31%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >69%
1285 to 1370 Avg + 57%-69%
1200 to 1285 Avg - 44%-57%
1115 to 1200 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1115 Low <31%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Elon University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Elon University was 3.99 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Elon University accepts 57% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 61% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 10, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Elon University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198516 IPEDS survey data for Elon University.

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