Location(s):190 Prospect Avenue
Industry:Education / Training
Size:500 or more
Elmhurst is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Founded in 1871, the College has a long history of preparing students for lifetimes of professional achievement.
Elmhurst ranks among the top colleges in the Midwest, according to “America’s Best Colleges,” the survey by U.S.News & World Report. The Princeton Review also lists Elmhurst among the region’s premier institutions of higher learning.
The College is located in Elmhurst, Illinois, a quiet suburb that ranks Number 1 in a Chicago magazine survey of the “best places to live.” Downtown Chicago is a 30-minute train ride away.
The Elmhurst campus is a 38-acre, registered arboretum. It boasts more than 600 varieties of trees and shrubs—and all the modern facilities required of scholarship today.
Programs of Study:
The College offers 51 majors, four accelerated majors for adults, 15 preprofessional programs, and nine graduate programs. The Honors Program provides extra opportunities for students who are especially talented, curious, and motivated.
All classes at Elmhurst are taught by professors, not teaching assistants. About 85 percent of the College’s 127 full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.
The average class has 19 students. The student to faculty ratio—13 to 1—is among the best in higher education.
Students come to Elmhurst from many states and countries, and from nearly every religious, racial, and ethnic background. The student body comprises about 2,400 traditional undergraduate students, 270 adults pursuing an accelerated undergraduate degree, and 230 graduate students.