ACA's College Profile of the Week: Elon University
Elon University: Elon, North Carolina
Founded in 1889, Elon University is a private college serving over 6,000 undergraduate students. The beautiful 656-acre campus is situated halfway between the cities of Greensboro and Durham in central North Carolina and features a botanical garden, the 56-acre Elon University Forest, a land preserve and natural area for scientific research, as well as Loy Farm, a center for environmental research and sustainability. Ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the 14th best private university in the nation for student engagement, Elon University features more than 200 student organizations for students to flourish and get involved. Elon’s engaging intellectual climate is distinguished by supportive and collaborative human relationships that promote personal growth. Student Professional Development Center counselors work with students to create personal development plans, resumes and strong networking skills. The robust Elon Network of employers, alumni, and parents provides connections to internships and career opportunities.