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Elmira College
Elmira College One Park Place Elmira, NY 14901 Phone: (607) 735-1800
  • General Information
    About Elmira College

    Elmira College offers its students, in a supportive and collaborative environment, both liberal and professional education of sufficient breadth and depth to enable them to become more responsible and productive in society. Achieving this mission depends on accomplishing the following College objectives: Students at Elmira College will: I. Develop and employ skills in communication and critical thinking; II. Apply their skills in mathematics, and use information technology; III. Achieve intellectual breadth while laying the foundation for life-long learning, by successfully completing one or more courses in the following areas: the cultures of the United States, Europe, and the Non-Western world; the arts; the natural sciences, including laboratory experiences; and the social-behavioral sciences; IV. Give evidence of their ability to focus on specific topics of inquiry for a sustained period, by successfully completing intensive, sometimes cross-disciplinary and innovative studies during Term III; V. Exhibit their ability to interact effectively with others, by engaging in such activities as group participation (including participation in collaborative coursework, athletics, clubs and organizations, or committees) and leadership (including leadership in honor societies, teams, classes, student media or student government); VI. Demonstrate their ability to contribute to the life of a community, by successfully completing experiences beyond the classroom such as community service, internships, and participation in residential living and in meaningful ceremonies and confirm their readiness for post-graduate study or professional careers, by completing a major of their choice from a range of the liberal arts and sciences and professionally oriented disciplines.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,083
    Percent Admitted 79%
    Men Admitted 77%
    Women Admitted 80%
    Full Time Retention Rate 68%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 500 620
      Math 490 610
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 23 27
      English 23 28
      Math 22 27
      Writing 0 0
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,970
    Native American 3
    Asian 21
    African American 33
    Hispanic 21
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,221
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 40

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