Why study at Elmhurst College?
About Our Campus
On campus, our students enjoy all the classic amenities of college life, from the wide-open green spaces to the cozy student lounge. The 48-acre grounds are an arboretum, with more than 800 trees and woody plants; our traditional red-brick buildings boast smart classrooms and up-to-date computer technology. Elmhurst is safe and suburban but close to urban.
What’s more, the college has everything you need within walking distance to campus. Or for the more adventurous, the train to Chicago is just a few blocks away.
Who We Are
Founded in 1871, Elmhurst attracts students from across the nation and around the world. In small classes, our students work closely with faculty members who are accomplished scholars and professionals—but above all, they’re dedicated teachers.
Elmhurst College is one of the best in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.
A Place To Call Home
Elmhurst College combines the charm of a park-like campus with the endless opportunities of the world-class city of Chicago.
Our campus is a short walk from downtown Elmhurst and a 30-minute train ride from Chicago’s Loop. You’ll have easy access to vibrant arts and culture, championship sports teams, lifechanging career opportunities and a lot more.
A Dynamic Music Scene
Chicago boasts some of the world’s best music festivals, from Lollapalooza and Pitchfork to the Jazz and Blues fests. Throughout the year, Chicago music venues host the top names in every genre, from Buddy Guy’s Legends and the Green Mill to the Empty Bottle, the Vic, Metro and the historic Aragon Ballroom.
A Sports Fan’s Paradise
Chicago has more than its share of championship pro sports teams. The Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup three times in less than a decade, and the Cubs’ 2016 World Series victory was a dream come true for generations of fans. The Bears play football at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field, and the Bulls bring the town together at the United Center. The city also hosts the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Sky WNBA team and the Chicago Fire soccer team.
People come to Chicago from all over the world to visit our major cultural institutions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Second City Theater Chicago comedy club and the Shedd Aquarium. The city is home to more than 120 theater companies, where you can see everything from Broadway musicals to cutting-edge performance art. Closer to campus, the College boasts its own world-class collection of Chicago Imagist art, and the Elmhurst Art Museum is only two blocks from campus.
The Great Outdoors
Close to campus is the Morton Arboretum, a 1,700-acre oasis of greenery, and 100-plus miles of hiking trails through leafy forest preserves. In Chicago you’ll find bike trails, sparkling beaches and one of the world’s best park systems.
In Millennium Park, the city’s newest and most dynamic lakefront green space, you can enjoy outdoor concerts in the summertime or splash around in the quirky Crown Fountain.
The Chicago region is the Midwest’s capital of industry, finance, arts and culture, and scientific discovery. From WGN and Soldier Field to Argonne National Laboratory and Morgan Stanley, you’ll have access to internships at some of the world’s top companies. Each year, Elmhurst students choose from some 2,000 options for internships and other career programs.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Computer Game and Entertainment Technology
Educating Young Children (Early Childhood Education)
Elementary Teacher Education
Geographic Information Systems
Health Science Technology
Interdisciplinary Communication Studies
Liberal Studies (adult students only)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Nursing – Prelicensure Option
Nursing – RN to BSN Degree Completion Program
Sociology – Human Services Concentration
Theatre Arts Education
Tuition & Fees 2019-2020
Fall Term: Apply between July 1 and April 15, or until all spaces are filled
Spring Term: Apply between July 1 and December 1
|Fall Term||January Term||Spring Term||Total|
|Per Semester Hour|
|Internships and Travel||$810|
|Orientation Fee (new full-time freshmen)||$225|
|Orientation Fee (new transfer students)||$75|
|Academic Technology Fee (all students)||$150 per term|
|Residential Network Fee (residents)||$100 per term|
|Applied Music||$75 per credit course
$150 per non-credit course
|Resident students||$100 per term|
|Commuters||$50 per term|
|Juniors||$500 per term|
|Seniors||$500 per term|
|Biology Lab Fee||$50 per lab course|
|Chemistry Lab Fee||$50 per lab course|
|Art Lab Fee||$25 per specific course|
|Psychology Capstone Field Test||$25 per course|
|Kinesiology||$50 per year|
|Communication Science and Disorders||$30 per year|
|Sociology||$30 per year|
|Criminal Justice||$30 per year|
|Transcript Fee||$10 per transcript|
Additional Estimated Expenses (Annual)
|Full-time students living on campus||$800|
|Full-time students living off campus||$1,500|
|Full-time students living on campus||$1,785|
|Full-time students living off campus||$9,145|
|Full-time students commuting from home||$2,645|
|Part-time students commuting from home||$1,280|
|Full-time adult students (single)||$6,645|
|Part-time adult student (single)||$2,280|
|Full-time adult student (with family)||$7,645|
|Part-time adult student (with family)||$2,780|
We offer generous scholarships specifically for international students.