Elmhurst College, founded in 1871, has a tradition of offering liberal arts programs that also develop students' professional skills. There are 22 academic, residential and recreational buildings on a beautiful campus. Eighty-four percent of faculty hold the highest degree in their field. The average class size is 18. The College’s Center for Professional Excellence helps students bring together career preparation, mentoring, service-learning and study away experiences. The College enrolls approximately 2,800 traditional undergraduate students in its more than 50 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs. It consistently ranks among the best regional institutions of higher learning in the Midwest, according to “America’s Best Colleges,” the annual survey by U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review also lists Elmhurst among the best in the Midwest, citing its excellent internships, gorgeous campus and intimate academic experience.
Main CampusElmhurst, Illinois, United States0 - 5,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in ElmhurstLanguage(s) spoke on campus: EnglishThe College is located in Elmhurst, Illinois, an appealing suburb at the center of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Our 48-acre campus is a peaceful arboretum, just a 35-minute train ride from one of the world’s most vibrant cities. It enjoys easy access to O’Hare International Airport, located just 20 minutes from campus by automobile. International students at Elmhurst have more than 100 choices when it comes to clubs and organizations. Samples of organizations that appeal to our international students include International Club, Foreign Language Club, Coalition for Multicultural Empowerment and Model U.N. In addition, Elmhurst boasts a strong music department, where students can participate in a wide array of musical groups, for both credit and non-credit. Many international students join one of our 18 NCAA Division III sports teams or participate in intramurals here on campus.