1 Park Place Elmira, NY 14901 607-735-1724
http://www.elmira.edu admissions@elmira.edu
About Elmira College
  • Year of Foundation 1855
  • Size of Campus 50 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Other
  • Undergraduate Population 1,484
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 71%, 29%, 51%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $29,000
  • Room and Board $9,100
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 1,363
Elmira College holds an important place in history as one of the four “Pillars of Access” to American Higher Education, along with Harvard, Dartmouth, and Cornell. While Harvard (1636) and Dartmouth (1769) were the first to open their doors to white and Native American men, Elmira (1855) was the first college in the world founded to offer college education and university degrees to women. The fourth pillar, Cornell (1865), was the first college to drop the race barrier completely at its founding. Co-educational since 1969, the College remains steadfastly rooted in the best tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. At Elmira College, students are more than a number. Small class sizes with individual attention in and out of the classroom create a learning environment in which students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our distinctive academic calendar and first-year experience offer students the chance to learn and grow on campus and abroad in ways uncommon at other institutions.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Mountain Day, Midnight Breakfast, Holiday Banquet, May Days, Encore (Performing Arts Program), Theatre, and Orchesis (Dance Ensemble).
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Beta Beta, Psi Chi, Phi Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Beta Delta, Lambda Iota Tau, Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Sigma Alpha, National Residence Hall Honorary, Lambda Alpha, Pi Gamma Mu
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Fellowship; Hillel - GASP - Guild of Alternative Spiritual Paths
  • Other on-campus organizations 2%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Club
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Distance to nearest train Syracuse, New York (90)
  • Distance to nearest bus Elmira, New York (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Rochester, New York (100), Big Flats, New York (10)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 13%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 15%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 16
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (71%), women's dorms (22%), apartment for single students (7%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 2%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 77%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 98%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 5%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 92%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities Mark Twain Archives: Elmira College Archives; Records of the New York Ferderation of Women's Clubs;The Charles Tomlinson Gfiffes Collection.
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Museums Mark Twain Study
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 60
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 2,500
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Subscriptions 859
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi No
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of e-books 9,700
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 44
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, other
  • Number Of Microforms 1,700,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 25
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 391,038
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 30
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
Student Employment and Career
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,800
  • Employed Students after 1 year 97%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 83%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Blackbaud, CIGNA, Unilever, Phizer Inc. Walt Disney World, Sam's Club, Xerox Corporation, Deutsch Bank-NY, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Cornell University, Devereux Corporation, Blue Shield, Tribune Television Co., Bose, Inc., Federal Bureau of Inves
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Cornell University)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 23%
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