Elmira College

One Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901
Tel: (607)735-1800
Private not-for-profit | 1,584 students
Elmira College offer a strong general liberal arts education laced with a healthy dose of communication, international studies, and the sciences. Elmira is one of only 268 colleges and universities nationwide found worthy of a prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Charter.

School Overview:

Elmira College
CountyChemung County, NY
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
147 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,584 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,209 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
375 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,415 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
169 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted89%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)480-600450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)490-600460-573
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2720-25

School Notes:

  • 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.
  • Elmira College offers majors in more than 35 academic areas, but our range of program options is even greater. In ten of these subjects you may pursue either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. While the B.S. degree encourages specialization in a specific area, the B.A. degree offers a broader education in the liberal arts and sciences.
  • "Knowledge for knowledge's sake" has its place, but we educate people to put their knowledge into action. That's why we combine our liberal arts curriculum with a robust professional education component. When you mix a great humanities core with community service, an internship, technology literacy and an appreciation of the arts, you get the best of all possible worlds — a classical education plus hands-on real world experience.
  • Elmira, a city of 35,000, is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. The campus is located in Elmira, the gateway to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, and some five hours from New York City.
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