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Elmhurst College

190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126



International Admissions:

Alice Niziolek, Associate Director
International Education and International Student Services
Phone: 011-630-617-3296
Fax: 011-630-617-3464

International Website:

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Regional Accreditor

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Carnegie Classification

Master\'s Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)

Levels of Degree or Certification Offered

Bachelor's Degrees
Master's Degrees

Academic Programs Available

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Arts Management
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General - Management
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other - Interdisciplinary
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other - Multi-language
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Wellness, General - Allied Health Science
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies - Adult Students Only
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Management and Merchandising
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech and Rhetorical Studies
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Theology/Theological Studies - Christian Ministry
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

Master's Degrees

    • Accounting
    • Business Administration and Management, General
    • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
    • Early Childhood Education and Teaching - Early Childhood Special Education
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
    • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

    Cost of Academic Year 2013-14


    Books & Supplies
    Medical Insurance


    $ 32720

    $ 9112

    $ 200

    $ 2000

    $ 1100


    $ 15000
    $ 10,000
    $ 200
    $ 2000
    $ 1100

    Financial Assistance

    Note:  Costs listed for graduate program tuition are estimated and depend on program chosen.  Financial support for graduate programs is not generally available.

    All degree-seeking undergraduate international students are eligible for partial scholarships for academic achievement. All applications are automatically evaluated for scholarship awards and the award amount is included in the offer of admission.  Partial scholarships for music, art, and theater majors are also available. International students may also work on campus in non-work/study positions.  Additional information regarding the current awards available can be found at 


    Student Demographics

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    Number of Graduate Students:
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    Elmhurst provides several housing options including on-campus residence halls, on-campus apartments/houses, and off-campus apartments.  In order to be guaranteed campus housing, the housing application and deposit must be received by May 1.

    Elmhurst has internationally-friendly policies for students who need housing during official holiday breaks and prior to starting classes each semester.


    What Is Special?

    YOU are special! 

    Elmhurst College’s intimate scale promotes respect for diversity. Nobody gets lost in the crowd here; everybody counts. This is what makes learning at Elmhurst so appealing: it’s about joining a friendly encouraging community of learners where everyone is welcome. Elmhurst consistently ranks among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report surveys. If you ask our students what puts Elmhurst on top, you’ll often hear, “the professors.” More than 92% of our faculty hold the highest degree in their fields. But they’re at Elmhurst because they love to teach on a campus where they can work with their students as individuals.Each of our high-quality academic programs combines broad liberal learning with strong professional preparation. Internships, service-learning, and other real-world experiences help make your dreams a reality.Elmhurst looks like a college ought to look: big trees, broad lawns, classic red-brick buildings. The campus is an official arboretum, with more than 600 varieties of trees. It’s a peaceful setting where you’ll feel comfortable. But don’t let the tranquil surface fool you – there’s plenty going on. Elmhurst has more than 80 student teams, clubs, and organizations. Our Jazz Band, Chamber Singers, and Mill Theater are first rate; our award-winning student newspaper has a professional edge. And our International Club welcomes both international and domestic students to its wide range of intercultural programs. We’re large enough to offer a huge range of extracurricular choices, but small enough that you can make a real difference.And we’re just a short train ride from downtown Chicago, one of the world’s most dynamic cities, where our students enjoy unlimited access to world-class cultural and professional opportunities. students are eligible for internship credit in all undergraduate majors!



    TOEFL scores and ESL Programs (English as a Second Language)

    79 (IbT); 213 (Computer)
    MELAB: 77
    IELTS: 6.5
    ELS (English Language School): successful completion of Level 112 Intensive

    ESL: No

    Other Tests Required for Admission:
    SAT or ACT: for Bachelor’s Degrees
    GRE: only for the Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education and Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    Application Deadline:
    Fall (August) Term: April 15, or until all spaces are filled
    Spring (February) Term: January 15
    To guarantee eligibility for a scholarship, apply for either term by January 15.
    Deadline for tuition deposit for admitted students: May 1
    On-line application: Click Here
    Download application: Click Here


    Study Illinois Institutional Contacts

    Alice Niziolek, Associate Director
    International Education and International Student Services
    Phone: 011-630-617-3296
    Fax: 011-630-617-3464