Elmira College

Elmira College

Elmira College was originally chartered as the Elmira Collegiate Seminary in October, 1853. The name was later changed to Elmira Female College. It was officially established in 1855. In 1969, it became a coeducational institute and was eventually named Elmira College. This private liberal arts institute is located on a 55-acre campus in Elmira, New York. Elmira College's recent enrollments have been more than 1,000 students from over 35 states and 30 countries every year.

Students of Elmira College can choose from more than 35 majors that lead to bachelor's degrees in science and arts. The academic divisions of the college include:

  • Business & Economics Division
  • Creative Arts Division
  • Humanities Division
  • Mathematics & Natural Sciences Division
  • Professional Programs Division
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences Division

The sports teams of Elmira College are known as the Soaring Eagles. They are members of the NCAA, ECAA, New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association, and Empire 8. The teams participate in volleyball, soccer, tennis, golf, field and ice hockey, lacrosse, softball, and basketball.

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Contacting Elmira College

Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira , NY 14901
General Phone: (607) 735-1800

Elmira College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching97education, education of speech impaired, adult education, elementary school teaching, art education, English teaching, foreign language teaching, math teaching, reading teaching, ...
Liberal Arts80American studies, foreign language and literature, Classical languages, Classical languages and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, social services, economics, international relations, ...
Business and Management54business management, accounting
Therapy and Counseling34psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine23registered nursing
Science19biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geological and earth sciences
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and administration
Medical Support and Technology9audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Family and Social Work7community organization, social service professions
Fine Arts5fine arts studies
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy and religious studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0parks and recreation studies

Number of programs and degrees for Elmira College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree30042
Master's degree497
Associate's degree33
Award of less than 1 academic year01

Elmira College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Elmira College had a total enrollment of 1,624 students (1,589 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 29%
Women 71%
Full-Time 90%
Part-Time 10%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 24%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 36%
20-21 28%
22-24 10%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York49%
New Jersey5%
New Hampshire4%
(International Students)1%
Rhode Island1%

Elmira College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 78 %

Elmira College Room and Board (2007)

Elmira College offers campus housing for 1,097 of its 1,589 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Elmira, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Elmira College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500620
SAT Math490610
ACT Verbal2328
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2327

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT35%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Elmira College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 33,250
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 33,250
Room and board $ 10,100
Room charge $ 5,700
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,400
Books and supplies $ 450
Other expenses $ 550

Financial Aid:
Elmira College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 271800)

Elmira College Faculty

Elmira College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*2*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year2*4$58,207
All faculty totalcalendar year3$64,9247$73,415

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$83,1972*
Associate professoracademic year15$63,6728$61,916
Assistant professoracademic year15$49,70613$50,636
Instructoracademic year3$27,68312$27,471
All faculty totalacademic year37$57,20335$46,367

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Elmira College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Empire Eight

Elmira College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
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