Elon University, established in 1889, is a private liberal arts university situated in Elon, North Carolina. It was founded by the Christian Church and was originally known as Elon College. It achieved university status on June 1, 2001. Elon University offers enrollment to over 5,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students every year. The sprawling campus of this university is spread out over 575 acres of land. Elon University comprises of the:
Students at Elon University can choose from over 40 majors and minors in various fields of study. The university has been ranked among the top southern masters-level universities in the country by the U.S. News & World Report.
Elon University's sports teams, nicknamed the Phoenix, participate in sports like basketball, baseball, football, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track, softball and volleyball. There are also over 20 social Greek organizations at Elon University.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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