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:
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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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