Elmhurst University

Private, Four-years School Located in Elmhurst, IL

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How much is the Elmhurst tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Elmhurst's tuition & fees is $41,628.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $57,388 when a student lives on-campus.

Elmhurst Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$41,628
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$11,250
On-campus Expenses$3,310
Off-campus Room & Board$10,866
Off-campus Expenses$4,410
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$43,982

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Elmhurst for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $181,466 at Elmhurst. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $239,092. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $128,258.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$43,072$57,571$31,263
Sophomore (2024-25)$44,567$59,004$31,784
Junior (2025-26)$46,113$60,489$32,324
Senior (2026-27)$47,713$62,028$32,886
4 Years Total$181,466$239,092$128,258
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$44,567$59,004$31,784
Sophomore (2025-26)$46,113$60,489$32,324
Junior (2026-27)$47,713$62,028$32,886
Senior (2027-28)$49,369$63,623$33,470
4 Years Total$187,763$245,144$130,464
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$46,113$60,489$32,324
Sophomore (2026-27)$47,713$62,028$32,886
Junior (2027-28)$49,369$63,623$33,470
Senior (2028-29)$51,082$65,276$34,076
4 Years Total$194,278$251,416$132,757
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$47,713$62,028$32,886
Sophomore (2027-28)$49,369$63,623$33,470
Junior (2028-29)$51,082$65,276$34,076
Senior (2029-30)$52,855$66,988$34,706
4 Years Total$201,019$257,915$135,139
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$49,369$63,623$33,470
Sophomore (2028-29)$51,082$65,276$34,076
Junior (2029-30)$52,855$66,988$34,706
Senior (2030-31)$54,689$68,762$35,360
4 Years Total$207,994$264,649$137,612

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Elmhurst' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
Elmhurst University$41,628
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Elmhurst and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Elmhurst UniversityElmhurst, IL$41,628$34,037
Western Governors UniversitySalt Lake City, UT$8,300$8,856
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimantic, CT$16,624$19,078
California State University-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA$18,698$17,756
Ithaca CollegeIthaca, NY$50,510$28,601
Marymount UniversityArlington, VA$39,050$23,446
St. Mary's UniversitySan Antonio, TX$36,242$21,006
University of Southern IndianaEvansville, IN$22,573$20,904
John Brown UniversitySiloam Springs, AR$30,832$14,520
Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboro, PA$15,062$17,835
University of Northern IowaCedar Falls, IA$21,272$22,834

Financial Aid and COA

At Elmhurst University, 2,801 students (94%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $25,425.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Elmhurst is $31,963 for students living on-campus and $32,679 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 529 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $27,835 and the average amount of student loans is $6,944.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$57,388
COA (off-campus)$58,104
Tuition & Fees$41,628
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,760
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,476
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,963
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$32,679
Average Financial Aid$25,425
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,80194%$25,425
Pell Grants1,08736%$5,175
Federal Student Loan1,56452%$6,831
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid529100%-
Grants or Scholarships52699%$27,835
Federal Grants21440%$5,626
Pell Grants21440%$5,238
Other Federal Grants7614%$1,092
State/Local Grants22643%$5,511
Institutional Grants52699%$23,178
Student Loan Aid29556%$6,944
Federal Student Loans29455%$5,188
Other Student Loans336%$15,849

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Elmhurst's acceptance rate is 71.29%. A total of 3,762 applicants applied to and 2,682 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 531 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 19.80%.
To apply to Elmhurst, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate71.29%66.33%75.64%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.80%18.68%20.90%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Elmhurst. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,117 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 26.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,1171,0131,220
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW562503620
SAT Math555510600
ACT Composite262229
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math231927
ACT English252030

Student Population

Elmhurst University has a total of 3,731 students including 3,027 undergraduate and 704 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,326 male students and 2,192 female students attending Elmhurst. The school offers online degree programs and 611 students enrolled online exclusively (16.38% of all students).
Total3,518 1,3262,192
Undergraduate2,914 1,1221,792
Graduate604 204400

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered114 Programs
Online Program Offered14 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered17 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate76.01%
Student Population3,731
Graduation Rate63%
Retention Rate80%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties158 (Full-time), 235 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs409 (Full-time), 290 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$73,812
Average Staff Salary$57,599