Elmira College, , Elmira, New York

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Elmira College

Company Name: Elmira College
State: New York
County: Chemung
City/town: Elmira
Post: 14901
Phone: (607)735-1800
Fax: unknown
Email: unknown
FICE code: 002718
OPE ID code: 271800
Date Approved: 2005-02-23
Web site: http://www.elmira.edu
Status: Active

Review: Elmira College is a coeducational private liberal arts college located in Elmira, in New York State's Southern Tier region. The college is noted as the oldest college still in existence which (as a college for women) granted degrees to women that were the equivalent of those given to men (the first to do so was the now-defunct Mary Sharp College). Elmira College became coeducational in all of its programs in 1969. The college, founded in 1855, has an enrollment of about 1600 students. The school's colors, purple and gold, are seen throughout the traditional campus, consisting mainly of ivy-covered buildings of the Victorian and Collegiate Gothic architectural styles. The colors purple and gold come from both the banners of the women's suffrage movement and the iris, the college flower. Offered are about thirty-five major areas of study, each ultimately leading to either a B.S. or B.A. degree upon a successful completion of undergraduate studies. Students attend two full terms in the fall and winter and then enroll in a 6-week, intensive "Term III" in the spring. This gives students a unique opportunity to study abroad, intern, or take classes not related to their majors so as to enrich the educational experience. Elmira College has an extensive Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) archive and is one of the only two centers for Mark Twain Studies in the world. A quaint study of his is located on campus. In it the author wrote many of his most widely read novels: Life on the Mississippi, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Every four years the college perpetuates his legacy by hosting an international conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies.

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Elmira College, Complete Academic Data

Type: Private not-for-profit- 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Student to Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate): 1,634
Undergraduate Population: 1,359
Percent Admitted: 79.0%
SAT Composite Range: 970-1190
Enrollment by Gender, Male: 28%
Enrollment by Gender, Femail: 72%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Black or African American: 2.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Hispanic/Latino: 2.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, White: 65.0%
Attendance Status, Full-Time: 71.2%
Attendance Status, Part-Time: 28.8%

Elmira College, Complete Tuition Data

In-State Tuition: $35,900
Out of State Tuition: $35,900
Books and Supplies: $600
Total Annual Cost: $48,550

Elmira College, Complete Financial Aid Data

Percent of Student Receiving Any Financial Aid: 99.0%
Percent of Student Receiving Any Grants: 92.0%
Total Grant Aid Received by Student Body: $23,026,290
Undergraduate Application Fee: $50

Elmira College, Complete Student Life Data

Calendar System: Four-one-four plan
Campus Housing Offered: Yes

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