Elon University Reviews
The program is very thorough if however overshadowed by the musical theatre program. I wish there had been more performance opportunities for the straight actors. The classes were very heavy on women and not very many men. At Elon there is a hierarchy of degrees that goes BA theatre, BFA Acting, and then BFA Musical theatre. The BFA's looked down on the BA's, I never liked that dynamic of the theatre programs. It seems so petty now. A bonus of having such a well know musical department is getting very famous composers to come and give master classes. Adam Guettel and Jason Robert Brown and two that I remember as being really amazing. I'd say I learned the most from the playscript analysis class. It was very work heavy but it helped open my mind to possibilities that I had never considered. That was by far the most beneficial class for me.
The Strat Comm program at Elon is very well developed. You take classes that help you understand the basis of communications and then dive into classes that help you become a better writer, and prepare you for internships and jobs. I have had four internships which I got own my won, but the School of Communications Internship office is so helpful with resumes and cover letters as well as hosting networking events. Elon also has a student run PR firm called Live Oak Communications where students work with real businesses and learn everything about being in the PR industry.
Elon University focuses on a hands-on, experience based liberal arts education. From Microbiology to Australian and New Zealand Film, I have had the opportunity to explore many academic interests in and outside of the classroom. Elon's professors are student-focused, placing the undergraduate student at the head of any research or service project he or she wishes to complete.
Elon University is a very academically rigorous school with small classes and a lot of opportunities for discussion and interaction with professors. I really enjoyed my time at this university. There is a large percentage of Greek Life at this school; however, I got through being part of a co-ed service fraternity instead and I made a lot of friends. Don't let the school fool you, you can have a great time without joining Greek Life. The community is also small and tight-knit but it's only about a half hour to Greensboro and an hour-ish to Raleigh so there are a lot of opportunities for city-life.
The Elon experience is excellent. Hands on learning, engaged professors, and fantastic collaborative environment are their specialties. You will know your teachers and they want you to succeed. Elon's travel abroad program is bar none. My entire college experience was challenging and empowering.
Attending Elon University was the best decision that I have ever made. They are extremely supportive of their students and help you to grow and succeed in all areas of your life. The classes were engaging and the professors really care about their students. There were a ton of extra-curricular activities available for students including athletics, Greek life, arts, community service, and special interest clubs. Everyone on campus really cared about me from maintenance staff, cafeteria staff, administration staff, professors, and other students. There were opportunities to study abroad, be involved in research, and participate in internships--all of which helped me become the person I am today. I would recommend Elon to anyone and everyone.
I loved my time at Elon! I feel like I received a well rounded education and learned through experiences in and out of my hlife classroom. My professors were always encouraging and I felt like they had my best interest in mine.
Part time schedule made it possible to still work full time. Wonderful people. Beautiful campus. Not the most stringent acceptance rates, which was sometimes obvious.
Finding the right school made all the difference. Elon is my home now and I'm so lucky to have studied there. I'm a Phoenix Phanatic forever ‰_•ü
Great experience and a great college, but the amount of student loans I have now is discouraging.