Elmira College

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About Elmira College

Elmira College, established in 1855 in Elmira, New York, is a private liberal arts institution with a rich history of pioneering women’s education. Nestled on a picturesque 55-acre campus, the college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Elmira College offers a diverse range of undergraduate programs across arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing, embodying a commitment to liberal arts education. The campus is not only known for its academic offerings but also for its historical association with Mark Twain, with the Mark Twain Study situated on the premises. Elmira College provides students with a vibrant campus life through various extracurricular activities, including academic clubs and NCAA Division III sports teams. The college’s motto, “In loco parentis,” reflects its dedication to fostering a supportive and enriching educational environment.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Admissions:

  1. Completed Application Form:
    • Submit an online application through the university’s admissions portal.
  2. High School Diploma or Equivalent:
    • Provide proof of completion of high school or an equivalent qualification.
  3. Transcripts:
    • Submit official transcripts of your high school academic records.
  4. Letters of Recommendation:
    • Some programs may require letters of recommendation from teachers or other individuals who can speak to your academic abilities and character.
  5. Standardized Test Scores:
    • Depending on the program or campus, you may need to submit standardized test scores, such as SAT or ACT.
  6. English Proficiency:
    • International students whose primary language is not English are typically required to demonstrate English proficiency through tests like TOEFL or IELTS.

Graduate Admissions:

  1. Completed Application Form:
    • Submit an online application for the specific graduate program you are interested in.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree:
    • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, usually in a related field to the intended graduate program.
  3. Transcripts:
    • Provide official transcripts of your academic records from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  4. Letters of Recommendation:
    • Submit letters of recommendation, often from professors or professionals who can attest to your academic and professional qualifications.
  5. Resume or CV:
    • Include a resume or curriculum vitae outlining your academic and professional experiences.
  6. Statement of Purpose:
    • Write a statement of purpose explaining your academic and career goals, and why you are interested in the specific graduate program.
  7. Standardized Test Scores:
    • Some programs may require GRE or GMAT scores, but this varies by department.
  8. English Proficiency:
    • International applicants may need to demonstrate English proficiency through tests like TOEFL or IELTS.

English Proficiency Requirements:

  1. IELTS (International English Language Testing System):
    • The minimum required IELTS score is typically around 6.5 to 7.0.
  2. PTE (Pearson Test of English):
    • Some campuses may accept PTE scores as an alternative to TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum required PTE score can vary, so it’s advisable to check the specific requirements.

Campus location


One Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901

Email Address
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(607) 735-1800

Monday to Thursday between 9am and 5pm

Available Scholarships

Industrial connection part & work opportunities

Industrial Connection
  • Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Business School:
  • Provides fashion marketing and merchandising concentrations/minors.
  • Offers guest lectures by industry professionals.
  • Features internship and collaboration opportunities with fashion brands.
  • Connects students with the Hilfiger family network.
  • Business and Entrepreneurship:
  • Strong business administration program offering internships.
  • Career counseling events and alumni network for professional connections.
  • Healthcare:
  • Partnerships with local providers for student research and internship opportunities.
  • Research and Innovation:
  • Faculty and student collaboration with businesses on research and development projects.
  • Community Engagement:
  • Initiatives connecting students with local businesses and organizations.
  • Additional:
  • “Manufacturing Applications” online course for understanding industrial principles.
  • Potential connections through other academic programs, clubs, and events.
Work Opportunities
  1. Student Employment: Many colleges offer part-time job opportunities for students on campus. These positions may include roles in the library, student services, administrative offices, and more.
  2. Research Assistantships: Elmira College may provide opportunities for students to work as research assistants under the guidance of faculty members. This is particularly common in departments with active research programs.
  3. Internships and Co-op Programs: Some academic programs may have partnerships with local businesses or organizations, providing students with opportunities for internships or co-op experiences related to their field of study.
  4. Teaching Assistant Positions: Graduate students at Elmira College might have the opportunity to work as teaching assistants, assisting faculty members in grading, conducting lab sessions, or leading discussion groups.
  5. Administrative and Staff Positions: The college likely has various administrative and staff positions in departments such as admissions, financial aid, IT, human resources, and more.
  6. Faculty Positions: Elmira College may have openings for faculty positions in different academic departments. These positions typically require advanced degrees and expertise in a particular field.
  7. Athletic Positions: Opportunities may exist for individuals interested in coaching or supporting athletic programs.
  8. Community Outreach and Service Positions: Some colleges emphasize community service and outreach. Students and staff may have opportunities to get involved in service-oriented positions or community engagement initiatives.
  9. Work-Study Programs: Elmira College may participate in federal work-study programs, providing eligible students with part-time employment opportunities that align with their academic and career goals.

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