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Elmira can be YOUR place! Schedule a tour and experience our beautiful campus in upstate New York.
Giving back to the community, engaging in research, growing through unique learning opportunities, achieving professional success—the Elmira College community has plenty of success stories to share. Fun fact: Elmira is the home of The Center for Mark Twain Studies, which attracts Twain scholars from around the world and is one of four historically significant Twain heritage sites in the United States.
Let our Gold Keys be your campus tour guide! Visiting campus is the best way to explore all that Elmira College offers you. Led by current Elmira students, you'll tour the facilities—including our state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab—hear a lecture by one of our expert faculty on environmental science and sustainability, catch a Soaring Eagles athletics event, and talk with current students about their experience.
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Elmira brings together a liberal arts education and industry knowledge into the classroom to shape you and equip you with the skills top employers are looking for. With more than 35 majors, minors, and concentrations, you'll have the foundation of a cross-discipline education and bring that knowledge into the workforce or graduate school.
At Elmira College, you'll have opportunities that shape your future, raise your sights, and equip you with the tools and skills to succeed professionally. Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student, the admissions team is here to help you every step of the way.
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to say, "Yes!" Whether you are considering Elmira College as an incoming first-year, a transfer, or a graduate student, we will work with you to explore every option and start you on your journey. We know the financial part of choosing a college is a big decision, so you are automatically reviewed for a scholarship or award when accepted at Elmira.
Part of the college experience is getting to know students from around the world and from all walks of life. One of the best ways to do that is by living on campus. A true home away from home, residence halls are communities where you'll reset, recharge, and have fun with friends. While Elmira's dining program focuses on craftsmanship and offering fresh, creative, seasonal, and made-from-scratch meals to fuel your body. These shared experiences can lead to support systems and lifelong friendships.
The clubs and organizations at Elmira are as diverse as its students. Enjoy free admission to performances in Gibson Theatre or Watson Arena, or join in on game nights, on-campus concerts, and DIY fun; even work out in our fitness center, take a yoga class, or participate in recreational sports.
Purple and gold. A competitive athletic spirit. Singing the alma mater. Traditions such as these unite generations of students and alumni, stretching back 150 years. At the same time, each new class symbolizes the future that the college looks toward with present-day traditions such as Candlelight, Mountain Day, the Holiday Banquet, Octagon Day, and Midnight Breakfast.
There's nothing like the electrifying energy of a home basketball game and stands full of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends cheering on their Soaring Eagles. Elmira College offers 16 varsity athletics teams, including seven men's, seven women's, and two co-ed teams. The Soaring Eagles compete at the Division III level and have captured six national championships, including three in women's ice hockey and three in cheerleading.