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Uniquely Elmira

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.

Uniquely Elmira

Experience Campus

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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Join the Elmira Community

The application process is easy, and we’re here to help. Gather up all your information and let’s get started. If you have any questions, let your admissions counselor know.

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Your Education at Elmira

Explore All Degrees & Programs

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.

Full List of Degrees

Become a Soaring Eagle

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.


Lauren Woodcock '23

“As the valedictorian of my high school class of 17 students, EC gave me the academic rigors I was ready for while ensuring I received the same time and attention I was accustomed to. At EC, I knew I wouldn’t be just a number.”

Lauren Woodcock '23

The Tassel Is Worth the Investment

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. 



Student Life at Elmira

Living on Campus

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.

Housing Services

Dining Services

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Find Your Place

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.

Student Events & Activities

The Soaring Eagles

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. 



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