Elmira College

Category: Non-traditional | State: New York

About Elmira College

Elmira College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college emphasizing both general and professional education in the belief that this provides the best preparation for responsible global citizenship and a lifetime of careers. Academic programs are built upon strong general education in the liberal arts and sciences, with special attention given to the development of communication skills and the exploration of world cultures. The College seeks to blend theory with practice beyond the classroom and has devised co-curricular experiences in intercollegiate athletics, career planning, residence life, student activities, and student leadership which complement academic programs.

STATUS: Military Friendly®

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Why attend Elmira College

Elmira College is proud to support current, former, and prospective military students. Elmira has an Army ROTC program in partnership with Cornell University. Courses for this program are available on both campuses. Elmira also partners with Cornell for the Air Force ROTC program, and all of those classes are held at Cornell University. In addition to our own academic and leadership scholarship programs, Elmira also participates in the ROTC Scholarship program for high-school and college students, as well as the Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans. Further information can be found on our web page at: http://www.elmira.edu/admissions-aid/Tuition_Aid/Scholarships_and_Aid/index.html


Top Degrees

Criminal Justice

Grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, the Elmira College Criminal Justice program is an interdisciplinary major incorporating not only Criminal Justice courses, but also a choice of courses in Human Services, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. As part of this well-rounded approach, Criminal Justice courses address both the theoretical and the applied, preparing Elmira College students for a variety of career options, from law school and graduate school, to employment opportunities such as correctional or police work at local, state and federal levels.

Political Science

Through the Elmira College Political Science program, students learn about the interaction of people, institutions, governments, and states; how elected officials achieve office; how laws are made; how and why states and other agents in the international system interact with each other; how and why wars happen; how we can facilitate international cooperation; and why governments are necessary.  Students completing the Elmira College Political Science program, whether as majors or minors, often go on to study law or to the further study of politics in graduate school.


An Elmira College education in finance ensures students have a solid understanding of the concepts and tools needed to identify market trends, analyze impact, and design solutions in a variety of situations and organizations. The College’s state-of-the-art finance trading room allows students to use their financial skills in a real-world setting, with the same software finance professionals use on Wall Street.  Students are well prepared for careers in investment management, financial analysis, insurance and risk management, real estate management, and corporate and financial institutions management.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $41,900 $41,900 $16,800 N/A
Fees N/A N/A N/A N/A
Room $6,400 $6,400 N/A N/A
Board $5,600 $5,600 N/A N/A
Books $600 $600 N/A N/A
Other Expenses $550 $550 N/A N/A
Totals $55,050 $55,050 $16,800 N/A
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • On-campus living requirement waived for active military students