Elmira College

Category: Private institution | 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.
2017 Military Friendly® 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

plaeholder-teamBroadcast Journalism

A program that focuses on the methods and techniques for reporting, producing, and delivering news and news programs via radio, television, and video/film media; and that prepares individuals to be professional broadcast journalists, editors, producers, directors, and managers. Includes instruction in the principles of broadcast technology; broadcast reporting; on- and off-camera and microphone procedures and techniques; program, sound, and video/film editing; program design and production; media law and policy; and professional standards and ethics.


Energy Management & Systems Technology

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing energy-efficient systems or monitoring energy use. Includes instruction in principles of energy conservation, instrumentation calibration, monitoring systems and test procedures, energy loss inspection procedures, energy conservation techniques, and report preparation.


Mathematics Teacher Education

A program that prepares individuals to teach mathematics programs at various educational levels.

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