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Elon University is a private, independent, nonprofit, non-sectarian, coeducational liberal arts university with a historic 636-acre campus in Elon, North Carolina, USA. The university also operates the School of Law, which occupies the 84,000 sq ft former public library building in Greensboro, North Carolina. Founded as Elon College in 1889, it became Elon University on June 1, 2001.

Seventy-two percent of Elon graduates have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. In addition, Elon's Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.

86% of students complete internships, 47% of students hold at least one campus leadership position, 72% of students study abroad, and 23% of students work with faculty mentors on undergraduate research projects.

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