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Elmira College

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Business & Management (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Education & Training (3)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



Elmira College, co-educational since 1969, is one of the great, small colleges of the nation and was the first institution of higher learning in the world founded as a college to award baccalaureate degrees to women with a course of study comparable to contemporary men’s colleges. For this reason, Elmira is characterized in most histories of higher education as “the mother of women’s colleges.” 


Classroom teaching is a rewarding profession that enables articulate, caring, committed, and effective educators to help shape the lives and futures of diverse learners in an ever-changing world. The undergraduate Teacher Education programs at Elmira College assist initial teacher candidates in developing the content knowledge, teaching skills, and personal qualities necessary to promote and support student learning in elementary, middle, and secondary school classrooms. With critical thinking, listening, and speaking as cornerstones, Elmira College’s Teacher Education curriculum is designed to equip candidates with the essential skills needed to plan, construct, and deliver compelling lessons.


Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment works with all offices and constituencies at the College to advance decision and policy-making in areas such as admissions, budget allocation, human resources, information technology, and retention. Responsibilities include identification and analysis of patterns in institutional data, working collaboratively with IT and other VPs to develop and maintain processes to ensure institutional data integrity for budget and planning purposes, ensuring that federal and state reporting requirements are completed in a timely manner, and Title IX and ADA compliance.  


The Office of Career Services offers a variety of resources to assist students in the career exploration and development process. Students experience personal and professional growth by utilizing the following services:

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Housing services

All first year students begin their Residence Life experience by completing a survey regarding their housing preferences. The survey includes questions about how you study, whether you’re an early or late riser, how neat you are, and many more. These questions help the professional staff in Residence Life house you with a roommate who seems like the best fit. Once you receive your housing placement you will notice that it is in one of two buildings: Anderson Hall or Columbia Hall. Descriptions of these specific halls can be found in the Residence Hall Section of the website. All of these buildings have double rooms, which contain desks, dressers, closets or wardrobes, and twin-sized beds

Library services

The Library is a great place to read, research, learn, collaborate, discover, and study. Our librarians and trained staff will help you find information, identify resources, and teach you to navigate and access the millions of resources that are available to you at your Library and beyond. Our electronic resources are available 24/7 from on- and off-campus.

ICT services

Welcome! We in Information Technology at Elmira College are pleased to provide technology resources to assist you with your teaching and learning.  

Medical services

The Center houses the Nurse Education program and expanded education and programming that recognizes both the demand for more nurses and health care professionals and the new, complex roles they will inhabit in the evolving world of contemporary healthcare.

Student Life

Campus life

Acres of brick walkways, fountains, iris gardens, and Collegiate Gothic buildings make this one of the nation's finest college campuses. The Philadelphia Inquirer described EC as the "picture-postcard perfect" campus. Elmira College people are even better.

Student clubs

Students are welcome to join any of the more than 100 clubs or organizations at any time during the academic year. During Summer Registration, new students browse our Club and Organization Guide and sign up to receive more information from club officers. There will be an Activities Fair held during Fall Orientation, which offers the opportunity to meet current club members and gain information about joining.


Elmira College recently recieved a formal notification of the action taken by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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