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Word Cloud of Majors and Minors

Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment -
these are the virtues of a great education.
- Shimon Schocken

Share in the tradition that transforms lives. Your amazing personal journey begins at Elmira College where an education based in liberal arts and sciences combines with communication, international studies, and the humanities to prepare you for a lifetime of success. Elmira is one of only 268 colleges and universities nationwide found worthy of a prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Charter.

Self Study

You control your path with an array of resources. Over 35 majors and minors and individualized studies provide a unique academic experience. Elmira College will teach you to become your own advocate.

Self Exploration

While exploring your chosen field in depth, a liberal arts education is an invitation to discover new opportunities and learning experiences. Elmira College students benefit from professional education, community service, internships, and study abroad.


Elmira College students confidently prepare themselves for a world beyond the campus. Leadership opportunities abound in and out of the classroom. Ours is an engaged and dynamic campus community with over 40 different student run clubs and organizations. Experiential learning, a depth of challenging study, and faculty who invest in their students enable you to achieve your dreams and to aspire to even more.