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Study in Elgin

All the information you need about studying in Elgin as an international student.

Why study in Elgin?

Located in the US state of Illinois, Elgin is a city that blends relaxed rural life with big-city sophistication. With a vibrant higher education scene and bright community spirit, Elgin offers an outstanding experience for international students.

Nestled snugly in the Fox River Valley, Elgin is an outdoor paradise. From hiking and biking, to kayaking and camping, you’ll never tire of exploring Elgin’s natural beauty. The city’s urban landscape is equally majestic, with art installations, tasty restaurants, and entertainment facilities on every corner.

Elgin lies in the heart of the US Midwest, so it’s easy to visit neighboring states like Indiana, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. You’ll find your closest international airports and plenty more in the nearby cities of Chicago and Milwaukee.

Universities in Elgin

Student reviews for Elgin

  • Hammad Arshad
    Pakistan
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Elgin Community College Biology
    Tell us about Elgin
    Yes, I had no problems with safety or with fitting in, etc. etc. The transport was provided by the host family, so that was convenient.
  • Pakhun Angsupan
    Thailand
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Elgin Community College Psychology
    Tell us about Elgin
    Elgin, Illinois. No transportation at all in the county. Many shops are in the town but there is a train to Chicago in Elgin.
  • Li-Wen Kao
    Taiwan, Province of China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Elgin Community College Business
    Tell us about Elgin
    I feel safe and convenient because the school is not far from where I live.
  • Emina Derakovic
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Elgin Community College Radiography
    Tell us about Elgin
    The Elgin area around ECC never made me feel unsafe or unwelcomed. There are not many places walking distance from it but everything is easily accessible via a car or the bus.
  • Ruey-Lin Hu
    Taiwan, Province of China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Elgin Community College Air Conditioning Technology
    Tell us about Elgin
    Elgin is very beautiful. And the people are over there are friendly.

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