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Elgin Community College

Check whether Elgin Community College is right for you as an international student.


Uni facts

Elgin , USA
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    13133
  • International students
    100
  • Nationalities
    25
  • Total programs
    62
  • Acceptance rate
    100%

Study abroad at Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College (ECC) is a welcoming institution based in the US city of Elgin. Whatever your ambitions, ECC will help you unleash your potential and achieve your career goals.

ECC offers over 130 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as several continuing education courses. With courses in everything from accounting and art, to English and engineering, you’re sure to find the right program.

It would be easy to mistake Elgin’s 217-acre campus for a beautiful park. With plenty of green space and stunning lakes, it’s the ultimate study haven. You’ll also have access to ultra-modern classrooms, computer labs, a fitness center, and a library.

Student life at Elgin is fast-paced and fun. With more than 20 different student clubs and loads of volunteering opportunities, you’ll never be bored. The ECC Spartans compete in Region 4 of the NJCAA and in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference.

Why study at Elgin Community College?

  • Small classes

    The average class at Elgin contains just 15 pupils

  • Top community college

    ECC is ranked in the nation’s top 150 for community college experience (The Aspen Institute, 2021)

  • Flexibility

    Daytime and evening classes are delivered to suit your schedule

  • Transfer options

    You can transfer your credits onto a bachelor’s program

Life as an international student

Every student counts at ECC. The College is proud of its diverse and dynamic academic community, with over 25 nationalities represented on campus.

The Office of International Education and Programs will support you from application through to graduation. You’ll benefit from an easy and streamlined admissions process, with advisors on-hand to offer assistance at every stage.

The Office can also help you understand your rights as a visa holder, find on-campus employment, support you with your studies, and so much more.

If you’re eager to immerse yourself in Elgin’s culture, you could participate in the College’s homestay program. You’ll live with a local family, giving you more opportunities to learn about your new home.

Student reviews for Elgin Community College

Overall rating
4.56666667 stars
Based on 6 reviews
Overall experience
5 stars
Accommodation
4 stars
Academic
4.6667 stars
University facilities
4.8333 stars
University social
4.3333 stars
  • 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 Community College
    I think it is a pretty good university. I went to the campus once, because of the pandemic. I found the facilities and the campus to be pretty good. It was big. It was clean. It was warm; as it was cold outside, so I'd say that's all you need in a campus. The lab equipment was up-to-date. The teachers and the staff was very helpful
  • 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 Community College
    I am living with a host family (not organised by the university).
  • 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 Community College
    I think that the facilities, communication and administration services are doing well and provide a lot of information for students.
  • 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 Community College
    ECC is a wonderful school and the staff went above and beyond for their students at every step of the way. I always had someone to turn to no matter what kind of a problem I was faced with and they helped me navigate not only the academic part but getting over the culture shock of being a foreign student as well as any other inconveniences that came with being a foreign student.
  • 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 Community College
    All professors and staffs are willing to help students whenever you need help.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Baseball Pitches
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber
    • No. of Tennis Courts
    • No. of Basketball Courts
    • No. of Athletics Track
    • No. of volleyball courts
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 2
    • Cafe’s 2
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio 1
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 24
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Praying Rooms
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 2
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - USD$9,510 per year

ECC Foundation Scholarship

Academic and Leadership Excellence Scholarships

  • Amount

    From USD$900 to USD$1,000 per year

  • Requirements

    These scholarships require a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Intention to transfer for a Bachelor's degree completion. Attending college part-time, degree-seeking, residents of District 509. Members of a college club or service organization.

General Scholarships

  • Amount

    From USD$900 to USD$1,000 per year

  • At ECC, scholarships are abundant and made available to everyone who qualifies. Here’s just a shortlist of offerings

    Adult students over the age of 26, Black/African American students, Demonstrate the value of embracing diversity, ESL, undocumented or students, Female students & more!

Location

Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Dr, Elgin, IL 60123, United States

Elgin is the perfect study destination for international students, blending relaxed rural life with big-city sophistication, and less than an hour from Chicago.

Find a program at Elgin Community College

Visa requirements for Elgin Community College

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements