190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
With a dynamic, innovative faculty, a forward-looking curriculum, and plenty of extracurricular opportunities to hone your skills, the Department of English at Elmhurst College will challenge and inspire you.
U.S.News & World Report ranks Elmhurst among the top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. As an English major, you can choose to concentrate on literature or writing, or earn a teaching certification.
Elmhurst offers plenty of opportunities to gain professional experience as a writer or editor. You might write for The Leader, Elmhurst’s student-run newspaper, which wins awards and has a professional edge; or see your work published in The MiddleWestern Voice, the College’s full-color journal of literature and the arts. If you’re interested in teaching, you could help run the College’s creative writing workshops for high school students. Want to travel? We’ll take you to Oxford to study at the university’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.