Elmira College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college founded in 1855, located in Elmira, New York. The college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,200 full-time students, of which ten percent are valedictorians or salutatorians of their high schools or preparatory schools. Currently, there are approximately 200 adult, nontraditional undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the college. Students come from 35 states and more than 20 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranked Elmira College 9th out of 73 colleges in its 2015 edition of Best Regional Colleges (North Region) ranking report.