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Emory & Henry College

  • Emory, VA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Rural
    setting
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 936
    total students
  • $28,966 | $28,966
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 72%
    acceptance rate
  • Not Reported
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 500
    sat math
  • 503
    sat reading
  • 480
    sat writing
  • 22
    act composite

Overview

An Overview of Emory & Henry College

Emory & Henry College has distinguished itself in its support of a strong research program in the arts and sciences, explicitly designed to encourage student collaboration and initiative. The college's exceptional faculty is committed to teaching as a transformative practice -- an opportunity to inspire students to re-imagine the nature and purpose of their education.

Emory & Henry College claims a proud heritage of enlightened civic activity that leads to positive social change. A hallmark of the college's civic engagement is its leadership in advancing a pragmatic understanding of sustainable communities and practices.

The E&H academic program excels in science education, including pre-professional programs in health services; international studies; the arts; business programs; and teacher education.

Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry is a coeducational liberal arts college in the highlands of southwest Virginia. The college derives its name from John Emory, an eminent Methodist bishop of the era when the college was founded, and Patrick Henry, a renowned Virginian and patriot of the American Revolution. The names represent principles that guide the college yet today: the vitality of faith and civic virtue.

Accolades for Emory & Henry College

Emory & Henry has received many accolades that distinguish it from other Virginia colleges. It is one of only 40 institutions recognized in the best-selling guide book, "Colleges That Change Lives." The book praises the historic college for the difference it makes in the lives of students. "Virginia has no shortage of familiar schools with robust reputations. But Emory & Henry "does the finest job of them all of producing contributors to society," according to the book's author, Hilary Masell Oswald.

Emory & Henry was recently ranked by Washington Monthly among the top 50 liberal arts colleges and universities in the nation.

Newsweek magazine ranks Emory & Henry among the top 5 institutions nationwide in providing service learning.

In addition, Emory & Henry recently was named one of 6 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the President's Award, the highest national recognition for service learning.

Emory & Henry College Campus

Emory & Henry College is located in Emory, Virginia, which lies seven miles south of the historic town of Abingdon, Virginia, the home of the renowned Barter Theatre, the oldest professional theater in the United States. Abingdon is a place where art, theatre, music, and great shopping come together. Some 15 miles further south is Bristol, a city that offers large shopping areas, movie theaters, and restaurants. Emory & Henry partners with Barter Theatre to provide theatre students with professional internships, workshops and master classes throughout the academic year. Just a few miles north of Emory is Marion, Va., home of the famous Lincoln Theatre and the beautiful Hungry Mother State Park. The scenic beauty surrounding Emory & Henry College is outstanding among Virginia colleges. It includes the Appalachian Trail and is known for its recreational opportunities, including snow skiing, waterskiing, horseback riding, canoeing, and hiking.

Emory & Henry Faculty

Emory & Henry College professors are among the best in the nation. Sixteen times in the last 25 years, Emory & Henry professors have been honored by state and national teaching awards. When adjusted for the size of the institution, this record is unmatched by any other Virginia college and is a distinction shared by only a handful of institutions in the country.

The college has 72 full-time faculty members, and the current student-faculty ratio is 11:1. The majority of the faculty members hold terminal degrees. Every student is provided with a faculty adviser who assists in the selection of courses.

While faculty members are encouraged to continue study and research, their primary function is teaching. Many professors live near the campus, and they make their homes open to students for special events, informal class meetings, or other activities.

Student Life at Emory & Henry College

Emory & Henry College students are actively engaged in making a difference in communities, applying their knowledge and their energy to making positive change. These endeavors not only benefit communities, but they also transform the lives of students, helping them see their impact on the world and helping them gain experience that benefits both their careers and their communities well into the future.

Students also engage in research and a wide range of internship projects, receiving academic credit for off-campus work in community agencies and businesses. Many Emory & Henry students have completed internships in surrounding communities, while others have opted for internships outside the region, including several in Washington, D.C., in positions related to Congress or the federal government.

Emory & Henry students participate in a wide variety of study abroad programs. From Rome to Beijing, students experience cultures and people in a way that enriches their perspectives on their studies and their lives. The college helps students prepare for these experiences through language study and courses offered through a comprehensive international studies program.

Emory & Henry College Athletics

Emory & Henry College competes with other U.S. and Virginia colleges, participating in NCAA Division III athletics. It is a member of the respected Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), and offers 13 intercollegiate sports and 25 intramural sports. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, soccer, and tennis. Women's sports include basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.

Emory & Henry College Application and Information

Emory & Henry maintains a rolling admissions policy, but applicants are encouraged to apply to the College as early as possible. Prospective undergraduate students may apply online using the College's online application or by submitting the Common Application. Emory & Henry offers a binding, early decision option for students who have given considerable thought to their college choice. To apply for admission, students should submit the basic application form, their high school transcripts, scores from either the SAT or ACT, an essay, and at least one letter of recommendation. Transfer applicants must submit a transcript from any college previously attended and a Dean's Certificate from the last college they were enrolled. A rolling admission policy allows notification of a decision within two weeks after a file has been completed.


Location & Contact

PO Box 947
VA 24327-0947

Admissions Office

Phone: 276-944-4121
Email: ehadmiss@ehc.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • European Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish and Iberian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Specific Levels and Methods) Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public/Applied History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Library science
    • Library and Information Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Community Organization and Advocacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Administration and Social Service Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • American Government and Politics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Acting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Directing and Theatrical Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Musical Theater
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

72% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,217
    • Accepted878
    • Acceptance Rate72%
    • Enrolled936
    • Female Applicants568
    • Females Accepted409
    • Female Acceptance Rate72%
    • Male Applicants649
    • Males Accepted469
    • Male Acceptance Rate72%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.50
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 503 440 570
    • SAT Math 500 450 560
    • SAT Writing 480 430 550
    • ACT Composite 22 20 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$28,966
    • Out-of-state tuition *$28,966
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$9,780.00
    • Room only *$4,926.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students936
    • Male Student Percentage52%
    • Female Student Percentage48%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.03%
    • Black or African American10.15%
    • White or Caucasian78.1%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.53%
    • Asian.21%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.46%
    • Unknown5.13%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.39% representing 15 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students36% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 82%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations E&H Outdoor Program, Alpha Psi Omega Honors Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega Honors Fraternity, Blue Key/ Cardinal Key Honors Society, The Emory Activities Board
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty120
    • Full-time Percentage60%
    • Part-time Percentage40%
    • Female Percentage38%
    • Male Percentage62%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 912 students to 86 faculty


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