Emory & Henry College

Emory & Henry College

Emory, VA
location
Private
type
Rural
setting
51%
49%
student ratio
1,024
total students
Tuition Cost $34,500 | $34,500
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $29,365
Rolling
fall application deadline
69%
acceptance rate
Not Reported
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
493
sat math
509
sat reading
472
sat writing
22
act composite

Overview

Increasing student excellence since 1836, Emory & Henry is a coeducational, private, Methodist-affiliated, liberal arts college in the highlands of southwest Virginia. Emory & Henry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. 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 to this day: the vitality of faith and civic virtue.

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 towards academic and personal growth to affect 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 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 in order to contribute positive results to our world. The ampersand in the college's name reflects the integrative learning experience at Emory & Henry where students connect what they’re passionate about to what they’re learning via project-based, hands-on work and critical reflection. E&H students showcase their work to the campus, local, and broader community.

The E&H academic program excels in a broad-based liberal arts education, including pre-professional programs in health services; international studies; the arts; business programs; and teacher education. The E&H School of Health Sciences offers professional programs in Health Sciences including Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Master of Physician Assistant Studies. The college has developed Master's of Community & Organizational Leadership, American History, Professional Studies, and Reading Specialist.

Emory & Henry College enrolls 1,024 students in the undergraduate population, including students from 8 countries and 30 states with 20% diversity.

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 guidebook, "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's reputation is supported by its numerous accolades. "Washington Monthly" has ranked the College among the top 50 liberal arts colleges and universities in the nation and by Forbes Magazine for top 25 faculty in the nation. "Newsweek" magazine ranks Emory & Henry among the top 5 institutions nationwide in providing service learning. The Corporation for National and Community Service has recognized Emory & Henry College as one of the top service-minded educational institutions in the nation in 2016 in general community service and education community service. In addition, Emory & Henry is named one of six colleges and universities nationwide to receive the President's Award, the highest national recognition for service learning in 2010.

Emory & Henry College Campus

Emory & Henry College's main campus, located in scenic Emory, Virginia, is listed on the national register of historic places and is nestled seven miles north of the historic town of Abingdon, Virginia—home of Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia. Emory & Henry partners with Barter Theatre to provide theatre students with professional internships, workshops, and master classes throughout the academic year. Some 15 miles further south is Bristol, home to the E&H Equestrian Center and the birthplace of country music—offering a rich downtown experience. Nineteen miles north of Emory is Marion, Va., home of the E&H School of Health Sciences, the Lincoln Theatre, and Hungry Mother State Park. The scenic beauty of Emory & Henry College is outstanding among all colleges, as evidenced by the recent “Top Outdoor Adventure School” award by “Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.” The area offers an outdoor wonderland with access to the Appalachian Trail and other recreational opportunities including paddling, hiking, climbing, snow skiing, waterskiing, and horseback riding. A virtual tour of campus is found at www.ehc.edu/tour and personalized campus visits are available at www.www.ehc.edu/visit.

Major & Degrees: www.ehc.edu/academics

- Art - Graphic Design: B.A.
- Art - Studio: B.A.
- Art - Teacher Preparation (PK-12): B.A.
- Athletic Training: B.A./B.S.
- Biology: B.A./B.S.
- Biology - Teacher Preparation (6-12): B.A./B.S.
- Accounting: B.S.
- Business - Teacher Preparation (6-12): B.S.
- International Studies and Business: B.S.
- Management: B.S.
- Chemistry: B.A./B.S.
- Chemistry - Applied Health Sciences: B.A.
- Chemistry - Teacher Preparation (6-12): B.A./B.S.
- Civic Innovation: B.A.
- Economics: B.A.
- English - Literature: B.A.
- English - Literature and Creative Writing: B.A.
- English - Pre-Professional English - Publishing: B.A.
- English - Pre-Professional English - Library and Information Technology: B.A.
- Interdisciplinary English: B.A.
- Interdisciplinary English - Teacher Preparation (PK-3): B.A.
- Interdisciplinary English - Teacher Preparation (PK-6, 6-8): B.A.
- English - Teacher Preparation (6-12): B.A.
- Environmental Studies - Policy: B.A.
- Environmental Studies - Science: B.S.
- Environmental Studies - Teacher Preparation (6-12) (Earth Science Licensure): B.S.
- Equine Studies: B.A./B.S.
- Exercise Science: B.S.
- French - Language and Literature: B.A.
- French - Language and Culture Studies: B.A.
- French - Language and International Commerce: B.A.
- French - Teacher Preparation (PK-12): B.A.
- Spanish - Language and Literature: B.A.
- Spanish - Language and Culture Studies: B.A.
- Spanish Language and International Commerce: B.A.
- Spanish - Teacher Preparation (PK-12): B.A.
- Geography: B.A.
- Geography - Social Sciences: B.A.
- Health and Physical Education - Teacher Preparation (PK-12):B.A.
- Human Performance: B.A.
- Human Performance - Sport Management: B.A.
- American History: M.A.Ed.
- Applied History and Social Sciences: B.A.
- History: B.A.
- Interdisciplinary History and Integrative Social Sciences: B.A.
- Interdisciplinary History and Integrative Social Sciences - Teacher Preparation (PK-6, 6-8): B.A.
- Interdisciplinary History and Social Sciences - Teacher Preparation (6-12): B.A.
- Public History: Cert.
- Asian Studies: B.A.
- European Studies: B.A.
- Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies: B.A.
- Mass Communications: B.A.
- Interdisciplinary Mathematics: B.A.
- Interdisciplinary Mathematics - Teacher Preparation (PK-6, 6-8): B.A.
- Mathematics: B.A./B.S.
- Mathematics - Teacher Preparation (6-12): B.A./B.S.
- Music: B.A.
- Music - Performance: B.A.
- Music - Teacher Preparation - Choral/Vocal (PK-12): B.A.
- Music - Teacher Preparation - Instrumental (PK-12): B.A.
- Philosophy: B.A.
- Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics: B.A.
- Physical Therapy: D.P.T.
- Physics: B.A./B.S.
- Physics - Teacher Preparation (6-12): B.A./B.S.
- Political Science: B.A.
- Political Science - Law and Politics: B.A.
- Psychology: B.A./B.S.
- Religion: B.A.
- Sociology: B.A.
- Sociology - Crime and Society: B.A.
- Theatre: B.A.
- Acting: B.F.A.
- Directing: B.F.A.
- Design and Production: B.F.A.
- Musical Theatre: B.F.A.

Emory & Henry Faculty

Emory & Henry College professors are among the best in the nation, having been honored by state and national teaching awards nineteen times in the last 29 years. 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 nation.

The college has 85 full-time and 63 part-time faculty members, and the current student-faculty ratio is 11:1. 86% of the faculty members hold terminal degrees. Every student is provided with a faculty advisor who assists in the best selection of courses and offers professional guidance throughout their academic career and beyond.

While faculty members are encouraged to continue study and research, their primary function is teaching. Many professors mentor unique interest groups on campus and live near the campus—making 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 efforts 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 at Emory & Henry actively run and participate in more than 40 student organizations including the Student Government Association, local Greek chapters, honor societies, the Outdoor Program, spiritual life, highly celebrated musical groups, marching band, student media, service clubs, and multi-cultural organizations.

Emory & Henry offers comfortable, modern, on-campus housing options, including newly constructed or renovated residence halls. Students enjoy a variety of dining options from the main Van Dyke Center, Dining Hall to the relaxed atmosphere of the Wow Cafe at the Hut, Stinger's Café, and Macados. Room assignments are based on compatibility information provided on the housing form.

Special student services include the Appalachian Center for Civic Life focused on service and community engagement, and the Powell Resource Center, which offers counseling and disability support and serves as the hub for all student support services to help students through the journey of college life. Other areas of support consist of the Inclusion & Dialogue Center, Writing Center, and Quantitative Literacy Center.

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). Emory & Henry offers 20 men's and women's intercollegiate sports and 22 intramural sports. Men's sports include baseball; basketball; cross country; equestrian; football; golf; soccer; swimming; track and field; and tennis. Women's sports include basketball; cross-country, equestrian, golf; soccer; softball; swimming; tennis; track and field; and volleyball. The college also offers a coed, competitive cheer and dance team. Visit GoWasps.com

Academic Facilities

The Ampersand Center offers students access to grants and guidance, with academic research being empowered by the extensive collection of knowledge and databases housed at Kelly Library, where students access the technology and research tools that resource hands-on project work. Classrooms are equipped with smart technology with both PC and Mac labs available for student work. Students engage in research and a wide range of projects including internships in conjunction with career services, receiving academic credit for off-campus work in community agencies and businesses. Many Emory & Henry students have completed internships in surrounding communities, while others pursue national internships.

Costs

Tuition for new full-time, resident undergraduate students is fixed for each entering class cohort group. Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $34,500, $550 for general residential fees, $200 for the student activity fee, $6,200 for average room, and $5,620 for average board. 99% of students receive financial aid with 84% receiving need-based aid. The average first-year student's scholarship is $27,924.

Emory & Henry College Application and Information

Emory & Henry applicants are encouraged to apply to the College as early as possible to be eligible for the maximum amount of merit scholarships, interest program, and performance awards. Scholarship interviews or audition days are held in the fall semester for students to apply based on specific criteria. Prospective undergraduate students may apply online using the College's online application at www.ehc.edu/apply, or by submitting the Common Application. Emory & Henry offers early decision options for students desiring to be committed to Emory & Henry as their college choice with Early Action I deadline on November 15, Early Action II Deadline on January 15, and Regular Decision Deadline on April 1. To apply for admission, students should submit the basic application form, their high school transcripts, scores from either the SAT or ACT, and an essay. Students have the option to include a letter of recommendation. Transfer applicants should submit a transcript from any college previously attended and a Dean's Certificate from the last college they were enrolled. The rolling admissions policy allows notification of a decision within two weeks after a file has been completed should students fall outside the application deadlines.


Location & Contact

PO Box 947
Emory, VA 24327-0947

Mr.Matt Crisman

Director of Admissions

Phone: 276-944-6491
Email: mcrisman@ehc.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Equestrian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • 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

69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,455
    • Accepted1,017
    • Acceptance Rate69%
    • Enrolled1,024
    • Female Applicants761
    • Females Accepted546
    • Female Acceptance Rate71%
    • Male Applicants694
    • Males Accepted471
    • Male Acceptance Rate67%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $0
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.58
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan January 15th --
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 509 450 570
    • SAT Math 493 440 550
    • SAT Writing 472 420 540
    • ACT Composite 22 19 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$34,500
    • Out-of-state tuition *$34,500
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$550
    • Room and board *$11,820
    • Room only *$6,200
    • * 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 offeredYes
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$29,365
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$31,237
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$15,509
    • Average Loan Aid:$3,296
    • Average Grant Aid:$16,857
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$25,207
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 84%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 23%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,024
    • Male Student Percentage49%
    • Female Student Percentage51%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.59%
    • Black or African American9.18%
    • White or Caucasian75.78%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.49%
    • Asian1.07%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.1%
    • Two or more races1.86%
    • Unknown or International Student5.66%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students58% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 78%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • 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
    • Equestrian sports No Yes No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 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
    • Equestrian sports No Yes No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty148
    • Full-time Percentage57%
    • Part-time Percentage43%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 1,035 students to 91 faculty


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