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Erskine College

Due West, SC

Erskine College


Erskine College: A Christian Liberal Arts Community

Erskine College has been equipping young people to flourish in lives of learning, serving, and leading for more than 175 years. A rich heritage of thoughtful scholarship, Christian commitment, and intentional community provides an academic experience that's as distinctive as Erskine's students, faculty, and graduates.

Key programs

Nearly half of all Erskine alumni go on to graduate programs or advanced study. Erskine College boasts an outstanding record of placing graduates in medical school, pharmacy school, and related programs. Others find positions in business, education, health care, and other fields.

The most popular majors include Biology (including Pre-medical and Pre-pharmacy tracks as well as Environmental Science and Ecology); Psychology; Business; and Education (Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Special, and Physical Education).

An Outstanding Value

Erskine is ranked as a College of Distinction because of its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. An education at Erskine College is affordable. Nearly 100 percent of their students receive financial aid, many in the form of academic scholarships, institutional grants, or athletic scholarships.

Vibrantly Academic

Erskine is nationally ranked among the best liberal arts colleges. No matter which major students choose, they will be challenged to work hard, think creatively and critically, explore options, and question assumptions across a variety of subjects.

Authentically Christian

What students learn and how they live are inseparable foundations for an excellent education. Erskine is committed to Christian authenticity. While students pursue knowledge, they seek grace and wisdom to answer the big questions.

Closely Connected

The college's small size means some big advantages! Students will get to know almost everyone, including their professors. And professors may become mentors, even friends.

Beautifully Located

Due West of what? Not sure. But with its tree-lined green spaces, gardens, stately architecture, comfortable hangouts, and convenient Wi-Fi, the Erskine campus in Due West, South Carolina, is a great place to learn and live, and is featured as sixth among the 50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities in the nation.

Intentionally Residential

Living on campus provides great opportunities for fellowship and leadership. In a community like this, character is refined through meaningful relationships.

Distinctively You

Call it a custom-fit college experience. At Erskine, unique talents, interests, and contributions really matter. Students help shape the experience for each other.

Location & Contact

Address 2 Washington Street
PO Box 338
Due West, SC  29639
United States
Contact Ms. Tobe Frierson
Senior Admissions Specialist
Phone: 864-379-2131

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Acceptance Rate

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Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
One recommendation
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan November 1st November 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
ACT Composite 23 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
Room & board
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

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100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
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Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
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Hispanic/Latino 3.7%
Black or African American 13.02%
White or Caucasian 67.68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.8%
Asian 1.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.48%
Other 13.18%


Male (54.34%)
Female (45.66%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 89%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Fall Fest, Spring Fling and Homecoming

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Literary societies, religious organizations, Student Government Organization, publications and honor societies

Campus Security & Safety

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
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Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No No No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
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Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 59
Part-time - 23
Male - 50
Female - 32