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Emory and Henry College

Emory, Virginia

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Emory and Henry College overview
Location Emory, Virginia
Online ehc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Emory and Henry College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Established in 1836, Emory and Henry College is a private liberal arts institution nestled in the highlands of Southwest Virginia, in the small town of Emory, near the larger city of Bristol. The campus, renowned for its historic and stately architecture, including Wiley Hall which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, spans over 335 acres and provides a picturesque setting for the college's academic and extracurricular pursuits. Emory and Henry emphasizes rigorous academics with a broad range of undergraduate programs, with strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Students have the opportunity to live on-campus, fostering a close-knit residential experience that complements their academic endeavors. Known for its accessible faculty and a collaborative atmosphere, Emory and Henry maintains a moderately selective admissions process.

In the most recent statistical year 2,288 prospective students applied, and 2,216 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 347 enrolled in the school.  1,329 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 29 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,500 plus fees of $655. Emory and Henry College is ranked 780 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Emory and Henry College is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
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SAT 960/1150
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.5

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Emory and Henry College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$655
Room and Board $13,800
Budget for Other Expenses$2,900
Total One Year Cost$53,055

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Emory and Henry College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 20%
Business 9%
History 9%
Communication 7%
Physical Sciences 7%

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