Emory and Henry College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Emory and Henry College

Emory and Henry College is a private liberal arts college in Emory, Virginia. Emory and Henry is a college offering personalized learning experiences, with a student/faculty ratio of just 10 to 1. The college offers degrees in 25 undergraduate areas of study. Students are engaged outside of class as well, participating in more than 70 organizations and clubs. The Emory and Henry Wasps play in the NCAA Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,246 (979 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male/53% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,100
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $12,100
  • Other Expenses: $2,400
  • Total Cost: $50,800

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,710
    • Loans: $6,699

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Visual and Performing Arts

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 28%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 60%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Emory and Henry College Admissions

Emory and Henry College has an acceptance rate of 70%. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the next steps of the application process. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

  • Emory and Henry Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Test Scores-25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 500/600
    • SAT Math: 480/560
    • ACT Composite: 18/24
    • ACT English: 17/24
    • ACT Math: 18/23

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Emory and Henry College, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If Emory and Henry College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Emory and Henry College, then you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Texas State University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Rider University, Old Dominion University, Georgia State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Emory and Henry College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University

Applying to Emory and Henry College

Application Deadline: Rolling

Undergraduate Admissions Website: https://www.ehc.edu/admission/

Undergraduate Application Link(s): https://www.ehc.edu/admission/apply-now/

Graduate Admissions Website: https://www.ehc.edu/admission/how-to-apply/graduate/

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