Erskine College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Erskine College

Erskine College is a private Christian liberal arts college associated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church situated in Due West, South Carolina. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from Academics at the school are supported by a 12 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Erskine has an outstanding placement rate for medical school, law school, and other graduate programs. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. The Erskine Flying Fleet plays in the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas.


  • Total Enrollment: 708 (574 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 56% Male/44% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,150
  • Books: $2,100
  • Room and Board: $11,350
  • Other Expenses: $3,900
  • Total Cost: $53,500

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 72%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,778
    • Loans: $3,454

Academic Programs Offered

Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Psychology

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 54%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Rodeo, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Rodeo, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Acrobatics

Overview of Erskine College Admissions

Erskine College, with an acceptance rate of 58%, is not an overly selective school. 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                        

  • Erskine College Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 460/580
    • SAT Math: 470/560
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Composite: 18/23
    • ACT English: 16/24
    • ACT Math: 17/23

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

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

State University of New York at Fredonia, Montclair State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

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

San Jose State University, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Hampton University, Washington State University, East Carolina University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

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

United States Military Academy, Hofstra University, Temple University, Seton Hall University, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama

Applying to Erskine College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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