Emory & Henry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Emory & Henry College.
Emory & Henry enrolls 1,024 undergraduate students and 143 students in the College's graduate programs. 79.7% percent of our undergraduate students live on campus. Campus housing is available for graduate students at the Emory campus, or off-campus.
The student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1 and 74% of our classes have fewer than 20 students.
Tuition per semester is $17,250 and $34,500** annually for new, incoming first-year and transfer students. The average room cost for the academic year is $6,200 and average board cost is $5,620*, which includes 19 meals per week plus $280 in FlexDollars and $280 in OneCard cash.
*Total direct charges may vary based on selected meal plan, residence, and if student needs health insurance.
** Tuition rates are fixed (tuition freeze) for each entering class cohort group. This price represents tuition cost for New First-Year or Transfer students, and does not reflect tuition cost for Returning, Graduate, and Summer tuition rates, which will be available soon from this page.
Emory & Henry's liberal arts curriculum spans more than 27 areas of study, including our interdisciplinary programs, which allow students to combine classes from more than one subject area to create a more specialized major. 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.
Emory & Henry College offers a variety of merit; performance and interest program scholarships; and need-based grants. Approximately 99% of all students received financial aid and 84% received need-based financial aid. The average amount of grants and scholarships awarded to individual students for the 2016-17 academic year was $27,924.
Emory & Henry College professors are among the best in the nation, having been honored by national or state 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.
The average combined (math and verbal) SAT scores of E&H 2015-2016 cohort students is 1449. The middle 50 percent SAT Math score of cohort students is 430-550 and the middle 50 percent SAT verbal score is 430-565. The College's current acceptance rate is 72%. 41% percent of enrolled students graduated in the top 25 percent of their senior class.
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