Emory & Henry College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 947
Emory, VA 24327-0947
Tel: (276)944-4121; 800-848-5493; Admissions: (276)944-6133; Fax: (276)944-6934; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.ehc.edu/

Description: Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1836. Setting: 331-acre rural campus. Endowment: $59.2 million. Research spending 2002-03: $305,272. Educational spending 2002-03: $7394 per student. Total enrollment: 925. Faculty: 88 (69 full-time, 19 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 916 applied, 81% were admitted. 26% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 9 valedictorians. Full-time: 856 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 30 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 2 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 3% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 70% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $21,950 includes full-time tuition ($15,700), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($6050). College room only: $2930. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $655 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per semester hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 9% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, Student Virginia Education Association, student radio station, Campus Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Winter Forum, Homecoming, Opening Street Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 691 college housing spaces available; 600 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Kelly Library with 176,450 books, 31,821 microform titles, 5,129 serials, 6,169 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $759,736. 121 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Emory, in the Virginia Highlands, is approximately 20 miles north of Bristol, VA, just off exit 26 of I-81. The area is known for its scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, and abundance of talented craftspeople. In Abingdon, an historic town dating from the middle 1700's, the annual Virginia Highlands Festival brings together artists and craftspeople from throughout the eastern U.S. Just twenty minutes from the college campus is Mt. Rogers National Recreational Area, featuring numerous campgrounds, mountain streams, and miles of the Appalachian Trail.

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