Emory & Henry College
P.O. Box 947
Emory, Virginia 24327
Admission: Tel (800) 848-5493 or
Fax (540) 944-6935


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Emory & Henry College
Emory, Virginia 24327

 Emory & Henry College
Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, is one of America's best educational buys located in one of the nation's most beautiful settings.

College Description/Video
Emory & Henry, which enrolls approximately 900 students, is a four-year college firmly rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry is the oldest institution of higher education in Southwest Virginia. Known for its scenic beauty, Emory & Henry is located in Emory, Virginia, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is within view of Virginia's two highest peaks, Mount Rogers and White Top Mountain. Emory & Henry has a solid reputation for inspiring the gifts of all its students. Its motto, Increase in Excellence, speaks to its success in changing lives and making a difference for students from all walks of life. A measure of that reputation comes from Money Guide magazine, which for seven consecutive years has listed Emory & Henry as one of the top 100 college buys among American colleges and universities. In addition, for the past three years, U.S. News & World Report has listed it among the top five regional liberal arts colleges in the South.

Academic Life
The quality of Emory & Henry College is reflected in the successful careers of our loyal alumni. They include leading scientific researchers, well-known writers, and successful physicians, lawyers, educators, and business people. Emory & Henry students receive the full benefit of a high- quality faculty and a low student-faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Students build on their academic experience through valuable internships and research opportunities. Emory & Henry offers 37 majors and special programs leading to bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degrees in such fields as science, business, mass communications, education, music, and language studies. The college offers programs in pre-law, pre-medicine, sports medicine, and public policy and community service. An international studies program offers opportunities for study abroad and an international studies major.

Campus Life
At Emory & Henry, our students create the scene rather than step into it. On campus, students participate in theater, student government, the student newspaper, the college radio station, and an award-winning concert choir. They also enjoy a thriving religious life program and community-minded fraternities and sororities. Off campus, students volunteer their time with such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and Adopt-a-Highway. They have access to e-mail, the Internet, and campus computer centers. The mountains and lakes of the region provide endless opportunities for hiking, boating, fishing, cycling, and snow skiing. The Martin-Brock Student Center provides recreational facilities and exercise equipment as well as a snack bar, personal mailboxes, and meeting rooms. The campus also includes a nine-hole golf course, wellness trails, and tennis courts.

Facilities and Resources/Campus Map
Kelly Library offers access to more than 300,000 items, including books, periodicals, microforms, audiovisual materials, computer software, government publications, maps, and archival records. The library is a member of a consortium of four private college libraries in Northeast Tennessee and in Southwest Virginia, which allows users access to the holdings and collections of all four libraries. The library also provides online access to hundreds of other electronic databases. More than 100 computers in three main campus computer centers are available to students for a variety of tasks. Business students may use the computers for spreadsheet analysis. Writing students may use them to compose essays or to conduct online research. Students of mass communications may use color scanners and sophisticated software for publication design. Residence life has been enhanced by renovations to three main residence halls. Rooms have been enlarged into suites in Hillman Hall, which houses first-year men, while rooms and lounging areas in Weaver Hall, a women's residence, and Carriger Hall, which houses men, have been significantly improved.

Sports/Varsity Athletics
Emory & Henry plays in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and has posted nationally ranked teams in Division III NCAA football and basketball. The college provides six varsity sports for men (football, basketball, baseball, golf, soccer, and tennis) and six for women (volleyball, basketball, tennis, cross country, soccer, and softball). Athletic programs are headquartered in the King Health and Physical Education Center, which contains a basketball court with seating for 2,200 people, weight rooms, a handball court, and a junior Olympic swimming pool. Fullerton Field, featuring a 5,000-seat stadium constructed in 1990, serves as the site for football games. Students form club and intramural teams around a variety of sports, including rugby, swimming, soccer, wrestling, basketball, billiards, golf, racquetball, and table tennis.

Financial Aid/Scholarships
Emory & Henry offers a comprehensive program of financial aid to qualified applicants. Incoming first-year students may compete for merit scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $8,500. Persons who file all forms by February 15 receive consideration for merit scholarships. The Emory & Henry financial aid office works with all applicants to ensure that they receive the maximum state and federal financial aid for which they are eligible. Approximately 93 percent of current students receive some form of financial aid.

Admission Requirements/Application
In admission decisions, emphasis is placed on students who are highly motivated and academically well prepared. The admission requirements include four years of English, three or more units of mathematics (through Algebra II), two or more units of laboratory science, at least two units of a single foreign language, and two or more units of social studies and history. Among electives, at least one course in the fine arts is strongly recommended. Admissions staff consider the following factors in reviewing an application for admission: school record, grade point average, class rank, standardized test scores, quality of the applicant's personal essay, and involvement and leadership in extracurricular and community activities. In most cases, students are notified of the admission decision within one week after the receipt of the completed application.

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