Erskine College


Enrollment: 578.

Student Body: 55% female, 45% male, 23% out-of-state, 3% international (10 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 7%, Caucasian 71%, Hispanic 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 63% freshmen return for sophomore year. 63% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 29% grads go on to further study within 1 year.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 11:1. 42 full-time faculty, 86% hold PhDs, 7% are members of minority groups, 38% are women.


Degrees: Bachelor’s, certificate, masters.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have 20-29 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Biology/biological sciences; business/commerce; elementary education and teaching.

Special Study Options: Double major, independent study, internships, study abroad, teacher certification program Combined degree programs: Medical Technology w/Medical Univ. of S.^Carolina. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include tutors.

Career services: Career/job search classes.


Housing: Mens dorms, women’s dorms 75% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Bowie Arts Center.


Environment: Rural.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/ theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook, campus ministries.

Organizations: 51 registered organizations, 6 honor societies.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis. Women: Basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Java City, The Phoenix, Watkins Student Center, Bowie Arts Center.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.83. 31% in top 10% of high school class, 67% in top 25% of high school class, 88% in top 50% of high school class. 85% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 490-610. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 471-580. ACT middle 50% range 23-27. Minimum paper TOEFL 550.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Application essay, academic GPA, recommendation(s), rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores, alumni/ae relation. Important factors considered include: Character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, talent/ability. Other factors considered include: Class rank, first generation, geographical residence, interview, level of applicants interest, racial/ethnic status, religious affiliation/commitment, state residency, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 4 English, 2 mathematics, 2 science, (2 science labs).

Freshman Admission Statistics: 500 applied, 75% admitted, 39% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), essay or personal statement, statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $25. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 11/15. Nonfall registration accepted. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $23,000. Room and board $8,325. Required fees $1,645. Average book expense $1,018.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institution’s own financial aid form, state aid form. Priority financial aid filing date 4/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 12/15.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid Federal ACG, Smart & Teach Grants. Loans: FFEL SubsidizedStafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, college/university loans from institutional funds, Alternative Loans.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available.

Financial Aid Statistics: 81% freshmen, 90% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 81% freshmen, 90% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 65% undergrads receive athletic scholarships. 82% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $14,756.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, alumni affiliation, athletics, leadership, minority status, music/drama, religious affiliation, state/district residency.

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