Erskine College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Erskine College
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Erskine College Admissions Overview:

Erskine College, with an acceptance rate of 64%, is not an overly selective school. Only around one-third of applicants were not accepted in 2015. To apply, those interested in the school should send in an application, scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, and a written personal statement.

Admissions Data (2015):

  • Erskine College Acceptance Rate: 64%

Erskine College Description:

Erskine College is a private Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church. The 90-acre campus is located in the small town of Due West, South Carolina. Biology and business are the most popular fields of study, and academics at Erskine are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate students, and the college has a strong placement rate for medical school, law school, and other graduate programs. Erskine's campus features a museum (the Bowie Arts Center) and a large athletic center with two gyms, a weight room, and a climbing wall.

In athletics, the Erskine Flying Fleet competes in the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas. The college fields six men's and eight women's intercollegiate teams.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 761 (622 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,560
  • Books: $2,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,900
  • Other Expenses: $3,800
  • Total Cost: $51,360

Erskine College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $34,864
    • Loans: $6,952

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Education, History, Psychology, Sports Management

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 60%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 23%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Erskine College Mission Statement:

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    "The mission of Erskine College is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person."