About Erskine College
Erskine College is a place where you can know and be known. Our tradition of excellence in liberal arts higher education goes back nearly 175 years to its founding in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, making it the oldest church-affiliated four-year college in South Carolina, and one of the most respected in the Southeast. Our mission as an academic community is to glorify God by equipping students to flourish as whole persons for lives of service. Erskine is small by design with a student body just under 600. Students live on our stately 95-acre campus in the town of Due West in historic Abbeville County, South Carolina. With a population of 1,200, it’s a quiet college town, perfect for study.
Our distinctive combination of excellent academics and close-knit community means your experience will be uniquely yours. Any of Erskine’s degree programs can be customized to create an appropriate course of study that suits your personal and career interests. Our core liberal arts curriculum gives you a broad context for your major and equips you for a lifetime of learning. You’ll be taught by excellent professors (not graduate students). For Erskine faculty, education goes beyond the classroom. They become mentors, taking a personal interest in your success in both life and learning. Erskine ranks among the best National Liberal Arts Colleges in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” More than half our graduates go on to graduate education, and nearly 100% of those applying to medical programs are accepted.
Being a small community provides many opportunities to get involved — more than you might think. There more than 40 student organizations and clubs as well as intramural sports competition. Erskine competes in 15 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level as a member of Conference Carolinas. Erskine’s six residence halls are clustered into two residential areas and are equipped with high-speed wireless internet. The residence halls are gender specific, comfortable and function like large homes. The architecture is stately and historic. The hub of student life is Watkins Student Center, which includes a grill and rec area with pool tables and ping-pong, and Java City coffee shop. There’s also a large study area and a TV lounge. You also have access to acres of tree-lined campus with benches, swings and gardens.
Facilities and Resources
Erskine’s spacious 90-plus acre campus in Due West, South Carolina, offers our students an idyllic setting for college life. Recently, Erskine invested more than $12 million on upgrading residence halls and other various academic buildings. The beautiful campus is filled with students who take seriously their academic pursuits. Erskine’s campus also provides classic and modern facilities. The signature towers of the newly renovated Erskine Building are complemented by a state-of-the-art science facility and a new music and math education complex.
Financial Aid / Tuition
Erskine offers an unparalleled education that is surprisingly affordable. Over 90% of our students receive some form of financial assistance from federal, state and institutional aid sources. The college offers a variety of scholarship opportunities that recognize students’ academic abilities, athletic talents, community service, dedication to the performing arts, and more.
Average GPA: 3.5
Average ACT middle 50 percent range score: 22-27
Average SAT middle 50 percent range score: 1050-1250
Essay required: No
Interview: Campus Visit Recommended
Application deadline: Rolling Admission
Application fee: Online Application is free.
Other Cool Facts
Institutional control: Board of Trustees
School type: Four-year
Academic calendar: Four-one-four semesters
Religious affiliation: Associate Reformed Presbyterian
School size: Small (fewer than 2,000 students)
Average class size: 14
Student-faculty ratio: 12:1
Number of registered organizations: 62