Nestled in the Virginia mountains of Appalachian Highlands stands our nearly 350-acre Campus in Emory, the School of Health Sciences in Marion, and the Equestrian Center in Bristol. Beautiful and historic, our Emory Campus was founded in 1836—making us the first college in Southwest Virginia. We are devoted to the belief that education can have a transformational effect on an individual, a place and the wider world. Our campus is breathtaking—but we are more proud of our diverse, successful and happy graduates. We are ranked among the nation’s best private, liberal arts institutions—where comprehensive learning prepares students for the world.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Equestrian

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


The College maintains a rolling admission policy accepting the free E&H application or The Common Application. The E&H application opens on July 1 for the following year’s enrollment. Students applying early have priority in class and housing selection. A dedicated admission counselor aids students throughout the application and enrollment process. Students should submit an official high school transcript and have the option to submit test scores (SAT of ACT). Test scores are not required. An essay is not required. The deadline to apply for fall admission is July 22.


Emory & Henry College is the choice for students transferring from any community college, public or private institution. We work hard to incorporate the credit hours you have earned from previous institutions—saving you time as you work towards your degree. With admission agreements, articulation agreements and pathway programs, it’s now easier than ever to complete your degree. Complete the application, essay, dean’s certificate and send your transcripts from any previously attended institution. Apply by July 22 for the fall semester and Dec. 1 for the spring semester.

Additional Information

Scholarships & Financial Aid

At Emory & Henry, we’re committed to making education affordable. 99 percent of students receive institutional assistance that includes generous scholarships and grants. First-year and transfer students are eligible for academic scholarships. In addition, a student may pursue performance, interest or NCAA Division II athletics scholarship. Performance and interest scholarships are available in Art, Bonner Scholars, Equestrian Riding, Healthcare, Honors, Music, STEM and Theatre. Interest scholarships range from Cheer & Dance to Civic Leader Scholars, Color & Winter Guard, Marching Band, Men's Rugby and Spiritual Life interns.

Student Life

Around 50% of the campus population participates in varsity athletics. We offer Division II athletics where student-athletes can manage their academic, athletic and co-curricular interests. Sports include baseball, basketball, cheer and dance, cross country, equestrian, football, golf, lacrosse, women's rugby, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, wrestling and volleyball.

We proudly offer intramural sports, club sports and student organizations. There are clubs for eSports, fencing, men's rugby, men's volleyball, unified sports, women's soccer and women's lacrosse. Intramural sports include basketball, bouldering/rock climbing, dodgeball, flag football, frisbee golf, goat rodeo, indoor soccer, kickball, ping pong, speed lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, sand and court volleyball. You’ll find an indoor 25-meter pool, sand volleyball court, nine-hole golf course, multi-court, climbing wall, a bouldering crag and an 18-hole disc golf course.

Visit us

Personalized visits and admission events may include touring campus with student ambassadors, speaking with admission counselors, coaches or faculty members, meeting with financial aid, or interviewing and auditioning for scholarships. From the red brick walkways to the columns and green rolling hills, you will see why we consistently hear that we have one of the most beautiful and friendly campuses. While we are in a scenic part of the Appalachian Highlands close to outdoor recreation, where there is plenty of local art, food, music, shopping and culture.

“You must get up, rise up and focus–and when somebody asks you where you went to college, you stand tall and say, ‘Emory & Henry,’ in the prosperous, life-giving, music-shaking, soul-quaking, intellect-making hills of Southwest Virginia in Appalachia where America found her voice because unto those hills, through them and over them, came you.” Adriana Trigiani, best-selling author, film director, Southwest Virginia native and co-founder of The Origin Project, in her address to the graduating class of 2018.

Adriana Trigiani
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Admissions office

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School location

P.O. Box 947
Emory, VA 24327, United States of America

Phone number

(276) 944-6133