PO Box 338 Due West, SC 29639 864-379-8838
http://www.erskine.edu admissions@erskine.edu
About Erskine College
  • Year of Foundation 1839
  • Size of Campus 85 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Associate Reformed Presbyterian
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 594
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 55%, 45%, 23%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $23,000
  • Room and Board $8,325
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 578
Erskine College was founded by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1839. Prior to this time the church had established in Due West S.C an academy for men in 1835. This academy became Erskine College, the first four-year church-related college in South Carolina. By the time of the Civil War, Erskine had become one of the thriving colleges of the region with more than 100 students enrolled. Following the war, loyal supporters rebuilt the endowment wiped out by the conflict. They also financed construction of the Erskine Building and established Chairs in Chemistry and English Literature under widely respected professors. These professors helped Erskine establish a reputation for academic excellence as the college moved from the classical to liberal arts curriculum. Also enhancing this reputation were the Erskine literary societies, as old as the college, which trained championship debaters and supplemented speech and literary training. The large auditorium constructed in 1892 brought renowned speakers to Erskine and continued Erskine’s role as a cultural and educational center of the South Carolina Piedmont.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Student Christian Association; Campus Ministries; Denominational Groups; Erskine Gospel Choir; Student Fellowship at the Barn;
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 25%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Association of Minority Students
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 3
  • Other general policies honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Spring Fling; Soiree; Homecoming; Back to School Bash; Freshman Follies
  • Number of students in fraternities 3
  • Percent students who are frat members 14%
  • Number of honor societies Omicron Delta Kappa; Beta Beta Beta; Kappa Mu Epsilon; Phi Alpha Theta; Sigma Tau Delta; Theta Alpha Kappa;
  • Setting Rural
Transportation
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Greenville (45), Greenville (45)
  • Distance to nearest train Greenwood (25)
  • Distance to nearest bus Greenwood (25)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 90%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 33%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (57%), men's dorms (43%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 6
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing
  • Number Of Books in Library 263,976
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 1,826
  • Campus Safety late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms
  • Museums Bowie Arts Center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 62,897
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,040
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Milliken, Wachovia, Bank of America
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 3%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,200
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 70%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 73%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural