Erskine College is nestled in the academic village of Due West, a town of 1,200 residents located in historic Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War History. The town and the college, with a number of antebellum buildings, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An annual spring festival brings a large number of tourists to share in the cultural and historic heritage of the county.
Due West is located near a number of lakes and recreational areas and within easy access to Interstate Routes 26 and 85 and the cities of Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbia, and Greenville. Greenwood and Anderson are each about 20 miles away. The town provides a restful and quiet atmosphere for study.
Erskine’s spacious 90-acre campus provides both classic and modern facilities. The signature towers of the Erskine Building are complemented by a state-of-the-art science facility and a new music and math education complex. Centrally located on the campus is the Bowie Arts Center, a modern museum and gallery. The Galloway Activities Center contains two gyms, racquetball courts, an aerobics/weight room, a climbing wall, and an athletic training facility. The Literary Societies, as old as the college, are located on campus. Students eat at an award-winning cafeteria and in campus cafés.
At Erskine, students are taught by professors, not graduate students, and the curriculum is based on the liberal arts tradition. Erskine is about mentoring and relational learning designed to spur greatness, enhance academic growth, and prepare tomorrow’s leaders. Erskine is committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience designed to develop the whole person.
Erskine faculty members share their lives and challenge students to excel in all aspects of life. Erskine is committed to educating the next generation of lifelong learners that will make an impact on their families, their communities, their country, and the world.
The college maintains sound and varied recreational and athletic programs. The college encourages sports activities among all students in a belief that participation in sport at the intercollegiate, intramural, or recreational level aids in the overall personal development of the individual.
Erskine competes on the intercollegiate level as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and as a member of Conference Carolinas.
The College fields 14 intercollegiate teams: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, baseball, softball, volleyball and women’s lacrosse.
An Erskine education is an experience, the value of which cannot be easily measured in dollars. More than 90 percent of our students receive financial assistance. In addition to traditional sources of financial aid, such as federal and state aid, Erskine offers a variety of scholarships to those students who demonstrate academic ability and who will enrich the Erskine community. Erskine invites students and their families to become part of its family and is dedicated to working with them to help finance an investment in the Erskine experience.