Patrick Henry College

Purcellville, VA

Patrick Henry College is a private, coeducational Christian liberal arts college. Its campus is located in Purcellville.

Website: www.phc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
277
Undergraduate
Students
(46.6%) 129 Women
(53.4%) 148 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
95% of 227 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
June 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.75
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
28 average
25-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$39,900
Tuition and Fees
$28,172
Room and Board
$10,728
Average Percent of Need Met
35%
Average Freshman Award
$14,200
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$44,000
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
19
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Purcellville Population
8,300
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
83% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Sentinel
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
0.3% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.5% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
42%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 1 2
Social Studies    
History 2  
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required June 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
Ten Patrick Henry Circle
City, State, Zip
Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone
(540) 441-8110
Fax
(540) 338-8707
E-mail
admissions@phc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
June 15
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Official transcripts from all colleges attended, reading list required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
95% of 227 applicants were admitted
Women
96% of 122 applicants were admitted
Men
94% of 105 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
53 (25%) of 216 admitted students enrolled
Women
25 (21%) of 117 admitted students enrolled
Men
28 (28%) of 99 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.75
3.75 and Above
67%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
 
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
25-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
47%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
16%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$39,900
Tuition and Fees
$28,172
Room and Board
$10,728
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
FinancialAid@phc.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Final deadline June 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
   
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
29 (56.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
15 (51.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
15 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
35%
Average Award
$14,200
Need-Based Gift
Received by 15 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,000
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 15 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 13 (86.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
29 (56.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,100

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
94 (38.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
70 (74.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
70 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
35%
Average Award
$14,600
Need-Based Gift
Received by 70 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,000
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 70 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 60 (85.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
140 (57.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,100

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
35%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$44,000
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
 
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Public Servants, Relatives of Clergy, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Not reported
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Political Science and Government, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Liberal arts/general studies, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
19
Part-Time Faculty
22
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
41%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 67% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
469,427
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
10
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Purcellville Population
8,300
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington, DC
Campus Size
119 acres

Weather

Temperature
21 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
21 miles from campus in Herndon
Nearest Train Station
113 miles from campus in Harpers Ferry, WV

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
83% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
17%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
after hours patrols by trained security personnel

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Sentinel
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Soccer x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Soccer x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, drama club, eden troupe, student government, chorale, college republicans, debate/moot court
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
277
Women
129 (46.6%)
Men
148 (53.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
245
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
0.3% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.5% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
72.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
74.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
42%
Average Starting Salary
42%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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