Emory & Henry College, also known as E&H or Emory, is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Emory, Virginia, United States that was founded in 1836. The campus comprises 335 acres (1.36 km2) of Washington County, which is part of Appalachian highlands of Southwest Virginia. Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Southwest Virginia. Emory & Henry College is named after John Emory and Patrick Henry, an American patriot and Virginia's first governor. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,024, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 325 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Emory and Henry College's ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 168. Emory & Henry College's liberal arts academic program is based upon a required four-year core curriculum of history, literature, and culture. The college has more than 25 academic programs of study, offers more than 50 bachelor degrees, and offers master's degrees in education and community and organizational leadership.