The College is, and shall always remain, a Christian institution dedicated to bringing honor and glory to the Lord Jesus Christ in all of its activities. Each trustee, officer, faculty member, and student of the College, as well as all other employees and agents of the College as may be specified by resolution of the Board of Trustees, shall fully and enthusiastically subscribe to the Statement of Faith.
At PHC there are 3 apprenticeship categories:
1. Internships: work for an organization and credited by the number of hours worked; 40 hours = 1 credit
2. Directed writing projects: projects that are credited by number of pages written
3. Practicums: work projects that are supervised by PHC faculty and can be credited by either method or a combination
Thanks to Dean Jeff Thornhill, the Apprenticeship Program Coordinator, students receive guidance, mentorship, and support when searching for and completing their internship requirements. Internships are an invaluable asset to a PHC student's career. While many internships are unpaid, the student is paid in something far more valuable: job-experience, resume content, skill sets, and often open doors after graduation.
Ever wonder why an institution would choose to refuse federal funding if it would make college cheaper for students? The answer is that Patrick Henry College wishes to remain independent from the agendas promoted by nationalized monies. Since PHC is unattached to any purse strings of the federal government, PHC is free to promote Christian and conservative principles without fear of reprecussion and to protect its philosophy of education. To help offset the more expensive tuition, PHC offers significant in-house, merit-based scholarships to students, thereby cutting the cost of attending a private institution.
If you want to hear about the ways you can afford a Christian college education, check out our on-demand webinar, Affording a Christian College Education!
PHC stands apart as one of the nation’s very best “pre-law” colleges, and our alumni are the proof. The program gives students access one of the nation’s leading pre-law advisors, along with world-class coaching that has made PHC the 10-time national champion in intercollegiate moot court. With an average LSAT score that is well above the 90th percentile, PHC’s graduates are often admitted to the most prestigious law schools in the United States – schools like Harvard, Yale, and Columbia. PHC alumni are prepared to excel, routinely making law reviews, flourishing in law school moot court competitions, earning clerkships with the highest federal courts (including two who are currently clerking at the Supreme Court), and working at some of the world’s most prestigious law firms from New York to San Francisco. And above all, PHC equips students to be lifelong advocates for truth and justice.