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Tuition & Fees

$29,920

$29,920

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,190
Declined + 1,338
Total Received 2,528
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Private (nonprofit)

1,306

undergraduate students

9

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Education
  3. Sports/health Sciences
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Codes

SAT 5103
ACT 3080

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
29%
400-499
45%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
35%
400-499
36%
300-399
16%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
22%
400-499
45%
300-399
25%
200-299
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
18%
18-23
40%
12-17
34%
30-36
5%
24-29
28%
18-23
39%
12-17
28%
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
51%
12-17
23%
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School Facts

Catawba College, founded in 1851, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 276-acre campus is located in Salisbury, NC, within 50 miles of Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,315
Established in 1851
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Other
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Salisbury, NC

276-acre, suburban campus in Salisbury (population: 34,001), within 50 miles of Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Charlotte; smaller airport serves Greensboro.

Catawba College
2300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
29%
400-499
45%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
35%
400-499
36%
300-399
16%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
22%
400-499
45%
300-399
25%
200-299
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
18%
18-23
40%
12-17
34%
30-36
5%
24-29
28%
18-23
39%
12-17
28%
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
51%
12-17
23%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,190
Declined + 1,338
Total Received 2,528

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Cindy Barr
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 CATAWBA
F: 704 637-4222
admission@catawba.edu

Cost

Tuition $29,920
Room $6,188
Board $4,300
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $41,808
Average Financial Aid - $23,873
Total with Avg. Aid $17,935

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,873

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,420,493
State $2,780,420
Institutional $269,611
Other external $229,121
Total $5,699,645

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $14,126,703
Other external
Total $14,126,703

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
South Atlantic Conference (Division II), Deep South Lacrosse Conference
Mascot
Indians
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration of Justice
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Arts
Computer Science
Economics/Finance
Education
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/K-6
Environment/Sustainability
Exercise Science
History
Integrated Marketing Communications
Kindergarten/Preschool Education
Literature
Mathematical Finance
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Music
Music Teacher Education
Musical Theatre
Physical Education
Politics
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Health
Psychology
R.N.-B.S.N.
Recreation
Religion/Philosophy
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Management
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts Administration
Theatre Arts Education
Therapeutic Recreation
Writing
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Undergraduate

99%

1,306
students

Female
54%
706

Male
46%
600

Graduate

1%

9
students

Female
100%
9

Male
0%
0

undergraduateFull-time

95%

1,252
students

Female
54%
668

Male
46%
584

undergraduatePart-time

5%

54
students

Female
71%
38

Male
29%
16

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

33%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

34

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Germany
Iceland
New Zealand
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Cindy Barr
Vice President of Enrollment
704 645-4584
clbarr14@catawba.edu

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