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Tuition & Fees

$29,333

$29,333

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Very Selective

31%

acceptance rate

Accepted 991
Declined + 2,126
Total Received 3,117
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Private (nonprofit)

1,270

undergraduate students

5

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

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
36%
400-499
40%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
40%
400-499
40%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
27%
400-499
43%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
18%
18-23
46%
12-17
25%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
29%
18-23
42%
12-17
28%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
24%
18-23
54%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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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 1,275
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: 33,604), 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
69%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
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
13%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
36%
400-499
40%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
40%
400-499
40%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
27%
400-499
43%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
18%
18-23
46%
12-17
25%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
29%
18-23
42%
12-17
28%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
24%
18-23
54%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

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 Reasoning only Required of some

Very Selective

31%

acceptance rate

Accepted 991
Declined + 2,126
Total Received 3,117

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability

Important

Extracurricular activities
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

Not Considered

Recommendations

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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 $29,333
Room & board $10,487
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $41,220
Average Financial Aid - $21,829
Total with Avg. Aid $19,391

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,829

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,489,313
State $2,613,874
Institutional $544,152
Other external $565,872
Total $6,213,211

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $11,644,335
Other external $0
Total $11,644,335

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
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
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Arts
Computer Science
Economics/Finance
Education
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/K-6
Environmental Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
History
Integrated Marketing Communications
Kindergarten/Preschool Education
Literature
Marketing/Marketing Management
Mathematical Finance
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Music
Music Teacher Education
Musical Theatre
Parks/Recreation/Leisure
Physical Education
Political Science
Pre-Law Studies
Psychology
Religion/Philosophy
Science Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Management
Sustainable Business/Community Development
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts Administration
Therapeutic Recreation
Writing
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Undergraduate

100%

1,270
students

Female
52%
663

Male
48%
607

Graduate

0%

5
students

Female
100%
5

Male
0%
0

undergraduateFull-time

94%

1,203
students

Female
52%
623

Male
48%
580

undergraduatePart-time

6%

67
students

Female
60%
40

Male
40%
27

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
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

41%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

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 Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required 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

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Canada
Germany
Iceland
Lithuania
Poland
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Anastasia Barkova
Assistant Director of Admissions and International Student Counselor
704 645-4581
abarkova@catawba.edu

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