Tuition & Fees

$30,520

$30,520

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
50%
300-399
7%
200-299
7%
600-699
21%
500-599
43%
400-499
36%
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
22%
400-499
45%
300-399
25%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
24%
18-23
46%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
44%
12-17
29%
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
52%
12-17
23%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,325
Declined + 1,800
Total Received 3,125
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Private (nonprofit)

1,325

undergraduate students

14

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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Location

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 1,339
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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
57%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
81%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
50%
300-399
7%
200-299
7%
600-699
21%
500-599
43%
400-499
36%
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
22%
400-499
45%
300-399
25%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
24%
18-23
46%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
44%
12-17
29%
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
52%
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

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,325
Declined + 1,800
Total Received 3,125

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

Elaine P. Holden
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 CATAWBA
F: 704 637-4222
admissions@catawba.edu

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,637

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $30,520
Room $6,188
Board $4,300
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $42,408
Average Financial Aid - $24,637
Total with Avg. Aid $17,771

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,457,990
State $2,788,441
Institutional $196,774
Other external $215,035
Total $5,658,240

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $16,358,556
Other external
Total $16,358,556
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 228-2922
F: 704 637-4252
finaid@catawba.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kelli Hand
Director of Financial Aid
kmhand@catawba.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Kickball, Racquetball, Sand Volleyball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Larry Leckonby (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Nan Whitley (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
South Atlantic Conference, Deep South Lacrosse Conference
Mascot
Indians
School colors
blue and white

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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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

1,339

total students

81%

in-state

19%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

1,325
students

Female
53%
708

Male
47%
617

1%

14
students

Female
93%
13

Male
7%
1

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,267
students

Female
53%
664

Male
47%
603

5%

58
students

Female
76%
44

Male
24%
14

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
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

35%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

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

Summer: 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

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

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 17
Countries most often represented Australia
Germany
Iceland
New Zealand
South Africa
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Elaine P. Holden
Vice President of Enrollment Management
704 645-4584
epholden@catawba.edu

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