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Catawba College
Salisbury, NC
Catawba, founded in 1851, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 210-acre campus is located in Salisbury, within 50 miles of Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,297
   Women 697 (53.7%)
   Men 600 (46.3%)
Graduate Students 9
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 47% of 2,528 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.71 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $44,333
  Tuition and Fees $29,333
  Room and Board $10,487
Average Percent of Need Met 78%
Average Freshman Award $26,992
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 83
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Salisbury Population 33,604
Nearest Metropolitan Area Charlotte, NC
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 69% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Indians
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
19.1% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.7% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students 2.1% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning 72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 39.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 33%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported