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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.

Website: catawba.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,331
Undergraduate
Students
(54.9%) 731 Women
(45.1%) 600 Men
0
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
50% of 3,335 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.45
SAT Math
460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
470-560 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
17-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$94,148
Tuition and Fees
$78,510
Room and Board
$10,804
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$29,432
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$27,806
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
83
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Salisbury Population
33,604
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Charlotte, NC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
61% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Indians
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
22.0% Black/African-American
9.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.2% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students
2.7%
First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
81.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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