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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: www.catawba.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,325
Undergraduate
Students
(53.4%) 708 Women
(46.6%) 617 Men
6
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
42% of 3,125 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.75
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$45,842
Tuition and Fees
$30,520
Room and Board
$10,488
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$27,707
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,836
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
86
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
57% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Indians
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
20.1% Black/African-American
7.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.3% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students
3.8% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
35.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
31.0%
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