Newberry, founded in 1856, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 60-acre campus is located in Newberry, 35 miles northwest of Columbia.

Website: www.newberry.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,181
Undergraduate
Students
(43.9%) 518 Women
(56.1%) 663 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
82% of 1,573 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
460-550 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
460-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$40,802
Tuition and Fees
$26,424
Room and Board
$10,666
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$22,073
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,380
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
61
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Newberry Population
10,255
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbia and Greenville, SC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wolf
Sororities
27% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
26.2% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.5% White
5.6% Unknown
International Students
4.8% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 3 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2  
History   1
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2100 College Street
City, State, Zip
Newberry, SC 29108-2197
Phone
(803) 321-5127
Fax
 
E-mail
admission@newberry.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 1,573 applicants were admitted
Women
78% of 592 applicants were admitted
Men
84% of 981 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
371 (29%) of 1,288 admitted students enrolled
Women
144 (31%) of 462 admitted students enrolled
Men
227 (27%) of 826 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
460-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
42%
Score of 300 - 400
14%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
460-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
5%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
41%
Score of 300 - 400
10%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
16%
Score of 18 - 23
56%
Score of 12 - 17
26%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 8%
Top quarter: 30%
Top half: 60%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$40,802
Tuition and Fees
$26,424
Room and Board
$10,666
Books and Supplies
$850
Other Expenses
$2,862
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003440
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
304 (93.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
278 (92.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
278 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
36 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$22,073
Need-Based Gift
Received by 278 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,639
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 229 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,953
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 35 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
43 (13.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,739

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,089 (93.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
996 (91.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
996 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
171 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$22,183
Need-Based Gift
Received by 996 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,296
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 793 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,625
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 161 (16.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
166 (14.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,302

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
90%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,380
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Marketing, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, forestry, pharmacy with Presbyterian College
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
61
Part-Time Faculty
72
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
36%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
342,648
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
21
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Newberry Population
10,255
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbia and Greenville, SC
Campus Size
90 acres

Weather

Temperature
32.1 average low in January, 88.8 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Newberry
Nearest Train Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Columbia

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
18%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wolf
School Colors
Scarlet and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, national fraternities, national sororities, national society of leadership and success, kappa delta, sigma sigma sigma, alpha xi delta, kappa alpha order
Sororities
27% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,181
Women
518 (43.9%)
Men
663 (56.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,159
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
26.2% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.5% White
5.6% Unknown
International Students.
4.8% from 25 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
49.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
52.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Average Starting Salary
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 9%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 12%
Education 4%

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