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Newberry College
Newberry, SC
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,070
   Women 495 (46.3%)
   Men 575 (53.7%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 60% of 1,445 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 475 average
420-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 460 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20 average
17-20 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $40,990
  Tuition and Fees $25,600
  Room and Board $9,790
Average Percent of Need Met 67%
Average Freshman Award $22,048
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 65
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
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 96% of freshmen, 82% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Wolf
Sororities 27% of women participate
Fraternities 21% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
27.0% Black/African-American
4.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.2% White
5.0% Unknown
International Students 4.2% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning 66.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 28.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.3%