Catawba College

2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, United States
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Overview of Catawba College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,325
    • Men:617 (46.6%)
    • Women:708 (53.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Catawba College is 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2300 West Innes Street
City, State, Zip
Salisbury, NC  28144-2488
Phone
(704) 637-4402
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
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
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
42% of 3,125 applicants were admitted
Women
43% of 1,535 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 1,590 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
408 (31%) of 1,325 admitted students enrolled
Women
198 (30%) of 661 admitted students enrolled
Men
210 (32%) of 664 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.75
375 And Above
50%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,520 (66.57650189782295%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,488 (22.87858295885869%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,400 (3.0539679769643557%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,434 (7.490947166353998%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Catawba College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002914
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
325 (93.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
291 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
291 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
89 (30.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$26,659
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 199 (68.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,347
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 204 (70.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,334
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 289 (99.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
52 (14.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,652

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,107 (89.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,020 (92.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,019 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
269 (26.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$24,637
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 764 (75.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,930
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 792 (77.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,467
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 896 (87.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
190 (15.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,130

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,471
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Education, Home Economics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,589

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


86

Part-Time Faculty


73

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


42%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
503,460

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
175
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Catawba College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


35.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


42.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


45.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Elementary Education
  • Science Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


33,604

Nearest Metropolitan Area


276 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Charlotte, NC

Weather


Temperature
26.6 average low in January, 83.6 average high in September
Rain
112 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Charlotte
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Salisbury
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Salisbury

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


57% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


43%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Indians
School Colors
Navy and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Catawba College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, volunteer catawba, catawba ambassadors (admissions guides), blue masque (drama), fellowship of christian athletes, wigwam productions (student activities board)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,267

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,325
Women
708
Men
617

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

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


6

Student Resources

Study resources