Newberry College

2100 College St, Newberry, United States
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Overview of Newberry College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,181
    • Men:663 (56.1%)
    • Women:518 (43.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Newberry 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
3
4
Mathematics
2
3
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
1
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
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
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2100 College Street
City, State, Zip
Newberry, SC  29108-2197
Phone
(803) 321-5127
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

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
82% of 1,573 applicants were admitted
Women
78% of 592 applicants were admitted
Men
84% of 981 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $26,424 (64.76153129748542%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,666 (26.140875447281996%)
  • Other Expences: - $850 (2.083231214156169%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,862 (7.014362041076418%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Newberry 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 March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003440
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
266 (93.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
245 (92.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
245 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
27 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$22,497
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 245 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,866
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 204 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,136
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 27 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
39 (13.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,836

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
986 (93.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
897 (91.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
897 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
149 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$22,269
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 896 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,229
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 701 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,916
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 145 (16.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
157 (14.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,686

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
90%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,380
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
19.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

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


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

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

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
342,648

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Newberry College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


65.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


28.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


52.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (29)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems and Services, 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

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, Biological/life sciences, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry, pharmacy with Presbyterian College

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


10,255

Nearest Metropolitan Area


90 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Columbia and Greenville, SC

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Columbia
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 of College Housing


82% of all students

Housing Restrictions


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%

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
Wolf
School Colors
Scarlet and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Newberry College offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,159

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,181
Women
518
Men
663

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

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources