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Catawba College is a private institution that was founded in 1851. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,279, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 276 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Catawba College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 17. Its tuition and fees are $26,820 (2013-14).
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The vitality of Catawba College lies in its tradition of strong academic programs blending the liberal arts and professional education; sensitive, concerned, but demanding, faculty who seek to engage students intellectually and socially; diverse students who share a seriousness of purpose; successful, loyal graduates and informed, committed trustees.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Church of Christ|
When applying to Catawba College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Catawba College is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 44.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||44.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Catawba College is 15:1, and the school has 66.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Catawba College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Visual and Performing Arts; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||37%|
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Catawba College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,279, with a gender distribution of 48.3 percent male students and 51.7 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus. Catawba College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Catawba College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Catawba College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Catawba College, 68 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Catawba College.
|Students who have cars on campus||68%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Catawba College, 83.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,225.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$26,820 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,410 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data