Newberry College

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2100 College Street

Newberry, SC 29108

Phone: (803) 276-5010
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Newberry College is a private institution that was founded in 1856. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,042, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 90 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Newberry College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 35. Its tuition and fees are $23,800 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Newberry College challenges and nurtures students for lifetimes of service and leadership through intellectual transformation, social development, a culture of physical well-being, and spiritual growth by providing a Christian education in the Lutheran tradition. Students from all faiths, ethnic backgrounds and nationalities are welcomed and embraced.

A small, private, residential, co-educational college with a diverse student population, Newberry College offers baccalaureate degrees in 30 majors, 35 minors, and 29 areas of concentration. Founded in 1856, the College is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of Schools of Music and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Core courses emphasize liberal arts, sciences, and technology. Among the most popular degrees are business administration, teacher education, biology, health professions, science, psychology, communications, and English. Unique degree offerings include social media. The College has a radio and television station, and offers 16 NCAA Division II sports, plus women's field hockey, competitive cheerleading, a dance team and a marching band.

Newberry College provides a tuition promise that ensures affordability for current and future students. This promise freezes current tuition rates for incoming freshman and currently enrolled students. Students will not see an increase in tuition for the 4 consecutive years they attend the College. Incoming transfer students also receive a similar guarantee.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1856
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $23,755,623


When applying to Newberry College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 13. The application fee at Newberry College is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 13

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Newberry College is 12:1, and the school has 64 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Newberry College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Education, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies; and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 25%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 20%
Education, General 13%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 9%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 9%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 9%

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Student Life

Newberry College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,042, with a gender distribution of 56.1 percent male students and 43.9 percent female students. At this school, 72 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 28 percent of students live off campus. Newberry College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,042
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Newberry College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Newberry 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 Newberry College, 82 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Newberry College.

Students who have cars on campus 82%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Newberry College, 90.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,378.

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Tuition and fees $23,800 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,000 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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