B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Catawba College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
2300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Catawba College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
32%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1110
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Catawba College

Cost

Net Price
$20,359/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,503/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,961/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,290/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,740/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,958/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,203Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • The ambitious vs those who hinder the ambitious
    75%
  • Laid Back
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
53%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Focused on Community and Familial feeling
    75%
  • One of the top 10 Theatre schools in the nation
    13%
  • One of the top 20 Theatre schools in the nation
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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Catawba College Reviews

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This is my first year attending Catawba, I can honestly say so far my experience has been great! Although I do wish professors should communicate with their students more, I understand it is our responsibility to go to the professors for any questions. There is a great amount of diversity, I already have a couple friends from parts of around the world, from Mexico, India, to Brazil and etc. I do not stay on campus, but I do have have who stay in dorms. Dorms are pretty big, and look comfy. Because Catawba is a private school, it is quite expensive, but by applying quick, they do give many scholarships!
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My experience at Catawba College has been tremendously great. The people and teachers are superior here and are willing to help you through academic struggles or even personal struggles; because they really care about their students. Another positive of this college is that the campus is a reasonable size and you will not get lost. On the other hand there are some little things that this college needs to work on, such as having a better wi-fi that will work for everybody and it will not kick you off of the wi-fi. Another thing that could be improved is the food they serve in the cafe, they could use more variety and add flavor to their food. Their are positives and negatives to any college you attend too, although the overview of Catawba College I would strongly recommend enrolling in this four-year college because of their excellent assistance, beautiful small campus, and all of the academic opportunities.
I attended Catawba from 1982-1986. I believe I received a quality education. I had a great experience with faculty, staff and students. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The cost was very reasonable. Of course the cost has gone up throughout the years as to be expected. There is so much to be said for a small private school. You receive so much one on one support if needed. I highly recommend this school. One of my former church members attended recently and had so many praises for Catawba. I believe everyone who chooses to attend will be pleased with the education, atmosphere and people.