Catawba is a private college located in Salisbury, North Carolina in the Greensboro Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,268 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Catawba acceptance rate is 42%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Music History and Literature. Graduating 43% of students, Catawba alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,300.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses
Most Popular Majors
Music History and Literature22 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science16 Graduates
Kindergarten and Preschool Education13 Graduates
Elementary Education10 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management10 Graduates
Athletic Training9 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
Catawba College Reviews
Just from visiting the campus, I felt like I belonged! The students, staff, and community were all very informative and welcoming.
Catawba College has a beautiful campus, and I feel that its faculty and staff are very invested in student success. Of course, it does come with set backs, Catawba is expensive, and it can make school a little stressful when you're hurting for cash. But if you use the resources provided, you can find ways to lower the cost and make it affordable. On top of that, Catawba is a small school in a small city, so the party scene isn't great, however, there are many activities provided on campus that makes your time here worth while.
As a first gen, catawba really helped me thrive. The relationships that were built while I was there have been steadfast. People complain that there's nothing to do b/c they always stay in their dorms. Get out, meet people, have fun, work hard, and you'll come to realize these 4 brick walls titled "Catawba" can change your life like nothing else can. Fair Catawba!