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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  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
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
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.
About Catawba College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
2300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
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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
42%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1100
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$19,172/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,662/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,268Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
54
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • The ambitious vs those who hinder the ambitious
    62%
  • focussed and family style
    15%
  • Laid Back
    15%
  • Diverse
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
50%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Focused on Community and Familial feeling
    62%
  • One of the top 20 Theatre schools in the nation
    15%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • One of the top 10 Theatre schools in the nation
    8%
  • Underrated
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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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Just from visiting the campus, I felt like I belonged! The students, staff, and community were all very informative and welcoming.
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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!