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  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
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Catawba is an above-average private college located in Salisbury, North Carolina in the Greensboro Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,243 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Catawba acceptance rate is 47%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Music History and Literature. Graduating 53% of students, Catawba alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,600.
About Catawba College...
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
47%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
850-1090
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$19,275/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,474/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,406/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,781/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,048/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,076/ year
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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
1,243Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
42%
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
83%
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
$38,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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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!
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I am an alum of Catawba College and I can say I would not be as successful or as educated had I not gone to Catawba. What they say in their mission statement is true 'an education rich in personal attention'. At Catawba you get personal attention from your professors who care deeply about your success. You get to know your professors personally which I think is something beautiful that you do not get at every institution. Ultimately, I believe the college experience is what you make it at any place you attend, but Catawba grants students’ opportunities to become better in all sense of the word spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally.
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!