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Catawba College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1851
Affiliation: United Church of Christ
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,235
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $34,652,573
Admissions Address

2300 W. Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Website

http://www.catawba.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@catawba.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Russell Watjen
Admissions office telephone: (800) 228-2922
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.applyweb.com/aw?catawba Tuition deposit: $250 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Lab N/A 3
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 2 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A 2
Total academic units 16 19

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 792
Total acceptances: 538
Total freshman enrollment: 244
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 440
Male acceptances: 276
Male freshman enrollment: 139
 
Female applicants: 352
Female acceptances: 262
Female freshman enrollment: 105
Out-of-state freshmen: 40%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 9%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 34%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 68%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 78%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 84%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 570
Math: 480 – 580
Combined: 930 – 1150

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.4% 0.0%
600-699 14.6% 18.9%
500-599 40.3% 45.2%
400-499 39.8% 33.0%
300-399 2.9% 2.9%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 19%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 26
Math: 18 – 26
Composite: 19 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.4% 6.5% 2.2%
24-29 28.3% 30.4% 31.1%
18-23 56.5% 45.7% 48.9%
12-17 10.9% 17.4% 17.8%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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