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Newberry College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1856
Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 851
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

2100 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Website

http://www.newberry.edu/

Admissions E-mail

admissions@newberry.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: John Casey
Admissions office telephone: (800) 845-4955
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.newberry.edu/forms/application_adm.htm Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 1
Academic electives 1 1
Total academic units 15 15

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
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 21
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 64%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 64%
Total applicants: 855
Total acceptances: 544
Total freshman enrollment: 265
 
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: 449
Male acceptances: 286
Male freshman enrollment: 150
 
Female applicants: 406
Female acceptances: 258
Female freshman enrollment: 115
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 10%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 27%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 61%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 95%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 81%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 430 – 530
Math: 440 – 540
Combined: 870 – 1070

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.5% 1.3%
600-699 12.8% 6.3%
500-599 15.4% 32.5%
400-499 64.9% 53.2%
300-399 6.4% 6.8%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 38%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 17 – 20

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% N/A N/A
24-29 3.7% N/A N/A
18-23 25.3% N/A N/A
12-17 71.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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