Newberry College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Newberry College
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Newberry College Admissions Overview:

Newberry College has an acceptance rate of 60%, making it only somewhat selective. Students will generally need good grades and test scores to be admitted. Those interested in applying to Newberry will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay. For complete details and instructions (along with important dates and deadlines) be sure to visits the school's website, or get in touch with an admissions counselor.

Admissions Data (2016):

Newberry College Description:

Founded in 1856, Newberry College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. The 90-acre is located a short walk from downtown Newberry, South Carolina, a town of about 10,000 people. Columbia is about 45 minutes to the southeast, and Charlotte, North Carolina, is less than two hours away. Students can choose from 25 majors and 33 minors, and professional fields such as business, nursing, and communications are popular among students. Academics are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The college does well with financial aid, and most students receive some form of grant or scholarship aid. Newberry is a largely residential campus, and most students live in one of the six residence halls. Student life is active with over 50 clubs and organizations. Athletics are popular, and the college has extensive sports and fitness facilities. The Newberry Wolves compete in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference. The college fields eight men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,070 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54% Male / 46% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,600
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,844
  • Other Expenses: $3,200
  • Total Cost: $39,544

Newberry College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 81%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,792
    • Loans: $6,691

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communications, Nursing, Physical Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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