Catawba College

266 reviews
  1. Salisbury, NC
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Catawba College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
2300 W Innes St
Salisbury, NC 28144

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
36%
SAT Range
870-1100
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,665/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,766/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,123/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,809/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,496/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,042/ year

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.15 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,218Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • The ambitious vs those who hinder the ambitious
    83%
  • Laid Back
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
54%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Focused on Community and Familial feeling
    67%
  • One of the top 10 Theatre schools in the nation
    17%
  • One of the top 20 Theatre schools in the nation
    17%

After Catawba College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

266 reviews
  • Excellent
    49
  • Very Good
    80
  • Average
    96
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    22
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!
  • Freshman
  • 6 days ago
So far I am enjoying the school! The professors are involved and the campus is beautiful. The party scene is a little slow and the caf isn't the best food, but overall a nice school with nice people.
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago
Live Off Campus If You Can! THE CAFE SUCKS. The leftovers from lunch end up in something at dinner. The chef's are forced to mass produce rather than actually show some creativity and talent. If you're lucky, there will be one appetizing protein and one okay carb. Other than that, its PB&J or the salad bar which often times has items that are past their date. Sorry.. I just can't eat pizza EVERY night (even though this is supposed to be college).
  • College Junior
  • Jan 19 2010