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Academics: Personal attention is the key to success. Pre-Med major

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I changed from being a BFA Musical Theatre Major to Integrated Marketing Communications. I am just getting started and warmed up to the way this new major operates. I like it a lot so far though. I think it will provide me with the knowledge I need to get one of the best jobs and most competitive jobs in our society. It also goes hand in hand with my first love, theatre. At the end of the day the major is helping me become a well rounded human being and it is helping me exercise all of the talents and gifts that I have been so graciously given.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: I think overall the curriculum is great. There are times where I regret attending a Liberal Arts college because there are certain subjects that I feel like I waste a great amount of my time on. When I could be focusing on subjects and topics that excite and fulfill me. I think Catawba provides us with a great amount of opportunities.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: One can experience jobs hands-on within sociology.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The curriculum is very advanced and challenging.

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The teachers really care about their students and their futures. They are readily available for consultation during and outside of their office hours. Class sizes are small, with roughly 20 or fewer students, which allows for students to have closer relationships with their professors. The workload is bearable in most of the general education classes. The College's music and theater departments have been named some of the best in the nation.

Facts & Statistics

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Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 60%
  • 20 to 49 students: 39%
  • 50 or more students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Evening & Graduate Studies
  • School of Performing Arts
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 17%
  • Elementary Education: 4%
  • Kindergarten and Preschool Education: 5%
  • Music History and Literature: 2%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Online Courses
Online courses are offered during the summer and winter. You, of course, need computer access to complete these courses. Most likely, you know the professor already or have at least heard of him or her before; it's not a big campus.
Best Places to Study
  • Corriher-Linn-Black Library
  • Lilly Center for Vocation and Values
Tips to Succeed
  • Ask other students or check before choosing particular professors and/or classes.
  • Check book prices online before purchasing them from the bookstore.
  • Get involved in clubs and events. You will meet all kinds of new people.
  • Go to class; do not miss more than the allotted amount of classes or your grade will fall.
  • You may have to change your study habits from the way they were in high school. High school and college are NOT the same.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 15 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 8 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 8 responses

  • 25% This was my dream school.
  • 75% This was one of my top choices.
  • 0% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
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