If you are thinking about applying to Catawba College, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
|Catawba College 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||12%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||67%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||65%|
Catawba College does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is moderately difficult to get into Catawba College. Catawba College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Catawba College accepted 52% of all applicants, around 1,696 of the 3,254 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Catawba College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to Catawba College must submit the following items. Double check with Catawba College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.8|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Catawba College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 81% submitted a class rank. At Catawba College 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Catawba College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||17.58%|
|3.50 and 3.74||14.06%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.11%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12.11%|
|2.50 and 2.9||15.63%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.95%|
Catawba College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Catawba College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 67% of Catawba College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 65% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Catawba College applicants, you should strive to earn between 950 and 1110 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Catawba College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1110 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Catawba College students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Catawba College students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Catawba College, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Catawba College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.
A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Catawba College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Catawba College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Catawba College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Catawba College?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Catawba College.
Does Catawba College accept transfer credits?
Catawba College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Catawba College accepts:
Does Catawba College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Catawba College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Catawba College?
Catawba College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Catawba College's acceptance rate?
Catawba College's acceptance rate is 52%.
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How hard is it to get into Catawba College? Catawba College is a somewhat selective institution. The Catawba College acceptance rate is 52%. This means that the institution accepts 52 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Catawba College is Aug 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Catawba College is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Catawba College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.59. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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