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Newberry College

Newberry, SC 4-Year Private

About Newberry College

Newberry College is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Newberry, SC, less than an hour from Columbia and Greenville, SC.

Founded in 1856, Newberry College currently enrolls around 1,256 students a year, including 1,256 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Newberry College's endowment was valued at $17,988,360 in 2021. For each full-time student, Newberry College spends about $6,472.

2021 Admissions Facts About Newberry College

Acceptance rate: 92%

Average GPA: 3.57

Mean ACT score: 19

Mean SAT score: 985

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at Newberry College in 2021?

Admission to Newberry College is moderately difficult. Around 92 percent of all applicants are admitted to Newberry College each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.57 /4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 985 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 19.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Newberry College a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 68 percent of students who start at Newberry College return for their second year of college. Out of the 277 students who started at Newberry College as first-time freshman, 107 graduate within four years.

Newberry College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 53 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 85 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $22,696 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Newberry College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Newberry College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

2100 College Street Newberry, SC 29108-2197

Campus Setting: Small Town

Newberry College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Newberry College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Newberry College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Newberry College ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above


16 to 21


16 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Newberry College is 19. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Newberry College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Newberry College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

880 - 1090


Math SAT Range

430 - 540


Reading SAT Range

440 - 560

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1090 and Above


880 to 1090


880 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Newberry College students is 985. Applicants with SAT scores of 1090 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Newberry College, while applicants with SAT scores between 880 to 1090 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 880 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Newberry College.

Newberry College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Newberry College is like? There are approximately 1,271 students enrolled at Newberry College. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from SC and 18% percent of students are from other states.


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