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Newberry College

Newberry, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%
Acceptance Rate57%

About Newberry College

Newberry College Overview

Newberry College is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Newberry, South Carolina. Newberry College was founded in 1856 and presently has around 1,242 students a year, which includes 1,237 undergrad students. Newberry College offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Newberry College by October 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Newberry College!

Love music or performing?

Thinking of pledging? Newberry College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Newberry College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Newberry College on the Student Life page.

2022 Newberry College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 36%
Tuition $25,650
Percent of Need Met 79.9%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $28,873

Is Newberry College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what Newberry College offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Newberry College Acceptance Rate 2022

Newberry College is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 57% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,160 students applied to Newberry College and 1,240 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Newberry College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 74% of students who start at Newberry College return the next year. Newberry College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 43%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Newberry College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Newberry College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 85% of graduates from Newberry College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with Newberry College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Newberry College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Newberry College's endowment was valued at $18 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Newberry College spends about $6,472 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Newberry College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Newberry College meets 79.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $28,873 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $28,411 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Newberry College.

Based on this information, does Newberry College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Newberry College a good school for you?

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Where is Newberry College Located?

Newberry College is located in the small town setting of Newberry, South Carolina, less than an hour from Columbia and Greenville.

If you want to see Newberry College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 26 to Newberry, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Columbia Metropolitan.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Newberry College and Newberry are like without leaving home.

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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.

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Newberry College ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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21 and Above


16 to 21


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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

950 - 1140


Math SAT Range

465 - 565


Reading SAT Range

470 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1140 and Above


950 to 1140


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Newberry College students is 985. Applicants with SAT scores of 1140 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Newberry College, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1140 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 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 1,242 students enrolled at Newberry College, including 1,237 undergraduate students and 5 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from SC and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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