If you want to apply to Catawba College, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of Catawba College's admissions stats.
|Catawba College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||18%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||33%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||49%|
These are the application deadlines for Catawba College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Catawba College does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Catawba College is moderately difficult. Catawba College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Catawba College accepted 56% of all applicants, approximately 1,234 from 2,199 applicants.
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.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Catawba College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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're strong.
What does Catawba College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Catawba College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Catawba College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Catawba College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.8|
Students admitted to Catawba College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6. Catawba College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 82% submitted a class rank. At Catawba College 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 71% were in the top 50%.
At Catawba College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||17%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11%|
|2.50 and 2.9||10%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Catawba College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Catawba College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Catawba College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 33% of Catawba College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Catawba College applicants, you should aim to earn between 950 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Catawba College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 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 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Catawba College students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
To be most competitive at Catawba College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Catawba College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Catawba College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is not 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:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
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?
❌ No, Catawba College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Catawba College's acceptance rate?
✅ Catawba College's acceptance rate is 56%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Catawba College?
❌ Catawba College does not offer early decision.
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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 56%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Catawba College is Aug 15.
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
26 and Above
18 to 26
18 and Less
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 3.64. 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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