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Newberry College

Newberry, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%

Newberry College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Newberry College. Around 57% of applicants get into Newberry College each year. Last year, 2,160 students applied to Newberry College and 1,240 were admitted.

Reach out to Newberry College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Students who apply to Newberry College for the fall semester should hear back from Newberry College by October 1.

Newberry College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Newberry College's admissions stats.

Newberry College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 7%
Mean SAT Score 985
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 36%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 24%
Waitlist No

Newberry College Application Deadlines

Check with Newberry College directly for more info on application deadlines.

Applying Early to Newberry College?

Newberry College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Newberry College directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Newberry College Admissions

How To Get Into Newberry College

Getting into Newberry College is moderately difficult.

In 2022, Newberry College accepted 57% of students, around 1,240 of the 2,160 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Newberry 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.

Transferring to Newberry College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Newberry College

Newberry College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Newberry College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Newberry College

What does Newberry College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Academic GPA Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Newberry College for more information on admission factors.

Newberry College Application Requirements

To apply to Newberry College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Newberry 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)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Newberry College?

Students admitted to Newberry College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 13.8% submitted a class rank. At Newberry College 7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 17% were in the top 25% and 55% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Newberry College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 26.9%
3.75 and 3.99 11.9%
3.50 and 3.74 15.4%
3.25 and 3.49 15.4%
3.00 and 3.24 12.9%
2.50 and 2.9 14.7%
2.00 and 2.49 2.8%

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 Newberry College directly.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

Newberry 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 2022, 36% of Newberry College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Newberry College?

To be competitive with other Newberry College applicants, you should strive to score between 950 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Newberry College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Newberry College student is 985.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Newberry College students scored 565 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Newberry College students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

To be most competitive at Newberry College, you should strive to earn between 16 and 21 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Newberry College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Newberry College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

More Information on Transferring to Newberry College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Newberry College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Newberry College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Newberry College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Newberry College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Newberry College.

Does Newberry College accept transfer credits?

✅ Newberry College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Newberry College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit

Do I have to submit test scores to Newberry College?

✅ Newberry College is not test optional.

What is Newberry College's acceptance rate?

✅ Newberry College's acceptance rate is 57%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Newberry College?

🟨 Newberry College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Newberry College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Newberry College? Newberry College is a somewhat selective institution. The Newberry College acceptance rate is 57%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.


Newberry College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Newberry College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.58. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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