Salisbury, NC
Catawba College


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Recent Reviews

Meredith
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I transferred to Catawba College after being unhappy with my first year at UNC-Asheville. I absolutely loved Catawba, and if ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I transferred to Catawba College after being unhappy with my first year at UNC-Asheville. I absolutely loved Catawba, and if I had the choice to go back in time and restart my college career, I'd choose Catawba in a heartbeat. It's a small school with small class sizes, so you'll always see a familiar face, and your professors not only know you by name, but know your interests and care for you. Professors were always available for office hours and were happy to write recommendation letters for graduate school programs. There's a diverse student body, plenty of clubs and activities to take part in, and the resident halls are better than most. Furthermore, the cost is fairly reasonable for a private school, and the academics are challenging. The only downsides to Catawba College were the food available on campus and the location. There were never any vegetarian or vegan options available aside from the salad bar and occasional sides, so they aren't very accommodating in that regard, which is a downfall when you are diet-restricted, yet required to purchase a meal plan. The food quality was very sub-par overall, regarding flavor and selection. As for location, Salisbury is a small town with very little to do, and Charlotte is the closest large city, but a good 45 minute to hour drive away. However, if you can overlook the last two points, the good at Catawba far outweighs the bad. It's a wonderful college that has grown tremendously and continues to make its mark in the community.

Leighann
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I think Catawba is a great school. The atmosphere is great overall and the people are very nice. There are always opportuniti...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Catawba is a great school. The atmosphere is great overall and the people are very nice. There are always opportunities for students and the professors are very helpful. Catawba gives everyone an equal chance to get involved and become apart of something great.

Donna
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I love Catawba! It's a great school, because it's not too big, and it's not too small. The buildings on campus are so beaut...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Catawba! It's a great school, because it's not too big, and it's not too small. The buildings on campus are so beautiful, as well as the campus itself and everything is easily accessible. The main problems I have with Catawba are the food in the dining services, and parking. As of right now, there are not a lot of spaces to park near a few of the main dorms on campus. Also, the food in the cafeteria is okay sometimes, but usually they serve a lot of the same foods .

Ana
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I am currently about to start my second year at Catawba but my freshman year I absolutely loved it. It’s not too big and it’s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am currently about to start my second year at Catawba but my freshman year I absolutely loved it. It’s not too big and it’s also not too small, and that’s what i like about it. The staff and professors are very helpful and nice. They always make sure, that you are able to meet with them or talk to them after class if you need help with anything. The students there are very nice, you might not even know them but they will still say hey to you if they see you walking around campus. The cleaning staff are very sweet too. They make sure to always have the bathrooms cleaned. There’s always events going every Friday, so whenever you don’t have plans on a Friday Catawba always has something for you. I’m excited to start my second year there soon.

Stephanie
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Catawba is a great school. The environment is safe and everyone is so nice. People care about you and want to help you if you...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Catawba is a great school. The environment is safe and everyone is so nice. People care about you and want to help you if you need anything. Their is always someone who is willing to help and give information. Opportunities seem broad and exciting. This school wants the best for you and will have students in mind when it comes to expense and opportunity.

Robert
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Catawba College provides students with a personal education in a safe environment. Class sizes are small, so professors know...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Catawba College provides students with a personal education in a safe environment. Class sizes are small, so professors know their students well. I feel like I can grow and learn when the college believes in me as an individual. I am a name and not just a number. We are currently in the process of growth improvements in many areas of campus. There are a variety of groups and sports to participate in.

Jessica
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Catawba College is a small private college located in North Carolina in a small town called Salisbury or otherwise known as "...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Catawba College is a small private college located in North Carolina in a small town called Salisbury or otherwise known as "Smallsbury." The best aspect about Catawba is the small campus. Most will either love it or hate it. Like myself, what many tend to love about it is that it is like a community and sometimes it's even more like a family. When making your five minute walk to classes or lunch, you are bound to see at least one person you know. I would have to say the best part about Catawba College is the professors and class size. I have attended classes that had a 4-1 student to professor ratio. Of course not all of the courses contain this small of a class size, but I can say that I have never been in a class that had more than 24 students...EVER!! That's what is so great about it. Professors are so comfortable and open to class discussion during their lecture that it is almost impossible to fall behind. If you do fall behind, the professors always have their office hours listed by their door or online, or you can even meet with them by appointment. You may even be able to catch them walking across campus, and if they aren't busy they will usually invite you back to their office to clear up any issues or confusion you may have. The professors not only care about your success, but your well being and mental health as well. I haven't met a single professor that didn't ask how the students were doing when they know the semester is getting rough, or even inviting students to their office with open ears so you can clear your mind. Another great aspect of Catawba is the student ran events. There is usually a movie night open to students about twice a month, there are annual talent shows and lip sync battles, arts and crafts that you can keep forever, magician shows, weekly worship services as well as services by the campfire with free smore's, and even a small fair at the end of the year that Catawba calls "palooza." Many will remember Catawba for this event as it is filled with student led live music, free fair food, free rides, and free prizes!! If you are one to participate in sports but didn't get a scholarship that's okay! Catawba welcomes walk on's. If you still want to play but don't want to be involved in the actual league, there are intramural sports where you play for fun with your fellow classmates. When looking at the price of tuition for Catawba don't be scared. Almost every student on the campus is offered a hefty scholarship and receives financial aid. Catawba really is what you make it. If you get involved you'll make plenty of friends to last a life time and you will have the best college experience of your life. Go CAT-U!!!

Leigh ann
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It’s a beautiful school that has a lot to offer and many opportunities for their students. It’s a very productive and positiv...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a beautiful school that has a lot to offer and many opportunities for their students. It’s a very productive and positive environment and I cannot wait to spend my college years there. Their performing arts program is amazing and they are very active in sports

Robert
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Catawba has a great campus and community involvement. These are what have drawn me to look into attending the school. While...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Catawba has a great campus and community involvement. These are what have drawn me to look into attending the school. While visiting the campus although the buildings are old they have been renovated and updated. The dorms are in close proximity to the education building and the library. They have a great intramural program along with 21 college sports available to those who wish to compete at the college level.

Kelsie
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The college is fairly good overall. I believe that they can work on the food in the cafeteria a little more than they are rig...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The college is fairly good overall. I believe that they can work on the food in the cafeteria a little more than they are right now. Athletics and Arts are a very big part of the school. There are always plays or musical group meetings to go to. Everyone is always invited to go to club meetings or to stay over the weekend to enjoy fun Friday events. They always change the event that happens on Fridays but it is always something fun and new to do.

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  • Enrollment
  • 1,297
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $29,333
  • Acceptance rate
  • 47%

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