Newberry College

Newberry College

Newberry College, located in Newberry, South Carolina, was founded in 1828. It is a coeducational, undergraduate institution focused on liberal arts and science education.

Newberry is supported by the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and is designed to impart education to students in a Christian environment. From 2006 to 2007, Newberry College celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Notable alumni of the institute include Lee Atwater, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Mark Hammond, South Carolina Secretary of State.

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Contacting Newberry College

Newberry College
2100 College St
Newberry , SC 29108
General Phone: (803) 276-5010

Newberry College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management29business management, management information systems
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy24parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management
Science16biology, chemistry
Education and Teaching14elementary school teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, physical education teaching, biology teaching
Media14communication studies, communication and journalism
Liberal Arts13foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, economics, international relations, political science, ...
Therapy and Counseling12psychology
Mathematics5mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Medical Support and Technology4veterinary assistant, pre-pharmacy
Art Studies2art studies, arts management
Music1music, music history and theory, music theory and composition, various music studies
Medicine0pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy and religious studies, religious music
Conservation and Resource Management0forestry courses
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for Newberry College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree13443

Newberry College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Newberry College had a total enrollment of 918 students (949 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 61%
Women 39%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 25%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 50%
20-21 33%
22-24 12%
25-29 2%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina80%
(International Students)2%
New Jersey2%
North Carolina1%
New York1%

Newberry College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %

Newberry College Room and Board (2007)

Newberry College offers campus housing for 729 of its 949 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Newberry, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Newberry College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430530
SAT Math450550
SAT Writing410510
ACT Verbal1623
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT60%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Newberry College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,560
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,560
Room and board $ 7,400
Room charge $ 3,600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,800
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 3,710

Financial Aid:
Newberry College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 344000)

Newberry College Faculty

Newberry College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*3$73,333

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$52,7644$38,419
Associate professoracademic year8$43,9482*
Assistant professoracademic year13$40,11016$39,315
Instructoracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year28$43,13723$40,046

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Newberry College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football South Atlantic Conference
Basketball South Atlantic Conference
Baseball South Atlantic Conference
Track South Atlantic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4955104

Newberry College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Newberry College Apart:

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checked Evangelical Lutheran Church affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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