Catawba College

Catawba College

Since its founding in 1851, Catawba College has been committed to helping bright students achieve their highest potential. The faculty in our 70+ academic majors guide students in developing the skills and competencies needed to be successful such as critical thinking, analytical problem solving, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work in diverse groups. Catawba seeks to not only prepare students for their first job, but for the career from which they will retire. Catawba is ranked as the #4 Regional College in the South.

About Us

Test Optional Admission
Incoming freshman with a 3.25 High School GPA or higher are eligible to apply for admission under the Test Optional Program. In lieu of test scores, students applying under this program will need to submit a letter of recommendation, an essay, and a co-curricular resume. Test scores will be required upon enrollment. For more information, visit  

NCAA DII Athletic Teams
Catawba is home to 20 NCAA Division II teams in addition to several developmental, club, and intramural sports, Catawba students have plenty of opportunities to show their school spirit. Whether you picture yourself on the field or cheering in the stands, there is a place for you here. 

Visit Us
The best way to get to know Catawba College is to visit our campus. We have plenty of options for you to choose from to work with your schedule and needs. To see all of your visit options, see our site at

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