#12 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

Newberry College

Newberry, South Carolina

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Newberry College overview
Location Newberry, South Carolina
Online newberry.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Newberry College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Newberry College is a private liberal arts institution located in Newberry, South Carolina, approximately 40 miles from the state capital, Columbia. Founded in 1856 and affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the college offers a suburban campus setting noted for its historic buildings of Elizabethan architectural style. Newberry provides a range of undergraduate degrees across 32 majors, with particularly strong programs in the sciences, education, business, and the arts. The school presents an inclusive admissions process. On-campus living is facilitated through multiple residence halls, fostering a close-knit residential experience. Newberry College is also known for its athletic participation in the NCAA Division II, as part of the South Atlantic Conference, with its teams known as the Wolves.

In the most recent statistical year 3,196 prospective students applied, and 2,407 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 398 enrolled in the school.  1,273 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 39 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $26,350 plus fees of $2,750. Newberry College is ranked 991 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Newberry College is rated within the lower 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 928/1103
ACT 16/22
GPA 3.58

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Newberry College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$2,750
Room and Board $12,000
Budget for Other Expenses$2,822
Total One Year Cost$44,822

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$34,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

35% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Newberry College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Education 13%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 13%
Biology 9%
Health Professions 8%

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