Overview

Applicants
915
Acceptance Rate
85%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
460 - 570
SAT Math
470 - 580
ACT Composite
17 - 24

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
159
with Terminal Degree
116

83
Men
76
Women

Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA
School
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics


Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,500

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$12,870
Required Fees
$486
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$700

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,358
Out of State
29%

Demographics

64% female
36% male
29% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services and Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dr. Janette L. Sims

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Full psychoeducational, Evaluation with IQ scores listed

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Full psychoeducational, Evaluation with IQ scores listed

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
54
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
6

23% join a fraternity
27% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Bears)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Women's Sports (Bears)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Davidson College
Air Force ROTC Offered

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
No

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
5

Average Number of PC's per Lab
94

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
40%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Eric Brandon
Sr. Associate Director of Admissions

Address
Admissions Office
Hickory, NC 28603

Phone
828-328-7300


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
McCrorie Center
Cromer College Center
Shuford Fitness Center
Living and Learning Center
Quad

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Blue Ridge Mountains
Downtown Attractions
Valley Hills Mall
Museum of Science and Art
Hickory Crawdads Minor League Baseball

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00, 1:00, 3:00
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
After Tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sunday-Thursday nights only, one night only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Douglas International Airport-in Charlotte, NC, 50 Miles from campus. Greensboro Airport is 75 miles from campus. Van, limousine, and taxi services and rental cars available for a trip from the airports to campus. Greyhound bus service is available to Hickory, it is 15 minutes from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Exit 125 off of I-40. Go North off of exit ramp on L-R Blvd. Go to fourth stoplight and turn left ("Welcome to Hickory" sign at corner)on First Avenue. Stay on this road for about a quarter mile to HWY 127 North (Center Street)and turn right. Go to the third light and turn right on 5th Avenue NE. Follow 5th Avenue, keeping left at the 'Y' in the road. Bear right onto 7th Avenue NE at the next intersection.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Select (828) 323-1000; Holiday Inn Express (828-328-2081); Hampton Inn (828 323-1150); Fairfield Inn (828-431-3000); Comfort Suites (828-323-1211); Sleep Inn (828-323-1140); Gateway Center Hotel (828-328-5101); Red Roof Inn (828-323-1500); Courtyard by Marriott (828-267-2100).