Overview

Applicants
3,994
Acceptance Rate
84%

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 550
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 550
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 550

Deadlines


Early Action
November 7

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
269
with Terminal Degree
116

136
Women
133
Men
17
Minority

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
46%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Finance
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health and Wellness, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Religious/Sacred Music

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
46%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,232

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,973

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,452

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,787

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,730
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,160

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,600
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,587
Out of State
18%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
18

Demographics

1.42%
Asian
14.73%
African-American
4.86%
Hispanic
71.42%
Caucasian
3.92%
Unknown
2.43%
International

58% female
42% male
18% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
51%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
80%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

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

13% join a fraternity
8% 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

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

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
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
40%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Microsoft

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).