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IMAGINE THE NEWBERRY COLLEGE FAMILY At Newberry College, you’re more than a student. You’re part of the family. And like any family, we’ll encourage, support and accept you just as you are. We’ll also push you to give your best effort and rattle your cage if you don’t. [Hey, that’s what family does!]

Bottom line? It’s about giving you the kind of

personal attention that will help you thrive and grow. It’s about helping you achieve a successful career and a meaningful life. It’s about guiding you toward what really lights the fire in your heart and soul. In the following pages, we’ll give you a glimpse of what it’s like to live and learn at Newberry College. Take a look and Imagine the Possibilities. 



1,190 students PRIVATE

Founded by the Lutheran Church LUTHERAN

Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) DIVERSE

All are welcome RANKED

In the top tier of regional colleges SOUTHERN

Located in beautiful Newberry, South Carolina ATHLETIC


Regional and national accreditations HISTORIC

Founded in 1856 LIBERAL ARTS

Focused on mind, body and spirit

IMAGINE THE INDEPENDENCE Other than summer camp, going away to college is probably your first time living away from home. At college, you’ll get your first real taste of adult freedom – and adult responsibility. Go to bed early or pull an all-nighter? Up to you. Eat a hearty breakfast or skip it for 15 more minutes of sleep? Your call. Do your laundry or wear the same shirt for eight days in a row? Uh, gross. [Take pity on the poor kid sitting behind you in English class!] Living on campus and having a roommate is an exciting new experience. Our roommate matching process helps you find and meet a potential roommate in advance or we’ll match you based on your preferences.

Campus Security Escort

84% 8 Students Living On-Campus

Residence Halls

Resident Advisors… They’re on every floor in every residence hall to ensure you have a great campus experience.


First-Year Residence Hall

Brokaw Hall All first-year students live on-campus in the same residence hall, giving you a strong sense of community from the very beginning. Double rooms with communal bathroom.

Tradtional Residence Halls

Derrick, Smeltzer and Cromer Halls Double rooms with communal bathroom.

Suite-Style Living

Pearson Hall and Walker Hall Double room suites with shared bathroom in each suite.


Oakland Mill Four-person suites with private bedrooms, shared bathroom, kitchen and living room.

IMAGINE THE MEALS Whether you like a big breakfast or you just need a latte to jumpstart your day, you’ll have plenty of dining options on campus. The selections are plentiful and the food is great. And don’t worry about walking into the dining hall alone. With our close-knit campus, you’re welcome at anyone’s table.


All-you-can-eat dining at breakfast, lunch and dinner, fill your plate with our daily entrées, pizza bar, short-order grille and huge salad bar with soup and make-your-own sandwich stations. Special food requirements? Our dietician can help you plan your options. BOAR’S HEAD DELI

Fresh and delicious soups, salads and sammy’s made to order make Boar’s Head Deli a great spot to hang out with friends. WOLF’S DEN

Located in the Science and Math building, Wolf’s Den offers a grab-and-go menu of salads, sandwiches and other snacks for a quick bite between classes.


Can’t face the day without a chicken biscuit and sweet tea? We’ve got you covered. Chick-fil-A Express offers a streamlined menu of the restaurant’s most popular selections.


Here’s the thing about Newberry College. We work to create an environment where you’re totally tuned in and feel comfortable contributing in class. In other words, no wallflowers! [It’s tough to be anonymous in a class with 12 people.] You’ll get lots of face time with faculty [no graduate students teaching our classes.] You’ll build strong, supportive relationships with your professors. And because they take the time to really get to know you and understand your goals, your professors are able to help guide you to jobs and internships, write grad school recommendations and help you chart your career path.

14:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Faculty with the Highest Degree in Their Discipline

IMAGINE THE ACADEMICS With 31 majors, 29 minors and 31 areas of concentration, you’ll have plenty of options to help you create an academic experience focused on your individual needs. Undeclared? No problem. Lots of students need time to narrow it down. That’s the beauty of a liberal arts education. You get exposure to a broad range of subjects to help you decide on a major that works for you.

RANKED BY U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Colleges



Best Regional Colleges – South

Best Value Regional Colleges –South



MINOR: Accounting

Concentration: Secondary Education MINOR: Mathematics




MINOR: Military Science Leadership

MAJOR: BIOLOGY Concentration: Environmental Studies Forensic Biology Secondary Education

MAJOR: MUSIC (GENERAL) Concentration: Music Theory emphasis

MINOR: Biology Environmental Science

MINOR: Jazz Studies Music Musical Theatre



MINOR: Business Administration

Concentration: Choral Music Instrumental Music

MAJOR: CHEMISTRY Concentration: Biochemistry Forensic Chemistry Secondary Education

Concentration: Vocal Music Instrumental Music MAJOR: NURSING




Concentration: Leisure Services Teacher Education (PK-12 certification)

MINOR: Criminal Justice


MAJOR: ENGLISH Concentration: Secondary Education MINOR: English Creative Writing

MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY Concentration: Experimental Psychology Forensic Psychology MINOR: Psychology


MAJOR: RELIGION Concentration: Biblical Theology Church Leadership Philosophical Theology


MINOR: Religion Philosophy MAJOR: SOCIOLOGY

MAJOR: HISTORY Concentration: Secondary Education MINOR: History

A minor lets you take courses in a related discipline that complements your major. A concentration adds depth by letting you focus on a specific area of interest within your major. [Yep, you can have both!]


MINOR: Chemistry


Minor vs. Concentration?

MINOR: Sociology Social Work

TEACHER EDUCATION MAJOR: Early Childcare Management (Birth–Age 5) MAJOR: Early Childhood Education (PK–Grade 3) MAJOR: Elementary Education (Grades 2–5) MAJOR: Middle Level Education (Grades 6–8) MAJOR: Secondary Education (Grades 9–12) Concentration: Biology Chemistry English Mathematics Music (PK-12) Physical Education (PK-12) Social Studies (9-12)

MAJOR: THEATRE MINOR: Musical Theatre Theatre PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRACKS Chiropractic Dentistry Law Medicine Occupational Therapy Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physician’s Assistant Seminary Veterinary



MINOR: Spanish


Concentration: Business Administration Foreign Language Political Science


Psychology Respiratory Therapy RN to BSN


MINOR: Sport Management

Engineering B.A. Newberry College + B.S. Clemson University

Forestry & Environmental Management B.S. Newberry College + M.A. Duke University

Pharmacy B.S. Newberry College + Pharm.D. Presbyterian College

IMAGINE THE EXPERIENCE They say practice makes perfect. We agree. That’s why we encourage you to put theory into practice through internships (required for some majors) and service-learning (volunteering as part of a class requirement). [Plus, it shows employers you can hit the ground running after graduation.]

BUSINESS STUDENTS did the training and testing

as part of their class to become IRS-certified tax preparers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS applied concepts from their Adaptive PE class to plan a basketball tournament

with Special Olympics South Carolina where they officiated games and led skill-building clinics.

May Term Exploration

MAY TERM TRAVEL COURSES are an exciting way to

add a check mark to your bucket list while fulfilling a degree requirement. Destinations change each year. Recent Tours: London, Paris, Costa Rica and Italy.

May Term lets you explore unique topics that aren’t part of the regular curriculum. Work on a local service project. Study plant life unique to South Carolina. Learn how bees affect the ecosystem. Courses are designed to provide unique, hands-on or interdisciplinary experiences. [Also awesome‌tuition, room and board for your first May Term course are covered by spring semester tuition! You pay only for any additional course fees or travel costs.]

IMAGINE THE TEAMWORK Running with the Wolves When you’re a student-athlete at Newberry College, count on your coaches pushing you to give your best in your sport and in the classroom. It won’t be easy. It takes solid organization, strict discipline and diligent time management to achieve a winning season in both areas of your life. [Yeah, not easy, but definitely worth it!]



South Atlantic Conference MEN’S

Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Lacrosse Soccer Tennis Track & Field Wrestling WOMEN’S

Basketball Cross Country Field Hockey Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Tennis Track & Field Volleyball SPIRIT SQUADS

Cheerleading Scarlet Poms Dance Team


Student-Athletes earned a 4.0 GPA during the 2017/18 academic year.

A growing number of Newberry student-athletes are attracting attention from pro scouts on the lookout for hidden talent.


Former Wolves currently in professional sports

IMAGINE T Mallory Gerndt ’17 Business Administration & Political Science Briana Clontz ’19 Psychology & Sociology HOW SHE GETS INVOLVED:

Summerland Honors Scholar, Wolves Softball, volunteers at Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Catawba County Humane Society and Corner Table Soup Kitchen.


Summer internship with chairman of Republican National Committee, College Republicans (president), Wolves Softball (team captain), Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (president), Phi Beta Lambda Business Society, Summerland Honors Scholar, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society, frequent community volunteer.

THE DAYS Connor Roudabush ’17 Secondary Education HOW HE GETS INVOLVED:

Men’s Cross Country (team captain), Student Ambassador, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (recipient of the FCA Service and Leadership Award), Newberry Education Society, Resident Advisor at Oakland Mills.

Christopher DuPree ’18 Middle Level Education & Political Science HOW HE GETS INVOLVED:

Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Student Ambassador, Call Me MiSTER, Interfraternity Council (president).

Campus Traditions

Homecoming SpringFest Greek Week Greek Lip Sync Competition Open Mic Nights Midnight Madness Hoops Season Kick-off Finals Week Fourth Meals Weekly Chapel Services Convocations

IMAGINE THE FRIENDSHIPS What happens outside of class is an important part of your college experience. Participating in clubs, organizations and activities helps you connect with campus life. It’s a great way to meet new people, explore your interests and develop your leadership skills. Getting involved will help you find your place on campus and forge life-long friendships. [And it’s a great way to get new pics for Snapchat!]


American Chemical Society College Chapter Delta Omicron International (Music) Future Medical Professionals Association Newberry College Student Nurses Association Newberry Education Society Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership) Phi Alpha Theta (History) Phi Beta Lambda (Business) Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics) Sigma Alpha Pi (National Society of Leadership & Success) Sigma Tau Delta (English) Society of Undergraduate Mathematics CIVIC/POLITICAL

College Republicans International Student Organization Rotary Club – Rotaract South Carolina Student Legislature Student Government Association Young Democrats ENTERTAINMENT

All Campus Entertainment FAITH-BASED

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lutheran Student Movement Muller Center Fellows Program Small Group Bible Studies Sophomore Sojourners GREEK FRATERNITIES

Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Alpha Psi Omega Psi Phi Phi Beta Sigma Tau Kappa Epsilon Theta Chi GREEK SORORITIES

Alpha Xi Delta Kappa Delta


Bachman Honor Society Blue Key Honor Society SPECIAL INTEREST

Gay Straight Alliance Green Team Recycling Team Newberry Bass Fishing Club Student Ambassadors


You don’t have to be in the major to get involved in the fine arts at Newberry College. [We say, the more the merrier!] Be a student-athlete and learn to paint. Be a business major and indulge your love of music. This is your opportunity to develop your talents and unlock hidden skills.

Express Yourself ART

Student Exhibitions Study Abroad BAND/ORCHESTRA

Chamber Orchestra Concert Band Jazz Big Band Marching Band INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES

Brass Ensemble Jazz Combo

Percussion Ensemble Woodwind Ensemble VOCAL MUSIC


Newberry College Singers Opera Workshop LITERARY

Lacunae Literary Magazine THEATRE

Lookin’ Sharp Improv Team South Carolina Speech & Theatre Association Festival Competition Fall & Spring Theatre Productions SPECIAL EVENTS

Jazz on the Lawn Newberry Opera Scenes SCBDA All-State Festival


Years of hosting the Newberry College Jazz Festival, the longest running jazz festival of its kind in the nation.

IMAGINE THE FAITH EXPLORATION Newberry College was founded by German Lutherans. [Yep, proud Lutherans since 1856!] Whatever your faith tradition, you’ll find a warm welcome at Newberry College. We’ll give you opportunities to explore your beliefs and live your values. [And we promise never to be pushy or judgey.]

Express Your Faith

Attend Wednesday chapel…take Communion Join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Take a religion or ethics course (they fulfill core requirements) for a deep dive into your belief system Participate in a mission trip (Haiti was last year’s destination) Discuss big ideas in a small group Bible study

Explore Your Purpose In the Lutheran tradition, each of us is called by God to serve the church and society with our unique, individual gifts. [In Lutheran circles, we call that vocation.] If your calling (your passion and purpose in life) is unclear, you’re not alone. The Muller Center at Newberry College can help you explore the big questions about what truly matters to you in your life. Weekend and Daylong Retreats that investigate a specific theme or question. Table Talk meals with faculty and staff sharing the journey to their life’s calling. Sophomore Sojourners, a year-long, intensive experience for sophomores to explore their values, gifts, interests, meaning and purpose.

Hunter Bentley ’19 MAJOR: Chemistry, Secondary Education concentration HOMETOWN: Aiken, South Carolina HOW HE TAPS IN: Attends weekly Word & Worship service, serves as president of Lutheran Student Movement, member of the inaugural class of Sophomore Sojourners.

“Here at Newberry, you’re able to practice your faith and live in your spirituality alongside other students who may not share your same beliefs. That helps me continue to grow in my faith along with my friends. As a Lutheran, Newberry’s affiliation with the Lutheran Church was a bonus for me, but it doesn’t matter what religion you are or if you’re religious at all. The sense of community and compassion here is so strong. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!”

IMAGINE THE SMALL TOWN CHARM We’re located in the historic district of Newberry, South Carolina, where you’ll find plenty of small town Southern charm. [It’s no accident our nickname is The City of Friendly Folks.]


Browse the shops and restaurants, check out music, dance, plays and lectures at the Newberry Opera House, or just pick your favorite flavor for a snowball at Pelicans. Our town hosts special events throughout the year, like Pork in the Park (region’s best BBQ), Oktoberfest and Irish Fling. [Y’all, we love our festivals!]   AROUND CAMPUS Enjoy the outdoor pool, tennis

courts, intramural sports and student activities. Cheer for the Wolves at a D-II game, go to a concert or lecture, or just relax in the rockers, swings and hammocks throughout campus.

AROUND THE REGION Newberry is a great home

base to visit other cool places. It’s just a couple of hours from here to the mountains or to some of the best beaches in the Southeast. Or when you’re just in the mood for dinner and a movie, make a quick trip to Columbia or Greenville.

OUTDOOR FUN Here in Newberry, Lynch’s Woods

offers trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding. If you’re into swimming, boating, fishing and watersports, head out to nearby Lake Murray or one of our many rivers. With state parks in every direction, you can get rustic whenever the mood strikes. And here in horse country, a trail ride is always a fun option.


$35 MILLION Comprehensive Capital Campaign

It’s an exciting time at Newberry College with renovation and construction projects on the horizon that will upgrade facilities, enhance academics and enrich campus life.

Center for Teacher Education We completely renovated a vacant elementary school near campus to create an awesome new home for the Department of Teacher Education.

New Residence Hall Opened for occupancy in August 2018, Pearson Hall is the first step in a five-year plan to update student housing that includes major upgrades to existing facilities and new construction for additional residence halls.


Our game plan includes a new stadium (football, lacrosse, field hockey) and buildings that will house classrooms, offices, locker rooms and updated training facilities.


Plans include construction of a new 12,000 square foot facility for the Nursing program. Classrooms and labs will be upgraded in the existing 54,000 square foot building, which houses Science, Math and Art.

IMAGINE THE AFFORDABILITY Sticker Price vs. Net Price Sticker price is the full cost of tuition, fees, room and board you would pay if you didn’t receive financial aid. [Pretty unlikely, though, since more than 98% of Newberry College students receive some form of assistance!] Net price is your final cost after we’ve applied all Newberry aid, state and federal scholarships and grants and work-study opportunities.

Earning your college degree is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make in yourself. But let’s face it. College can be expensive. Figuring out how to pay for it is a big concern for students and their families. [We get it. We can help… really!]


$10,700 $13,500

No Nonsense. Just Net. Use our Net Price Calculator to get an idea of the bottom line. Just enter some basic info to get a preliminary estimate of the scholarships, grants and loans available to you.

$16 Think you can’t afford a private college education? Think again! If you compare our sticker price to other public institutions in South Carolina, you might think the cost of attending Newberry College is beyond your reach. But take a look at this side-by-side comparison of costs and see how affordable a private college education at Newberry can be. [Prepare to have your mind blown!]

$6,000 $6,000


Awarded in Newberry College institutional aid last year

Newberry College Institutional Aid

Work Study

Scholarships & Grants

Personal Resources


*South Carolina resident living on-campus

South Carolina Resident Living On Campus* UNIVERSITY #1
















(SC, 22,000 students)


(Tuition, fees, room and board and indirect costs, such as books and transportation)

SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS (Institutional aid, federal and state grant aid)

(SC, 30,000 students)

(1,190 students)

$9,450 *Source: IPEDS Data Center; 2013-14 report.

“Since my brother was already a student here, I knew how well financial aid meets the needs of students. The financial aid package made it possible to attend Newberry College and pursue my future in Social Work.” Kendall Allen ’20 SOCIOLOGY MAJOR

“Of all of the colleges I applied to, Newberry was the most expensive. However, it ended up being the least expensive option for me because of the excellent financial aid here.” Brooks Allen ’18 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR, ENGLISH MINOR


If the prospect of taking on student loan debt seems intimidating, you’re not alone. The Newberry College Loan Repayment Promise can ease your mind. If you earn less than $40,000 after graduating from Newberry College, we’ll help you repay your federal, private alternative and parent PLUS loans. [No gimmicks, no hidden costs.] Why? Because worries about student loans shouldn’t hold you back from pursuing your dreams!

IMAGINE THE FUTURE Every college has its bright shiny list of noteworthy alumni; Newberry is no exception. We may be small, but we’re a powerhouse when it comes to successful graduates. But it’s not just about your career 20 years from now, it’s about getting that FIRST great job that launches your career after graduation.

MARIA RIVAS ’15 Major: Biology GREG STONE ’15 Major: Biology Graduate Students Sherman College of Chiropractic

NICOLE TEAL ’15 Major: Secondary Education: Mathematics concentration High School Math Teacher Landrum High School, Spartanburg District One

SECOND LIEUTENANT JAMES CHRISTIAN GILCHRIST ’15 Major: Sociology Active Duty Transportation Officer United States Army

CAITLYN SMITH ’15 Majors: Communication, Graphic Design Marketing Coordinator Envirobrite Energy Planning Solutions

A degree from Newberry College will help get you ready to succeed after graduation, whether you go to graduate school or straight into the workforce. Ultimately, the total of your unique experiences as a student at Newberry College will prepare you for a successful career and

a meaningful life.

Is Newberry College right for you? Take this quiz and find out!

I like to participate in class discussions and team up with my classmates on projects.

I like professors who know about my career goals and want to help me achieve them.

I want a liberal arts education that exposes me to a broad range of topics and experiences.

I prefer a Christian college that helps me explore my beliefs at my own pace.

I like getting involved in campus clubs and activities.

I like the family atmosphere of a small college.

I like having class and home less than five minutes apart.

I like a campus where I feel at home and it’s easy to make friends. IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, NEWBERRY COLLEGE MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU!

Do We Fit? Try us on for size! When it

comes to choosing the right college, one size does not fit all. The best way to tell if Newberry College is the right fit for you? Schedule a campus visit and see for yourself what makes Newberry a special place.

Meet with your admission counselor

Meet future classmates

Tour campus with a student ambassador

Chat with a professor in your interest area

Learn more about financial aid

Schedule a Tour Office of Admission 2100 College Street Newberry, SC 29108

803.321.5127 1.800.845.4955 x5127

Passion, Purpose and Personal Attention. Newberry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) Newberry College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, gender, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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Newberry College View Book 2018  

The College's Admissions View Book, showcasing the various aspects of Newberry College.

Newberry College View Book 2018  

The College's Admissions View Book, showcasing the various aspects of Newberry College.