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Academic Edge

We've Done It Again!

Newberry College made a strong showing on the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, earning high marks for value and affordability




BEST VALUE Regional Colleges in the South

16 Million in scholarships

A Place to Grow

Transforming Lives: Transforming Education


What Newberry awakens in you academically, socially, civically, and spiritually is more than the time spent pursuing a degree: it's a way of life.


A Newberry College education reaches beyond classroom walls, city limits, preconceived notions of higher learning, and definitions of success. A Newberry education is a personal challenge to every student in pursuit of knowledge who possesses the drive to live and learn with purpose. A living and learning community that transforms study into action through personal and professional interaction.


A thriving community of students, professors, staff, coaches, administrators, professionals, and neighbors, Newberry College takes an innovative approach to the traditional liberal arts education. Through hands-on, real-world experiential learning, students connect what they learn in the classroom and laboratory with what they learn in town, in the field, and on the job.


We empower students to embrace an evolution of thought and a new way to see by challenging their minds as well as their imaginations. We stand with purpose, tools, understanding, and experiences designed to prepare a new generation of citizen leaders to transform our world through knowledge, faith, and service.

Inviting Campus

A Community Within A Community

The Newberry College 90-acre, wooded campus is located less than a mile from local shopping areas in the small town of Newberry, South Carolina. Our 32 buildings and athletic facilities are well-equipped to serve student needs. Schedule your visit today!

The College centers on a quadrangle heavily planted with azaleas, trees and shrubs. On three sides of the quadrangle are the four campus buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places: Smeltzer Hall, Keller Hall, Holland Hall, and Derrick Hall. On the fourth side are the McClurg Center for Teaching and Learning, Langford Communications Center, and Wessels Library.

The Herman Langford Communications Center, completed in 1990, has state-of-the-art communications facilities including a TV studio, radio station, and suites for audio and video production. The McClurg Center, along with the nearby Science and Mathematics Building, houses classrooms, seminar rooms, science and computer laboratories, art studios, and offices.

Wessels Library houses a comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, and non-print materials. Through its Inter-Library arrangements, students have access to research materials throughout the nation. In the Special Collections room are many historical documents relating to Lutheranism and to the local area as well as a special facsimile of the Book of Kells.

One of the most easily visible buildings on campus is Wiles Chapel with its soaring steeple, neo-gothic design, and neo-impressionistic stained glass windows. It houses a 1,000-seat chapel where convocations and interfaith services are held.

The Alumni Music Center houses a 150-seat recital hall, practice rooms, a band room, offices, and classrooms. The Physical Education Complex houses the 1,600-seat Eleazer basketball arena, the Yarborough Strength and Conditioning Facility, offices, and classrooms. Other athletic facilities include the lighted tennis courts, Setzler Field, a 4,000-seat football stadium, the John F. Clarkson outdoor swimming pool, the H. Lee Atwater Field, a combination soccer/softball field, as well as intramural and other playing fields.

The O. L. Casey Center adjoins the swimming pool and the Physical Education Complex. It houses the Athletic Department.

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