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The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College

The Newman Guide recommends Catholic colleges and universities because of their commitment to a faithful Catholic education. All the institutions recommended in the Guide are unique, each with its own special charism, approach to education, and campus culture.

For instance, some immerse students in every aspect of faithful Catholic life, while others, though faithful, serve a more diverse group of students. Some allow opposite-sex visitation in student bedrooms, while others do not. Some have a strong core curriculum, while some offer more electives and encourage specialization.

One type of institution may not be better than the other. But one type is likely better for your unique needs. Parents and students should look closely at each college to decide if what it offers is what you need and are looking for. We pray that you successfully find the college that is the best fit for you!

 

Comparison Chart of Recommended Colleges


Recommended Colleges
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% Students Catholic % Faculty Catholic
Median HS GPA
Median SATs/ACTs
 # of Majors

Extraordinary Form of the Mass?

 *denotes if every Sunday

 # of Days Confession Scheduled

(per week)

 # of Days Adoration Scheduled

(per week)

 All on-campus students in single-sex dorms?
 Opposite sex allowed in students bedrooms?

 43%  60%  3.6 945 SAT
 12  No  5  perpetual  No
(temporary dorms)
 No

 82%  92%  3.65  1090 SAT
 29  Yes*  5  perpetual  Yes  Yes
(open door policy)

 59%  51%  3.16  960 SAT
 14  No  7  7  Yes  Yes

 83%  65%  3.63  25 ACT
 46  No  7  perpetual  Yes  Yes

 79%  57%  3.4  1100 SAT
 74  No  2  2 Yes
 Yes

 100%  100%  3.71  1844 SAT
including writing
 6  Yes  7  5  Yes  No

 95%  100%  3.4  1210 SAT
 1  Yes  6  varied  Yes  No

 unknown unknown  3.25  1090 SAT
 34  No  1  1  No
(60% in single-sex)
 Yes

 99%  94%  3.77  26 ACT
 41  Yes  4  perpetual  Yes  Yes
(open door policy)

 100% 100%
 not available not required
 4  Yes  2  7  Yes  No

 99%  60%  3.5  1612 SAT
 2  No  4  4  Yes  No

 75%  60%  3.5  1080 SAT
 30  No  7  6  No
(3.4% in single-sex)
 Yes

 47%  60%  3.3  900 SAT
21.25 ACT
 47  No  3  1  Yes  Yes
(open bolt policy)

 98%  96%  3.78  1280 SAT
 1  Yes*  7  7 Yes
 No

 87%  100%  3.75  1200 SAT
 1  Yes  5  1  Yes  No

82%
not available
 3.76  1220 SAT
 29  No  4  5  No
(50% in single-sex)
 Yes
(open bolt policy)

 52% not available
 3.33  23 ACT
60
 No  3  5  Yes  Yes

 70%  70%  3.6  1110 SAT
 35  Yes  6  2  No
(0% in single-sex)
 Yes

 46%  52%  3.38  1050 SAT
22.6 ACT
 56  No  6  6  No
(0% in single-sex)
 Yes
 98%  100%  not available  1710 SAT
including writing
 1  Yes*  7  5  Yes  No

 

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