Newberry College is a private liberal arts college in South Carolina.
In 1829 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America established a seminary in South Carolina to train ministers. The seminary was open for several decades before moving to Newberry and becoming a college in 1855.
Newberry College offers courses in 10 academic areas: Arts and Communication, Business Administration, Humanities, Music, Nurses, Sciences and Mathematics, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Sports Professions, Teacher Education and Military.
The Military Science Leadership minor teaches the management skills needed to lead in the army, navy or air force. Contracted cadets who graduate from Newberry College receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant.
Newberry’s Department of Music is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music. The college has a long history of vocal and instrumental performance, as well as a jazz band which has been in existence since 1956. The second oldest jazz festival in the United States is held on campus every year.
The college is located in Newberry, South Carolina, on a 90-acre campus boasting historic buildings and green spaces. The campus fitness centre is free for all students to use. Events such as sports matches and field days are organised regularly. For students wanting entertainment beyond the campus, Newberry city has parks, theatres, shopping centres and restaurants. The State Capital Columbia is less than an hour away.