Campbell University

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PO Box 546

Buies Creek, NC 27506

Phone: (910) 893-1200
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#27 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Campbell University is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,589, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 850 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Campbell University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 27. Its tuition and fees are $26,240 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Campbell University is a university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions that is committed to helping students develop an integrated Christian personality characterized by a wholeness of body, mind and spirit. Campbell is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Both in and out of the classroom, the University endeavors to present Christian principles to students and to foster their application to daily life. Located in Buies Creek, a rural, residential community in Harnett County, Campbell University has the ideal college setting on an 850-acre campus. Raleigh, the state's capital, and Fayetteville are less than thirty miles from campus. Within about an hour's driving time students can enjoy the benefits of the Research Triangle Park, the cities of Durham and Chapel Hill. Campbell is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Commission on Colleges, as a Level V Institution. Campbell also has accredited and nationally recognized graduate programs in business, divinity, education, law and pharmacy. Affiliated with the Atlantic Sun Conference, Campbell enjoys competitive Division I Varsity athletics. The Fighting Camels men's sports include: basketball, baseball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, track, wrestling, and football. Campbell's women's sports include: basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball and swimming. In an average year, the student body comes from all 100 North Carolina counties, 49 other states and 50 countries. Seventy-five percent of the student body comes from North Carolina.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1887
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Campbell University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Campbell University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Campbell University is 19:1, and the school has 62.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Campbell University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Psychology, General; Social Sciences, General; and Information Technology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 40%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 13%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 11%
Psychology, General 8%
Social Sciences, General 7%
Information Technology 6%

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Student Life

Campbell University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,589, with a gender distribution of 49.5 percent male students and 50.5 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64 percent of students live off campus. Campbell University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,326
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Campbell University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Campbell University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Campbell University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Campbell University.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Campbell University, 71.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,447.

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Tuition and fees $26,240 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,300 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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