Pfeiffer University

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PO Box 960

Misenheimer, NC 28109

Phone: (704) 463-1360
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#73 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Pfeiffer University is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 961, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 321 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Pfeiffer University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 73. Its tuition and fees are $24,150 (2013-14).

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

Our Vision: We will be recognized as the model church-related institution preparing servant leaders for lifelong learning.
Our Mission: Pfeiffer University is a comprehensive United Methodist-related university, with multiple campuses and delivery systems, committed to educational excellence, service, and scholarship. Within nurturing communities of learners, we value diversity and promote the attainment of full academic and personal potential through accessible undergraduate and graduate programs. It is the vision of the university that our students embrace the Christian values of human dignity, integrity, and service as they become servant leaders and lifelong learners.
Our Core Values: We are committed to educational excellence in a learner-centered community. We help people realize their full potential. We include diverse learners in a caring, accessible community - The Pfeiffer Family. We value our Christian heritage and foster faith formation. We approach all that we do with integrity and with respect for the dignity of each person.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1885
Religious affiliation Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $15,095,175


When applying to Pfeiffer University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Pfeiffer University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 96.1 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 96.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Pfeiffer University is 10:1, and the school has 72.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Pfeiffer University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; Sport and Fitness Administration/Management; and Elementary Education and Teaching. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 27%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 24%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 13%
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 6%
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 6%
Elementary Education and Teaching 5%

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Student Life

Pfeiffer University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 961, with a gender distribution of 38 percent male students and 62 percent female students. At this school, 48 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52 percent of students live off campus. Pfeiffer University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,025
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 II

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Campus Info & Services

Pfeiffer University offers a number of student services including women's center, health service, and health insurance. Pfeiffer 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 Pfeiffer University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Pfeiffer University.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $24,150 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,490 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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