Pfeiffer University

48380 US Hwy 52N, Misenheimer, NC

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Pfeiffer University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Misenheimer, NC, the campus offers a rural setting for students to study in. The school maintains a United Methodist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Pfeiffer University has an annual student enrollment of about two thousand.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Pfeiffer University offers:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. The majority of students accepted to this school achieve an SAT score between 850 - 970, or an ACT score in a range of 19 - 23. Roughly 60 percent of all students that applied were admitted at Pfeiffer University, with 23 percent of those accepted choosing to attend. More information on admissions can be found at

Tuition is approximately $24,000 per year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's tuition calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. On-campus housing is available for students, and generally costs about $5,700 annually. Some students at Pfeiffer University may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Pfeiffer University Falcons participate in a number of athletic programs, within the NCAA organization. Athletic programs available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students Pfeiffer University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting into Pfeiffer University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2012

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading410 - 520
SAT ® Math440 - 540
SAT ® Writing400 - 500
SAT ® Total Score1250 - 1560

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2012

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English16 - 22
ACT ® Math17 - 24
ACT ® Composite Score18 - 22

Acceptance Rate Table

We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at Pfeiffer University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions987 (59%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled218 (22%)

Student Enrollment

Pfeiffer University has a total student population of about 1,800. The student body is made up of 54% undergraduate students and 46% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $28,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $590 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships98%$13,793
Receiving Student Loans75%$5,798

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 8.4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Pfeiffer University may offer services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Pfeiffer University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 48%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years33%
Graduating in 5 Years15%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Pfeiffer University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Conference Carolinas)
  • Basketball (Conference Carolinas)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Pfeiffer University for official up-to-date information.

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