Pfeiffer University

48380 US-52, Misenheimer, United States
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Overview of Pfeiffer University

About this school

Pfeiffer, founded in 1885, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 330-acre main campus is located in Misenheimer, 35 miles north of Charlotte.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:813
    • Men:391 Men (48.1%)
    • Women:422 Women (51.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Pfeiffer University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 960
City, State, Zip
Misenheimer, NC 28109-0960
Phone
(704) 463-1360 x2060
Fax
(704) 463-1363
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
-
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 1,860 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 982 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 878 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
333 (27%) of 1,228 admitted students enrolled
Women
162 (24%) of 672 admitted students enrolled
Men
171 (31%) of 556 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.16
375 And Above
36%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
450-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
43%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
40%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19 average |16-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
12%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
33%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,574 (70.36%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,958 (26.07%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,500 (3.57%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Pfeiffer University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1 | Final deadline July 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002955
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
170 (95.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
156 (91.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
156 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
18 (11.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$21,854
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 134 (85.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,136
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 134 (85.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,164
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 13 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
19 (10.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,789

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
567 (76.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
527 (93.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
527 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
79 (15.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$23,786
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 527 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,281
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 443 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,169
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 59 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
109 (14.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,602

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$15,939
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


81

Part-Time Faculty


45

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


57%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 31% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Pfeiffer University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


61.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


59.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (45)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (6)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Organizational Management
  • Religious Education
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


728

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Charlotte

Campus Size


300 acres

Weather


Temperature
29.6 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
112 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
16 mile(s) from campus in Salisbury
Nearest Train Station
16 mile(s) from campus in Salisbury

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


59% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


41%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Falcon
School Colors
Gold and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Pfeiffer University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government association, religious life council, commuter student association, programming activities council, residence hall association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


732

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
813
Women
422
Men
391

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.1% Asian
  • 24.0% Black/African-American
  • 6.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.9% White
  • 0.4% Unknown

International Students


2.0%

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


493

Student Resources

Study resources