Pfeiffer University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Pfeiffer University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 44%, Pfeiffer University seems like a selective school. Still, those applying with good grades and solid test scores have a good chance of being admitted. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, along with official high school transcripts and scores from either the SAT or the ACT. Campus visits are not required as part of the admissions process, but they are encouraged for any and all interested students to see if the school would be a good fit for them.

Admissions Data (2016):

Pfeiffer University Description:

Pfeiffer University is a private United Methodist college located in Misenheimer, North Carolina, about 40 miles from Charlotte, with other locations in Charlotte and Morrisville, North Carolina. There are just over 700 students at the main campus in Misenheimer, but the university has about 2,000 total, a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1, and an average class size of 13. The university offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies degree programs. Pfeiffer takes pride in its nursing program, and has just dedicated a new state-of-the-art learning facility in the Nursing Department. Pfeiffer is home to over 30 student clubs and 18 intercollegiate sports. The Pfeiffer Falcons compete in the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas. Pfeiffer always challenges its students to think critically, be effective when evaluating information, and use creativity, as shown by its Quality Enhancement Plan for undergraduates, designed to help students with those skills.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,414 (848 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,992
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,700
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $43,195

Pfeiffer University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 90%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,094
    • Loans: $9,787

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Health Care Administration, Criminal Justice, Business Management, Exercise Science, Elementary Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 60%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 38%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Cross Country, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Volleyball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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