Located in Misenheimer, North Carolina, Pfeiffer University is a private university established in 1885 with an aim to enkindle transformative experiences in its students. The university is home to over 1,246 students from 22 states and 17 countries around the globe. The university offers undergraduate, graduate as well as certificate programs to students who want to study in the USA.
After welcoming one of the largest incoming classes in recent history for the 2017- 2018 academic year, Pfeiffer University continues to grow in terms of student enrollment. The university saw a 10% increase in the undergraduate class of 2018 - 2019. This increase is about 50 percent in a two-year comparison. This increase in student enrollment can be dedicated to marketing strategies and managing communication with prospective students.
Pfeiffer University looks forward to serving students in its new state-of-the-art Charlotte campus and upcoming Center for Health Sciences facility in Albemarle. With small class sizes, a personal education experience, and first-class faculty, students are able to have an exceptional experience of studying abroad.
|Year of Establishment||1885|
|Location||Misenheimer, North Carolina|
|Type of University||Private (not-for-profit)|
|Number of Campuses||Three|
|Total Student Enrollment (Fall 2019)||1,246|
|Percentage of International Students||40|
|Average Acceptance Rate||66%|
Pfeiffer University has three campuses within the state of North Carolina, USA. The oldest and the main campus is at Misenheimer. The other campuses are at Charlotte and Morrisville. The one at Morrisville is officially known as Raleigh-Durham Campus.
All students are required to live within the campus for at least 6 semesters. Upon completion of six months at the university, students can choose to stay off-campus at affordable student housing options nearby the university campus. The university has 9 residential halls which are adequate space to accommodate all the students studying in the university. The university residence halls accommodate around 500 men and women. A few of the university Residence Halls include:
All students are supposed to take up meal-plans as part of the University policy. All of these plans also include a personal flexible spending dollars that may be used in either the Knapp Sack or Stokes Dining Hall.
The courses offered by Pfeiffer University are divided into 4 divisions which cut across both undergraduate and graduate programs. These divisions include:
The university offers 22 fields of study which make up a total of 42 undergraduate courses. Out of these the most popular courses are:
Pfeiffer University aims to reinvent liberal arts education in the USA and thus offers opportunities to the students to gain practical experience along with academic exposure.
The university also offered graduate programs such as Business Administration, Financial Fraud Investigation, Health Administration, Health Administration/Leadership, Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, Practical Theology, and Leadership offered on the Charlotte campus. The Master of Physician Assistant Studies is offered in Albemarle, NC.
The university follows a rolling admission process, that is, students can apply for admission at any time of the year. However, the university recommends that students complete their applications for admissions at Pfeiffer University by May 1 in order to ensure sufficient availability of seats.
Application: Applicants can complete their admission application online.
Application Fee: 50 USD for UG program and 75 USD for PG program
Enrolment Deposit: 150 USD (To secure spot after getting admission)
General Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following documents at the time of application
|Exam||Minimum Required Scores|
All these documents are to be mailed at:
48380 US Hwy 52 North
P.O. Box 960
Misenheimer, N.C. 28109-0960
Fax: (704) 463-3356
Main: (704) 463-1363
|Expenses||Per Semester(in USD)||Per Year(in USD)|
|Full-Time Tuition Fee||14,900||29,800|
|Double Room Cost||3,010||6,020|
|Single Room Cost||3,950||7,900|
|Room in New Hall||4,370||8,740|
|Tuition Fee||668 USD per Semester Hour|
|Audit Fee||668 USD per Semester Hour|
Pfeiffer University offers a number of financial aid options. These include scholarships, federal and state grants, and loans. Since international students are not eligible for federal financial aid, they can apply for various scholarships offered by the university. A few of the scholarships offered are:
International applicants can also apply for various external international scholarships to study in the USA. These are awarded by various private agencies and organizations or even the home country government.
Pfeiffer University offers its alumni opportunities at attending all the events organized by the university. The alumni are also welcome to volunteer at these events, thus maintaining a lifelong connection with their alma mater. The university also publishes a magazine and includes its alumni in the Hall of Fame. Moreover, the university maintains an active Alumni Association which periodically meets and also awards the alumni with recognitions.
Some of the well-known personalities which have inhabited the walls of Pfeiffer University include:
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$29,200 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Pfeiffer University Enrollment||1722|
|Average Graduation Rate||47.7%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$29,200 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$20,040 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,500 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$10,958 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,000 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$10,958 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,000 / Year|
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|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
The reason why I had chosen this college is because I liked that it was very small and felt like home. Coming from someone with very bad social anxiety, I wanted to choose a college that wasn't overwhelming and large.
I feel that the course curriculum for my major at Pfeiffer university is not as bad as the others. Most of all my classes and depending on the professors are teaching all the material and we just have to review for it on each exam. And the better u get at knowing the material for each class. It only gets easier as long as you study and work hard.
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