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Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

About Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer University Overview

Pfeiffer University is a private, religious school in a rural setting in Misenheimer, North Carolina. Pfeiffer University was founded in 1885 and the school enrolls around 1,122 students a year, which includes 744 undergrads. Pfeiffer University offers on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by August 15.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Pfeiffer University!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus

There are no fraternities or sororities at Pfeiffer University, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Pfeiffer University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Pfeiffer University on the Student Life page.

2022 Pfeiffer University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 5%
Tuition $31,940
Percent of Need Met 73%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $28,587

Is Pfeiffer University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Pfeiffer University offers and if it seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 73% of applicants get into Pfeiffer University each year. Out of 1,317 applications received in 2022, 955 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pfeiffer University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Pfeiffer Universityhas a six year graduation rate of 34 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Pfeiffer University Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Pfeiffer University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Pfeiffer University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Pfeiffer University's endowment was valued at $15.3 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $8,468 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Pfeiffer University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Pfeiffer University meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $28,587 a year.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Pfeiffer University.

Based on this information, is Pfeiffer University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Pfeiffer University a good school for you?

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Where is Pfeiffer University Located?

Pfeiffer University is located in the rural setting of Misenheimer, North Carolina, less than an hour from Charlotte.

If you want to see Pfeiffer University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Misenheimer, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charlotte Douglas International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Pfeiffer University and Misenheimer are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 960 Misenheimer, NC 28109-0960

Campus Setting: Rural

Pfeiffer University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pfeiffer University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pfeiffer University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Pfeiffer University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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25 and Above


18 to 25


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Pfeiffer University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Pfeiffer University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Pfeiffer University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

895 - 1150


Math SAT Range

443 - 585


Reading SAT Range

448 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1150 and Above


895 to 1150


895 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Pfeiffer University students is 1020. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Pfeiffer University, while applicants with SAT scores between 895 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 895 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Pfeiffer University.

Pfeiffer University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Pfeiffer University is like? There are approximately 1,122 students enrolled at Pfeiffer University, including 744 undergraduate students and 378 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from NC and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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