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Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%

Pfeiffer University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Pfeiffer University. Around 73% of applicants get into Pfeiffer University each year. Last year, 1,317 students applied to Pfeiffer University and 955 were admitted.

Consult with Pfeiffer University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to Pfeiffer University for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than August 15.

Pfeiffer University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Pfeiffer University's admissions stats.

Pfeiffer University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 1.92%
Mean SAT Score 1020
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 5%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6%
Waitlist No

Pfeiffer University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Pfeiffer University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 15 August 15

Considering Applying Early to Pfeiffer University?

Pfeiffer University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Pfeiffer University directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Pfeiffer University Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Pfeiffer University?

It is moderately difficult to get into Pfeiffer University.

In 2022, Pfeiffer University accepted 73% of students, approximately 955 of the 1,317 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Pfeiffer University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Pfeiffer University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Pfeiffer University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Pfeiffer University

What does Pfeiffer University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Class Rank Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Pfeiffer University for more information on admission factors.

Pfeiffer University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Pfeiffer University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Pfeiffer University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Pfeiffer University?

Students admitted to Pfeiffer University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 82.54% submitted a class rank. At Pfeiffer University 1.92% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 9.62% were in the top 25% and 32.47% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Pfeiffer University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 1.61%
3.75 and 3.99 16.67%
3.50 and 3.74 15.05%
3.25 and 3.49 13.98%
3.00 and 3.24 18.28%
2.50 and 2.9 22.58%
2.00 and 2.49 11.29%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Pfeiffer University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Pfeiffer University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 5% of Pfeiffer University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Pfeiffer University?

To be competitive with other Pfeiffer University applicants, you should aim to score between 895 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Pfeiffer University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 895, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Pfeiffer University student is 1020.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Pfeiffer University students scored 585 or higher and 75% of students scored 447.5 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Pfeiffer University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 447.5 or higher.

To be most competitive at Pfeiffer University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Pfeiffer University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Pfeiffer University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Pfeiffer University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Pfeiffer University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Pfeiffer University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Pfeiffer University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Pfeiffer University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Pfeiffer University.

Does Pfeiffer University accept transfer credits?

✅ Pfeiffer University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Pfeiffer University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Pfeiffer University?

✅ Pfeiffer University is not test optional.

What is Pfeiffer University's acceptance rate?

✅ Pfeiffer University has an acceptance rate of 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Pfeiffer University?

🟨 Pfeiffer University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Pfeiffer University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Pfeiffer University? Pfeiffer University is a somewhat selective institution. The Pfeiffer University acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.


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 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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Pfeiffer University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.18. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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