Pfeiffer University: Narrative Description

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PO Box 960
Misenheimer, NC 28109-0960
Tel: (704)463-1360; 800-338-2060; Admissions: (704)463-1360; Fax: (704)463-1363; Web Site:

Description: Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: 300-acre rural campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $12.5 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3982 per student. Total enrollment: 2,027. Faculty: 134 (65 full-time, 69 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 586 applied, 72% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 62% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 992 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 196 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 11 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 20% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 41% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 77% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $20,400 includes full-time tuition ($14,570) and college room and board ($5830). College room only: $3030. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. part-time tuition: $330 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 41 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Religious Life Council, Commuter Student Association, Programming Activities Council, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Winterfest, Aprilfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 717 college housing spaces available; 490 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Gustavus A. Pfeiffer Library with 117,000 books, 25,744 microform titles, 415 serials, 2,963 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $531,192. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The setting for Misenheimer is a rural area with moderate mild climate. Commercial transportation is available at nearby Salisbury, and airlines at Charlotte. Recreational activities include swimming, boating, hunting and camping.

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