Misenheimer, North Carolina
Pfeiffer University is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Its mission is to prepare leaders for lifelong learning and service. Pfeiffer’s traditional undergraduate campus is in Misenheimer, N.C.—approximately 40 miles northeast of Charlotte—with additional locations in Charlotte and the Raleigh area.
Since its founding in 1885, Pfeiffer has continually grown in academic excellence, developing new programs to meet the needs of its students and emphasizing the ideals of Christian service.
Get to know Pfeiffer University
ENGAGED AND INSPIRED
Pfeiffer University is a tremendous place to learn, filled with multi-talented students, dedicated faculty, and supportive administrators. It strives to foster personal connections among each and every member of the Pfeiffer family. The University provides its students with experiences to live, learn, worship, and serve as they grow into leaders inspired to change the world. Students learn to be effective group members and leaders as they plan and implement their own activities, programs, and events for their fellow Pfeiffer University students and staff.
There are lots of things to do outside of the Pfeiffer classroom, and because the University is small, it is so easy to get involved. On campus, more than 30 student clubs and organizations, Falcon athletics, campus life, and leadership activities provide enriching college experiences that prepare students for professional and personal success. The Student Government Association (SGA), InterClub Council (ICC), and Campus Activities Board (CAB) are just some of the organization that regularly serve the entire student population.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 23%
White, non-Hispanic: 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 0%
The University has approximately 80 outstanding, nationally-recruited faculty, many of whom hold doctorates or other terminal degrees in their teaching fields. While their primary focus is on their students’ growth, the faculty are engaged in their own scholarly, creative, and public service initiatives. Pfeiffer seeks professors who value and contribute to students’ intellectual and emotional growth, so it’s no surprise that students are often invited to assist them with their exciting projects.
THE PFEIFFER JOURNEY
Pfeiffer strives to provide a holistic education to each and every student. Sending students on the Pfeiffer Journey, the University dedicates each year to different levels of progression toward their postgraduate careers. In the first year, students get grounded with a foundational exposure to campus resources. Sophomores are then encouraged to explore their academic options, and juniors integrate their experiences with leadership and volunteer work. The senior year rounds off the Journey with culminating capstone projects and portfolios.
During the Pfeiffer experience, many students find that their most important learning happens outside the classroom. Each of the campuses offer spaces for students to meet informally, share meals, and use access useful scholarly resources. They also have opportunities to meet with their professors and engage in professional societies and organizations that enhance their learning experiences. And they have even more opportunities to grow through a combination of high-quality academics and meaningful service abroad in countries all around the world.
Pfeiffer offers innovative services and guidance for its students’ future careers in the global marketplace. Programs are continually updated to partner students with the best of the community’s employers, including the Michelin tire manufacturer, which has supported students in all aspects of the company like data analysis and injury prevention. With an educational model that blends ideology, research, and practical application, students learn to collaborate through group work, refine their communication skills, and discover the value of civic engagement in a changing society.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 460 | 75th Percentile: 560
25th Percentile: 450 | 75th Percentile: 540
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25th Percentile: 14 | 75th Percentile: 21
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