Pfeiffer University is located in Misenheimer, North Carolina, about a five minute drive from Richfield, North Carolina. Pfeiffer is a United Methodist-related private university. This university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as adult undergraduate programs of study, located on multiple campuses. They also offer distance learning for those who are seeking a Master’s-level degree, allowing for a flexible schedule around your own specific needs. The ability to set your own schedule makes distance learning at Pfeiffer University less stressful and more convenient. Some specialties of Pfeiffer University’s online degree program are specialized professor to student, and student to student interactions, through live online classroom sessions. Pfeiffer University makes it easy for you to continue your education and continue your professional life, with limited visits to campus.
At Pfeiffer University, the undergraduate application fee is $25, and the graduate application fee is $75. Pfeiffer University keeps it simple, with the same tuition for in district, in state, and out of state undergraduate students at $18,570, with the cost of $425 per credit hour. The same goes for graduate tuition, at $7,740 for in district, in state, and out of state graduate students, with the cost of $430 per credit hour. The total cost of attendance for an on-campus student from in district, in state, and out of state comes out to be $29,650. For off campus students without family the cost is typically $28,870, and for off campus students with family, the cost is typically $22,170. In prior years, however, tuition for undergraduates has even been as low as $17,520 and $16,450. Typically, regardless of where the student lived, the cost of books and supplies was in the range from $1,100 to $1,200; the cost of room and board on campus was in the range of $6,650 to $7,080; the cost of other expenses while living on campus was in the range of $2,100 to $2,200. As for off campus students, the cost of room and board for a student without family was in the range of $6,500 to $6,600; the cost of other expenses for an off campus student with no family was the same as for students on campus. The typical cost for room and board of a student with family was in the range of $2,100 to $2,200.
In 2009, the number of applicants was 1,127, with an almost 50/50 split of male to female applicants. The number of admitted students turned out to be 800, with 409 males and 391 females accepted. The rate of acceptance is generally around 71%. Total enrollment at Pfeiffer University of undergraduate, graduate, and adult programs came out to be 2,019 in the year 2009.
The criteria required for admission to Pfeiffer University include high school GPA, admission test scores, and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. Recommended criteria include college prep completion and a formal competency demo. Pfeiffer University accepts dual credit, and AP (Advanced Placement) credits, but does not accept life experience as a substitute for these credentials. Typical cumulative entry scores for admitted students who took the ACT range from 17 to 22, and for the SAT cumulative scores range from 850 to 1070.
Student services include remedial services, academic and career counseling, career placement, library facilities, and a work-study program. As for financial aid, 98% of students at Pfeiffer University received some kind of financial aid in 2009. Students received such financial aid as Federal Grant Aid, State & Local Grant Aid, Institutional Grant Aid, and Student Loan Aid.