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Details for Pfeiffer University


Pfeiffer is a comprehensive United Methodist-related university in Misenheimer, a town near Richfield, North Carolina. it was founded in 1885 to provide education to students with few opportunities for formal learning and continues to  emphasize Christian service.

Read more about Pfeiffer University in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 3.20
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1250-1530
ACT Score: 18-22
6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%
Acceptance Rate: 59%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1018
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist Church
Location: Rural
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: C
Shakespeare: Yes
Academic Transparency: Not Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $24,210.00
Out of State Tuition: $24,210.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: N/A
Average Student Debt of Graduates: N/A
Good Economic Value?: Poor
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 6.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 14.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Non-Political
Faculty Political Balance: Very Unbalanced: Republican
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Unbalanced: Republican
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles mention Pfeiffer University:

Students in Space: Universities build a lot of classrooms, but use them infrequently. (October 30, 2012)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)