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Campbell University logoCampbell University was founded as Buies Creek Academy in 1887 by a North Carolina preacher who believed that no student should be denied admission because of lack of funds. The school became a college in 1961 and a university in 1979.

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

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 3.80
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1230-1960
ACT Score: 19-28
6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
Acceptance Rate: 41%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 4359
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Location: Rural
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: B
Shakespeare: Yes
Academic Transparency: Somewhat Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $26,240.00
Out of State Tuition: $26,240.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: $38,600.00
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $25,572.00
Good Economic Value?: Poor
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 15.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 11.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: Yes
Student Political Involvement: Somewhat Political
Faculty Political Balance: Unbalanced: Republican
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Very Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles are primarily about Campbell University:

Celebrating the Spirit of Inquiry: Professors at Davidson, Campbell, and NC State receive awards from the Pope Center. (November 5, 2010)

Legal Education in North Carolina: A Report for Potential Students, Lawmakers, and the Public (February 25, 2008)

These articles mention Campbell University:

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

Watch Out for FAFSA: Universities use the federal form to conduct price discrimination in the form of merit scholarships. (February 16, 2012)

How Did Your School Do?: U.S. News and Forbes disagree about North Carolina's colleges, and we have another recommendation (September 29, 2011)

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

Growing Pains: An NC State graduate argues that working adults returning to school often have the maturity that they lacked at an earlier age. (June 19, 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 17, 2010)

Democrats at the Podium: In today’s college environment, commencement speakers’ politics should come as no surprise. (May 4, 2009)

Looking Back on 2008: The Pope Center took five major steps to improve higher education. (December 31, 2008)

Are Adjunct Professors Bad for Students?: Some doubts about a recent study suggesting that part-time faculty fail to “connect” with students. (August 5, 2008)

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