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Pfeiffer University

Established in 1885, Pfeiffer University is a globally engaged, regional university distinctive for its transformational undergraduate experiences and leadership in professional and graduate programs that fill demonstrated needs on its campuses in Charlotte, Misenheimer and Raleigh, and online. Vested in its history as a United Methodist-related university and propelled by an innovative faculty and staff, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of achievement, scholarship, spirituality and service. Visit Pfeiffer at www.pfeiffer.edu or www.facebook.com/pfeifferuniversity.

Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.

Location

Address
48380 US Hwy 52N
City
Misenheimer
State
NC
Zip/Post Code
28109

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
948
Total Graduate enrollment
946
In State Tuition Fees
23750
Out State Tuition Fees
23750
ACT Score
19
SAT Score
1384
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.2
Male Female Ratio
40:60
Acceptance Rate
71%
Student Faculty Ratio
13:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Methodist Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Pfeiffer is a globally engaged, regional university distinctive for its transformational undergraduate experiences and its leadership in professional and graduate programs that fill demonstrated needs. Vested in its history as a United Methodist-related university and propelled forward by an innovative faculty and staff, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of achievement, scholarship, spirituality and service.
Mascot
Falcon
Colors
Black and Gold
Conference
Conference Carolinas

College History

History

Pfeiffer originated from a home school operated by Miss Emily Prudden in the late 19th century. The school first began operation on the outskirts of Hudson, North Carolina, on Lick Mountain in (Caldwell County, North Carolina). University archivist Jonathan Hutchinson said in 2013, "Our accepted founding date is 1885," referring to the date Prudden's first school began, "but Emily probably started the school in about 1898."The school was called Oberlin, after John Frederick Oberlin, a French priest noted for his social improvement in the Alsace Region of France.

The school was later endowed by Mrs. Mary P. Mitchell, and the name was changed to the Mitchell School. A fire destroyed the school in 1907 and it moved to the nearby town of Lenoir, North Carolina. As that location proved inadequate, the school again relocated in 1910, this time to its current location in Misenheimer. The Mitchell School began issuing high school diplomas in 1913. In 1928 the school began offering junior college classes and was accredited as such in 1934. It was that year that the Pfeiffer family of New York City gave generous financial gifts to the school for construction of new buildings, and it was then that the name Pfeiffer Junior College was used. During the 1950s the school began offering senior college courses.

The four-year Pfeiffer College was accredited in 1960 during the administration of Dr. J. Lem Stokes II, President. Pfeiffer opened a satellite campus in Charlotte, approximately forty miles away, in 1977. In 1996 the college's trustees voted to re-organize to achieve university status, and the current name of Pfeiffer University was adopted. An outdoor drama entitled "The Legacy of Lick Mountain" relates the beginning of the school, and will be presented in Hudson, N.C. in the summer of 2014.

College Specialty

Specialty

Pfeiffer University offers a comprehensive liberal arts experience for students at its traditional undergraduate campus in Misenheimer, N.C. Located in Stanly County, 45 minutes east of Charlotte, and one hour southwest of Greensboro, Pfeiffer offers quick access to Albemarle, Asheboro, Concord, Mint Hill and Salisbury for work, play and internships.

Alumni

Alumni

Keith Crisco '64 North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Antonio Harvey, former NBA player Dr. Amir "Ace" Gabr, '08 Co-founder of AGI consulting RTP in North Carolina Dr. Jewell Mayberry, Fulbright Scholar George "Pat" Waters '65 Grandson of General George S. Patton Jonathan Penny Future US Senator Vincent Toscano '08 Owner of Toscano Gardens, worlds most beautiful nursery specializing in banana trees Dr. Stephen L. Lemons '68, former Under Secretary for Benefits for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Matthew Delmar Austin, J.D. was instrumental in bringing Pfeiffer Basketball to the national spotlight. Dr Michael J. Kane, 1987. Noted professor of Criminal Justice and Municipal Court Judge (WV).

Alumni Association:www.pfeiffer.edu/alumni-and-friends/alumni-association

Campus

Campus

Pfeiffer has 2 graduate campuses. The main graduate campus is located in Charlotte, North Carolina near the SouthPark area. The campus has been in Charlotte for 33 years and currently serves several hundred students. Pfeiffer's Research Triangle Park campus, located in Morrisville, North Carolina, serves graduate students in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas

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