Pfeiffer University

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Pfeiffer University can be found in Misenheimer, NC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around two thousand students enrolled per year at Pfeiffer University.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to Pfeiffer University. A score in the range of 1250 - 1560 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Pfeiffer University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.18. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Pfeiffer University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Pfeiffer University was reported as 96.1% in Fall 2012 with over 1,660 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1250 - 1560
  • ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Pfeiffer University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Pfeiffer University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Pfeiffer University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 55.5%
  • 2009-2010: 56.3%
  • 2010-2011: 59.2%
  • 2011-2012: 59.8%
  • 2012-2013: 96.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 72.4%

How Does Pfeiffer University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Pfeiffer University is seventy-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Livingstone College71.2%
Catawba College40.6%
Davidson College25.6%
Wingate University79.3%
Johnson C Smith University36.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Pfeiffer University (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 520
Math440 - 540
Writing400 - 500
Total Score1250 - 1560
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 22
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