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 a 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 915 - 1140 on the SAT exam, or 16 - 23 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 2.71 - 3.18. This school has an acceptance rate of 64 percent with 17 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Pfeiffer University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Pfeiffer University was reported as 63.8% in Fall 2020 with over 2,300 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

  • ACT Scores: 16 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.71 - 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

  • 2016-2017: 44.1%
  • 2017-2018: 66.0%
  • 2018-2019: 79.2%
  • 2019-2020: 63.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 61.5%

How Does Pfeiffer University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Pfeiffer University is thirteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Livingstone College50.1%
Catawba College49.5%
Davidson College18.1%
Wingate University88.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Pfeiffer University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math455 - 570
Total Score915 - 1140
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 22
Math17 - 23
Composite Score16 - 23
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