#10 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

Methodist University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Methodist University overview
Location Fayetteville, North Carolina
Online methodist.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Methodist University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Methodist University, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is a private institution that was founded in 1956. The campus, characterised by a serene and picturesque setting, spans over 600 acres and is positioned approximately 10 miles from downtown Fayetteville. Methodist University is particularly known for its professional programs, with a strong emphasis on health sciences, business administration, and the liberal arts. The school provides a selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and maintains a moderately selective admissions process. On-campus living is accessible, offering a range of housing options for students. While the university emphasizes a comprehensive liberal arts education, it is also home to noteworthy pre-professional programs, including those in engineering, education, and nursing. Methodist University competes in NCAA Division III athletics as the Monarchs, although it does not specifically focus on an acclaimed athletic program.

In the most recent statistical year 2,397 prospective students applied, and 1,814 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 326 enrolled in the school.  1,585 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 226 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $37,438 plus fees of $700. Methodist is ranked 668 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Methodist is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Methodist University overview
SAT 1063/1200
ACT 23/26
GPA 3.58

Applications Accepted

Methodist University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Methodist University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$700
Room and Board $12,828
Budget for Other Expenses$2,650
Total One Year Cost$55,016

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

39% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Methodist University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 41%
Social Sciences 7%
Biology 7%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 6%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198969 IPEDS survey data for Methodist University.

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