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Pfeiffer University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Pfeiffer University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66%
Admission Difficulty for Pfeiffer University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Pfeiffer University and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,228 out of 1,860 applicants were admitted making Pfeiffer University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Pfeiffer University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Pfeiffer University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
41%
SAT Scores for Pfeiffer University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Pfeiffer University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Pfeiffer University?

Pfeiffer University typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #33 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Pfeiffer University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >77%
1080 to 1170 Avg + 66%-77%
990 to 1080 Avg - 53%-66%
900 to 990 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 900 Low <40%
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Pfeiffer University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for Pfeiffer University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Pfeiffer University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Pfeiffer University?

Admission data indicates that Pfeiffer University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #34 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pfeiffer University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Pfeiffer University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >77%
19 to 22 Avg + 66%-77%
16 to 19 Avg - 53%-66%
13 to 16 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 13 Low <40%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Pfeiffer University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Pfeiffer University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Pfeiffer University accepts 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Pfeiffer University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 10% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

66% of Pfeiffer University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Pfeiffer University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 34%
Top 50% of class 66%
Bottom 50% of class 34%
Bottom 25% of class 10%

Admission Statistics

Pfeiffer University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 982 878 1,860
Accepted 672 556 1,228
Acceptance Rate 68% 63% 66%
Enrolled 128 149 277
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 27% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pfeiffer University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Pfeiffer University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Pfeiffer University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199306 IPEDS survey data for Pfeiffer University.