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Chances of getting into Pfeiffer University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.5%
Admission Difficulty for Pfeiffer University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Pfeiffer University and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #36 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,743 out of 2,701 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 74 percent. Pfeiffer University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Pfeiffer University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
900-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
45%
SAT Scores for Pfeiffer University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Pfeiffer University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1020

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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 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #32 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Pfeiffer University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >76%
1015 to 1130 Avg + 65%-76%
900 to 1015 Avg - 52%-65%
785 to 900 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 785 Low <39%
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Pfeiffer University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
41%
ACT Scores for Pfeiffer University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 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. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pfeiffer University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Pfeiffer University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >78%
19 to 22 Avg + 65%-78%
17 to 19 Avg - 55%-65%
15 to 17 Reach 44%-55%
Less than 15 Low <44%
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Pfeiffer University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Pfeiffer University?

Applicants require 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 #19 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 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Pfeiffer University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Pfeiffer University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,203 998 2,701
Accepted 1,136 607 1,743
Acceptance Rate 94% 61% 65%
Enrolled 188 120 308
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 20% 18%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
255

Applicants have 255 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pfeiffer University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Pfeiffer University prefer SAT or ACT?

45% of students submit their SAT scores to Pfeiffer University. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Pfeiffer University?

65% of those who apply are granted admission to Pfeiffer University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Pfeiffer University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1130. 45% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Pfeiffer University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.