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Campbell University

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On January 5, 1887, Buies Creek Academy, presently known as Campbell University, was founded as a community school. The founder, James Archibald Campbell, established the school under the premise that no students should be rejected for admission due to lack of money. Buies Creek Academy became Campbell Junior College in 1926 after receiving junior college status. In 1961, the school’s name changed to Campbell University after becoming a senior college. In 1979, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law opened, and the school’s name changed to Campbell University. As the university continued to grow more schools opened on the campus, including the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business (1983), School of Education (1985), the Divinity School (1995), and the Pharmacy School (1985).


Campbell University is located in Buies Creek, North Carolina. It is a university that is affiliated with the Baptist church. This coeducational university is in a rural community. The students at Campbell University receive favorable test scores of national and state exams. Since opening, the School of Pharmacy has had a 99 percent passage rate on both national and state exams. 100 percent of the School of Pharmacy students pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). In 1994, the School of Law students had a 100 percent passage rate on the North Carolina Bar Exam. Another distinguishing factor about Campbell University Inc is that the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business offers joint MBA degrees in Pharm. D., M. Divinity., and Juris Doctor.

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Campbell University. The university currently offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, and specialist degrees. The colleges and schools at Campbell University consist of the College of Arts and Sciences, Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, Norman-Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University Divinity School, Campbell University School of Education, and Campbell University School of Pharmacy.

The university currently offers over 100 concentrations and tracks for undergraduate and graduate level degrees. Most degrees fall under the College of Arts & Sciences, as the university is a liberal arts school. A few of the undergraduate offering include Art, Exercise Science, International Business, Information Technology and Security, Pre-Law, Psychology, Christian Ministry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Music. The university offers 5 associate degrees in Business General, CIS, Economics, Government, and History. Graduate degree programs include Business Administration, Pharmaceutical Science, Trust and Wealth Management, Clinical Research, Divinity, Ministry, School Administration, and Mental Health Counseling.

Online courses are available for students who qualify. The available distance learning courses include accounting, business, marketing, literature, religion, math, and Spanish. The course offering for online courses change from semester to semester so students must check with the Distance Learning Department or online at Campbell University.

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The admissions requirements for incoming freshman include a high school diploma or a GED certificate; high school transcript with the required high school coursework for admission English – 4 credits, college-prep math – 3 credits (geometry and algebra II required), social sciences – 3 credits(must have US history), natural sciences– 3 credits, (must have 1 laboratory science), and foreign language– 2 credits (recommended); and a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must also meet certain requirements on the ACT and SAT. An ACT composite of 20 or an SAT combined verbal and math score of 950 is required for admission.

Transfer students must meet the above requirements and submit a transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended. The admissions department places a higher amount of admission consideration to college coursework than high school coursework and grades. Those who have not taken the ACT may be required to do so, but the admissions committee makes the decision on a case-by-case basis. A minimum number of transfer hours are not required. Coursework that reflects a “D” or lower cannot be accepted by the university.

Those who wish to enter the graduate school have slightly different criteria for admission. The graduate admission committee makes the decision on whether a student enters one of the graduate programs. The criteria may include LSAT scores, PCAT scores, a personal statement, letters of recommendation, undergraduate GPA or graduate GPA, leadership experience, and academic background and achievement. The graduate programs are looking for well-rounded students in which to grant admission

Financial Aid

The first step in the financial aid process is completing the FAFSA form to determine eligibility. Students should complete this document as soon as possible to receive the best award amounts. The applications may be submitted beginning in early January. Students may qualify for loans, grants, merit-based scholarships, work-study programs, need-based aid, and deferred payment plans to finance and education.

Scholarships vary in award amount but the maximum value is $15,000 per year. A few of the scholarships that Campbell University has to offer are Presidential and Scott-Ellis Scholarship ($5000 per year) and Merit-based scholarships. International students do not qualify for federal or state aid, but the International Merit Scholarship offers an opportunity to receive financial assistance. The Endowed Scholarship program offers scholarships to over 1,600students each year. Over $54 million has been donated to help Campbell University students receive a quality Christian education. Outside scholarships are available for students in the following categories: minority scholarships, book scholarships, country scholarships, miscellaneous scholarships, military scholarships, and senior high school scholarships.

Many students hope to qualify for grants because this form of financial assistance does not require repayment. The school offers Federal Pell Grants with a yearly award amount between $400 and $4500. The State Contractual Scholarship Fund offer students $500 to $5000 per year toward an education. The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) provides a gift between $100 and $4000 to qualifying student, and the NC Legislative Tuition Grant offers a maximum award amount of $1,900.

Students may qualify to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program to earn money to finance an education. Students earn between $1,000 and $2,000 per year in financial assistance.

Students may qualify for $2,625 to $5,500 in loan amounts. Federal loans come in subsidized and unsubsidized type. Parent loans are available to parents who meet the requirements.

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The campus housing consists of apartments and residential halls. There are 6 residential halls for males and 8 residential halls for females. The male halls include Baldwin Hall, Kitchin Hall, McCall Hall, Murray Hall, Small Hall, and Sauls Hall. The female halls consist of New Residence Hall, Bryan Hall, Burkot Hall, Day Hall, Hedgpeth Hall, Powel Hall, Jones Hall, and Strickland Hall. There are 3 apartment complexes that include Stadium Apartments, Faculty Memorial Apartments, and Bob Barker Hall.

Students looking for entertainment on campus find assistance at the Student Activity Information Desk of the Wallace Student Center. The desk is staffed Monday through Sunday, and students can sign up to play games, take trips and participate in sponsored events, check out board games and more.

Campbell University students have the chance to join many different campus groups and organizations. Impact Team is a campus ministry that encourages students to join weekly study, services, worship, and fellowship opportunities. Students may contact the Office of the Campus Minster at Campbell University Inc for more information.

Students may also have an interest in joining clubs and organizations on campus. The Inter-Organizational Council (IOC) is a group comprised of a representative from each organization and club on campus. Students meet to share ideas and become familiar with activity planning. A few of the organizations and clubs on campus are Accounting Club, CASA – Campbell African Student Association, College Democrats, College Republicans, International Student club, Middle East Student Association (MESA), Presidential Scholars club, Walker Biology Club, and Religion club.

For those students who enjoy campus recreation, Campbell University offers fitness centers and weight rooms at two campus gyms. Students can take aerobics classes, self-defense classes, karate, meditation yoga, and martial arts. There are also sports clubs on campus offering recreating in soccer, swimming, football, disc golf, cycling, cricket, and basketball. There are teams for women and men. There are also intramural sports teams on campus.

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The Campbell University teams participate in the NCAA Division I and Atlantic Sun Conferences. The mascot is Gaylord the Camel, and the school colors are black and orange. There are 20 sports teams at this university that include men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, golf, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track, wrestling, cheerleading, swimming, and volleyball.

These sports teams play in Barker-Lane Stadium, football; John W. Pope Jr., volleyball, basketball, and wrestling; Keith Hills Country Club, golf; Eakes Athletic Complex, soccer and softball; Taylor Field, baseball; Johnson Aquatic Center, swimming; James Nisbet Tennis Center, tennis; Campbell Cross Country Trail, cross country; the McLeod Athletic Training Facility, primary athletic training facility; John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Weigh Room, primary weight training facility.

Notable accomplishments for these sporting teams include NCAA appearance in 1992, men’s basketball; 2 conference championships, women’s basketball; and NCAA appearance in 1990, baseball. Campbell University is expected to compete in the Big South Conference in 2011 in all sports except women’s swimming, football, and wrestling.


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Ranks 21st in North Carolina and 790th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.02
Arson 1 0.02
Burglary 8 0.13
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 5 0.08

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Buies Creek, NC 27506
Surrounding communityFringe town (less than 10 mi. from an urban cluster)
Total Population1,938 (N/A urban / 1,938 rural)
Households485 (1.85 people per house)
Median Household Income$17,500
Families147 (2.69 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (other dominant fields)
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Congressional District3702

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 521st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $25,300 $25,300 $25,300
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $940 $940 $940
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $525 $525 $525
FT Graduate Tuition $6,840 $6,840 $6,840
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $570 $570 $570
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $42,580 $42,580 $42,580
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $42,580 $42,580 $42,580
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $33,280 $33,280 $33,280

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Osteopathic Medicine Degree — Tuition $39,000 $39,000
Osteopathic Medicine Degree — Required Fees $1,500 $1,500
Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $32,400 $32,400
Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $580 $580
Law Degree — Tuition $36,500 $36,500
Law Degree — Required Fees $560 $560

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $24,720 $25,000 $24,720 $25,000 $24,720 $25,000
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,300 $8,900
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,940 $5,040
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,300 $8,700
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,940 $5,040
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,940 $5,040

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$35
Graduate Application Fee$65
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 11,714 (5,271 male / 6,443 female)
Admitted 8,180 (3,681 male / 4,499 female)
Admission rate 70%
First-time Enrollment 788 (350 male / 438 female)
FT Enrollment 770 (343 male / 427 female)
PT Enrollment 18 (7 male / 11 female)
Total Enrollment6,122

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Pioneer Football League
NCAA Basketball Conference Big South Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Big South Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Big South Conference

ACT Test Admission

433rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 43%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 27

SAT Test Admission

210th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 84%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 380 / 655
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 385 / 645
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 765 / 1300

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,962
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$4,500
Board Fee$4,800

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 175 42 52 12 738 161 1,184
Accounting 9 4 1 29 4 47
Advertising 2 1 3
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 1 2
Biochemistry 1 1 6 8
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 11 13
Business Administration and Management, General 25 6 6 2 145 24 208
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 4 2 7
Chemistry, General 2 1 1 6 2 12
Child Development
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development 14 1 6 2 42 5 71
Communication and Media Studies, Other 1 5 1 7
Community Organization and Advocacy 2 2 4
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 2 1 5 8
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 1 1 13 1 16
Curriculum and Instruction
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Divinity/Ministry 4 1 1 35 41
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 3 3
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Economics, General 1 2 3
Education, General 21 2 2 35 19 79
Education, Other 1 1 2 4
Elementary Education and Teaching 2 38 4 44
English Language and Literature, General 1 5 6
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1 2 3
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 2 1 2 20 3 28
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2 2
French Language Teacher Education 1 1
French Language and Literature 1 1
Graphic Design 1 7 2 10
Health Communication 4 1 5
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1 2 6 3 12
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 1 1 1 4
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
History Teacher Education 3 3
History, General 1 1 4 1 7
Homeland Security 4 2 6
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other 1 1 27 3 32
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Information Technology 8 2 2 1 25 7 45
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 1
International Relations and Affairs
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 1
Keyboard Instruments 2 2
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 3 3
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 1 3 1 26 4 35
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 2 1 3 1 7
Mathematics Teacher Education 2 1 3
Mathematics, General 1 4 1 6
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 3 2 5
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education 1 5 6
Music Theory and Composition 1 1
Music, General 1 3 4
Music, Other 1 1
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 1 4 5
Pharmaceutical Sciences 26 1 27
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 1 7 8
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3 3
Political Science and Government, General 1 6 1 8
Pre-Law Studies 1 1 10 1 13
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 17 2 19
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 1 1
Psychology, General 16 3 33 15 68
Public Administration 1 1
Public Relations/Image Management 1 1 1 3
Radio and Television 1 1 2
Religion/Religious Studies 1 6 7
Religion/Religious Studies, Other 1 1 2
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other 29 1 1 1 41 17 91
Secondary Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 3 5 8
Social Sciences, General 12 4 2 28 17 63
Social Studies Teacher Education 1 1 2
Social Work 4 8 1 13
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2 2
Spanish Language and Literature 1 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 3 1 4
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 3 1 8 1 13

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 831st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $78,120 ($79,430 male / $64,083 female)
Number of FT Faculty 199 (130 male / 69 female)
Number of PT Faculty 485
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $5,583,669

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