Pfeiffer University originated from the Oberlin Home and School, a homeschool developed by Miss Emily C. Prudden in 1885. In 1903, the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church agreed to assume responsibility for the Oberlin property, and on June 8, 1903, the Oberlin school was renamed the Ebenezer Mitchell Home and School.
Established in 1885, Pfeiffer University is a globally engaged, regional university distinctive for its transformational undergraduate experiences and leadership in professional and graduate programs that fill demonstrated needs at its campuses in Misenheimer, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, and online.
Vested in its history as a United Methodist-related university and propelled by an innovative faculty and staff, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of achievement, scholarship, spirituality and service.
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The Wick S. Sharp Learning Center, located at Misenheimer campus, offers academic and support services to help students achieve success in college.
Services are designed to help students ease the transition to college life and manage the demands of a university curriculum. With guidance from Learning Center staff, students identify effective approaches to studying and, if necessary, sharpen writing skills, enhance reading comprehension and learn to manage anxiety to improve overall academic performance.
Because we want you to feel comfortable, our Residence Life team strives to make your transition to college as seamless as possible. As an on-campus resident, you have the opportunity to live in a community with your peers within walking distance to all Pfeiffer resources, accessible to campus and community events.
Residence halls are split into quads, each of which is staffed with Residence Assistants who help you settle in, find resources and establish harmonious living arrangements with other students.
The G.A. Pfeiffer Library is a comfortable space in which to study and meet with fellow students. Discover the extensive available resources to support research, teaching and learning.
Medical services on campus are provided by a licensed nurse practitioner affiliated with Carolinas Health Care.
The Health Services office, located in Stokes Student Center, is open Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Students are asked to call to schedule an appointment when possible; walk-ins will be seen as available. Proof of insurance is required.
Approximately half of all Pfeiffer students are enrolled at our traditional undergraduate campus in Misenheimer, North Carolina. Nestled in a scenic, historic town near Morrow Mountain State Park, our unique campus accommodates a thriving community of engaged learners where career exploration is supported and encouraged.
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Your college experience is far more meaningful when you join a student club or organization. Gain practical experience, build relationships, network for your future and – most importantly – have fun! Join or start a Pfeiffer club today.Spotlight: Resist Boredom! Weekly Entertainment: Burned out by homework? The Campus Activities Board (CAB) sponsors musicians, comedians, speakers, movies and many more activities. (Most are free!)Check out the activities listed in the weekly newsletter posted around campus. You can also get the latest by checking in with the Campus Activities Board (CAB).
Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees.
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