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Pfeiffer University

A private liberal arts university affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Pfeiffer’s mission is to prepare servant leaders for lifelong learning. Its regional network of campuses includes a traditional undergraduate campus in Misenheimer, North Carolina, approximately 40 miles northeast of Charlotte, a Charlotte campus and a Raleigh-Durham campus.


Pfeiffer is a globally engaged, regional university distinctive for its transformational undergraduate experiences and its leadership in professional and graduate programs that fill demonstrated needs. Vested in its history as a United Methodist-related university, and propelled forward by an innovative faculty, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of achievement.


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.

Student services

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.

Housing services

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.

Library services

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

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.

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

Get into the best shape of your life while studying at Pfeiffer.

  • Exercise regularly through play days, intramural sports, participation on sports teams or workouts in the fitness center.
  • Eat healthfully through our dining hall meal plan options, and Sodexo’s Mindful Eating wellness program.
  • Access health services as needed from an on-campus nurse practitioner.
  • Manage stress through walks by Gibson Lake on the wooded paths or relaxation on the campus grounds.
  • Take a yoga or tai chi class, bulk up in the gym or use the pool to find your ideal form of exercise.

Student clubs

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.

Albemarle, North Carolina, United States

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