Students Say

Thirty minutes south of Raleigh, North Carolina, Campbell University is “a small, Christian-centered school with a friendly community and many wonderful majors.” Religion, law, and pharmacy are among Campbell’s most popular academic programs. However, no matter what you choose to study, be prepared for a challenge. Professors like to turn up the heat, even in introductory classes, and “pride themselves on their difficulty.”

Overview

Applicants
3,348
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

61%
Over 3.75
10%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
-

Deadlines


Regular
August 19

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Thirty minutes south of Raleigh, North Carolina, Campbell University is “a small, Christian-centered school with a friendly community and many wonderful majors.” Religion, law, and pharmacy are among Campbell’s most popular academic programs. However, no matter what you choose to study, be prepared for a challenge. Professors like to turn up the heat, even in introductory classes, and “pride themselves on their difficulty.” The good news is that, on this intimate and friendly campus, faculty takes a heartfelt interest in teaching. A junior insists, “My professors genuinely care about whether or not I'm actually learning the material. The focus is not simply getting results on a test, but on preparing me to be a successful professional.” Another student adds, “I work hard but receive good grades. Nothing here is easy, but at the same time it’s not impossible.” Administrators are likewise praised for their open and friendly demeanor, though simultaneously criticized for disorganization. A senior laments, “Communication between departments seems to be rare and disjointed.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
305
with Terminal Degree
230

208
Men
97
Women

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
74%
Graduate in 5 years
95%
Graduate in 6 years
51%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships

Prominent Alumni


Bob Etheridge
U.S. Congressman

Margaret P. Currin
former U.S. Attorney, N.C.

Judge John Tyson
N.C. State Court of Appeals Judge

Elaine Marshall
NC Secretary of State

Frank Upchurch
President GA Baptist Healthcare System

Dr. Norman A. Wiggins
President, Campbell University

Dr. John Roberson
Executive Director, Baptist State Convention of NC

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
96
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,664

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,084

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,176

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,480

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,661

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$19,650
Required Fees
$700
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,642
Transportation for Commuters
$2,260

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Campbell attracts a student body that is predominately “white, middle class, [and] moderate to conservative in politics.” The school’s Baptist affiliation tends to draw a fairly high concentration of religious students, and the typical Campbell scholar has “some kind of church background, yet is not necessarily overly religious.” While many students are local, the school “has a surprising number of international students,” hailing from more than 100 countries. A student enthuses, “While it is true that many students are from North Carolina, I have had an opportunity to meet and make friends with students from around the world.” On that note, most students feel that “Campbell is very accepting” of all types and personalities. A junior attests, “I have never seen a place where everyone is so happy and willing to work with and help others, no matter what the age or ethnicity.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,298
Out of State
22%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented

Demographics

2.16%
Asian
18.76%
African-American
7.01%
Hispanic
57.90%
Caucasian
11.06%
Unknown
1.80%
International

52% female
48% male
22% are out of state
80% are full time
20% are part time

Overview

Students Say

On this safe, pretty, and largely residential campus, “dorm rooms are popular hang-out spots, and often students will gather in a dorm or apartment complex lobby for a movie.” In the evenings, “Student Activities hosts a variety of onand off-campus events including theater trips, ice skating, late-night meals, on-campus karaoke and games, and a lot more.” While social life is a part of the educational experience, don’t come to Campbell if you want to goof off; “Most of the students here at Campbell seem to be very focused on their academic goals, and compared to other schools, partying is at a minimum.” Surrounding Buies Creek is a sleepy town, so, “for movies and concerts, students head up to Raleigh, 30 miles away, or Fayetteville, 30 miles in the other direction.” If you aren’t up for a road trip, having fun is just a matter of creativity. For example, a sophomore writes, “Lately, my friends and I have gathered up enough interest among our friends to start a nightly hockey league on our outdoor basketball courts. It is excellent exercise and tons of fun.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
64%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
69
First-Year Students living on campus
80%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
68

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
44
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
20

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Fighting Camels)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Fighting Camels)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups: Multicultural Council

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
21

Average Number of PC's per Lab
250

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
85%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Campus Bookstore

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Herbert Kerner
Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid, and VA

Address
P.O. Box 546
Buies Creek, NC 27506

Phone
910-893-1200


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Lundy-Fetterman School of Business
Wallace Student Center/Oasis Grill/Starbucks
Keith Hills Country Club and Golf Course
Eakes Sports Complex
D. Rich Memorial Hall
Saylor Park

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Raven Rock State Park-Lillington, N.C.
Crabtree Valley Mall-Raleigh, NC
Carolina Pottery and Outlet Mall-Smithfield, N.C.
Wrightsville Beach-Wilmington, N.C.
All-Tell Pavillion, Raleigh, N.C.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9am-3pm
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Available Upon Request

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Raleigh/Durham International Airport is located 1 hr from campus. The Fayettville Airport is 30 minutes from campus. Both provide daily flights to the area. Shuttle services to and from the Raleigh/Durham International Airport is provided to international and on-campus students during the beginning and end of school, and during holidays. Prospective students and families may also be accommodated by the shuttle service when flying to the area. A five-day notice is preferred. Greyhound provides a second means of transportation with daily busing into Dunn. Amtrak is another option for visitors and students, providing services to Raleigh and Fayettville.

Driving Instructions to Campus
FROM THE NORTH: Take I-95 south to exit 79 (Benson). Follow N.C.27 west into Buies Creek. FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-95 north to exit 73 (Dunn). Follow U.S. 421 west into Buies Creek. The entrance is approximately fifteen minutes from Dunn. FROM THE EAST: Take I-40 to I-95 south. Follow I-95 south to exit 79 (Benson). Take N.C. 27 west into Buies Creek. FROM THE WEST: Visitors can choose several routes to reach the campus. Take N.C. Route 27 or U.S. 421 to Lillington. Guests may also take I-40 to U.S. 401 south into Buies Creek.

Local Accommodations
Dunn (10 mins) offers numerous hotels and inns convenient to campus. The two most popular are the Jameson Inn (901 Jackson Rd., 910-891-5758) and Holiday Inn Express (910-892-4400). Reasonably priced, the Jameson offers a fitness center, outdoor pool, and complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Holiday Inn Express of Dunn is conveniently located at the intersection of I-95 and US 421. At a moderate price, they offer an on site fitness center, as well as a complimentary continental breakfast. Just a bit further at exit 79 off I-95 is a Days Inn (910-894-2031).
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Key Stats

3,348
Applicants
4,298
Size
60%
Acceptance Rate

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