Campbell University

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School Overview

Campbell University is a four-year, private non-profit Christian university. It was founded in 1887 by James Archibald Campbell and was originally called Buies Creek Academy. Since that time, Campbell has gone through many transformative states from junior college to a four-year university.

Campbell University is located in Buies Creek, North Carolina. It has nine distinct schools, including the college of arts and sciences, school of law, school of business, school of education, college of pharmacy and health sciences, the divinity school, school of osteopathic medicine, and school of nursing.

Campbell offers over 100 student clubs, groups, and organizations as well as 21 sports teams. Campbell students are committed to serving in their local community and complete over 80,000 combined service hours each year.

… to graduate students with exemplary academic and professional skills who are prepared for purposeful lives and meaningful service.
Campbell University mission

Campbell University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (800) 334-4111
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
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Address: 143 Main Street, Buies Creek, NC 27506
Setting: Town: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,185
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 50%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,237 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $34,630
Out-of-state Tuition: $34,630
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $24,918

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Campbell University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Campbell University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 172
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 10
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Education 1149
Engineering 3
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 84
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 4
Philosophy and Religious Studies 222
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Social Sciences 4
Theology and Religious Vocations 11
Visual and Performing Arts 9
Grand total 397918

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Campbell University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $34,630
Out-of-state $34,630
Books and supplies $1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,043
Out-of-state $14,043

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 805 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 804 99% $24,918
Student loan aid 504 62% $7,308

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,655 86% $21,386
Federal student loans 2,088 49% $6,990

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Campbell University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Campbell University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,422 2,099 3,323
Percent admitted 100% 74% 80%
Percent admitted who enrolled 14% 15% 13%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Campbell University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,185
Undergraduate enrollment 3,980
Graduate enrollment 2,205

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Campbell University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
    • Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree
    • Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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