B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A
Campbell University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
143 Main Street
Buies Creek, NC 27506

Campbell University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
900-1110
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Campbell University

Cost

Net Price
$27,309/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,451/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,914/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,639/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,573/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,116/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,614Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Wide range of different ideas
    50%
  • Everyone has their place
    18%
  • Excited
    18%
  • Bored
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
40%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.85 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.119 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Sense of Community
    71%
  • Professional
    11%
  • Energetic
    9%
  • Boring
    5%
  • Unorganized
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.65 responses
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Campbell is a great school for programs such as medical, law, business, and ministry. What is it not good for is studying communication- unless your life goal is to get a masters or phd.
The communication tracks are all the same with the exception of two classes. The department does not help students with direct access to internships. The only way you can get a job, is due to your own ability to think outside the box, create your own opportunities, and by working hard on your off time practicing, watching YouTube videos, and taking broadcasting classes at a community college.
The communication depart lacks in communication (ironic?) and is micromanaged.

Bottom line: If you are interested in any type of journalism, broadcasting, or public relations I suggest you look elsewhere for a school that takes pride in their program, and fosters a learning environment geared towards the success of their students for life after Campbell.
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Campbell automatically chooses your courses for your first semester, and then gives you a chance to talk them over with your advisor at Orientation. I was so, so fortunate with my first semester courses—they got me many of the Gen Eds I needed to take care of (all of which with great professors) and also started me on my major's track, which I didn't expect to happen until my sophomore year. Our professors are amazing, and all of mine were committed to helping us succeed—and most of them had a great sense of humour. My academic writing and internet applications professors were two of my favourites, as they had a great sense of humour and were amazingly helpful both inside and outside of class, and my design I professor became my advisor and my boss—and a career role model—within my first semester. My classes were always challenging in a good way (except for PE, thank God), and encouraged me to grow my skillset. The class sizes are typically small in gen eds and the College of Arts and Sciences (my home), and I found that most of the students around me were committed to succeeding.

If you want to know about the best classes/professors to take, talk to the upperclassmen—they're awesome and so helpful!
The only reason I chose 4 out of 5 instead of 5 out of 5 is my little logical brain: we don't exactly live in hotels (although have y'all SEEN Pat Barker?). Overall, our housing is close to classes and food options, relatively spacious, nicely upkept (my dorm was recently renovated, and housekeeping is wonderful), with AMAZING resident life staff. While I didn't become immediate besties with the girls in my wing of the floor, as I planned in my crazy pre-college-life dreams, I made great friends on the 3rd floor and became best friends for life with my roommate. Our residence staff were always there to look after us, and they organized amazing programs for us to unwind and hang out. Here are my specific impressions of my two fave halls:

Day Hall: This is where I'm spending freshman year. Day is the oldest, but the cheapest, and was recently renovated. My room is much larger than other dorms, and we get a huge closet (note: some Day rooms have wardrobes). On the second and third floors, there are real hardwood floors—okay, so I'm a HGTV nerd. The bathroom is hall style, but I only rarely had problems with both showers being occupied, and never had trouble with all the bathroom stalls being occupied. Besides, nobody stole my food from the community fridge (and I didn't need to buy a fridge—score!). We use actual real keys to open and lock our doors, which apparently isn't the case everywhere. Oh, and we have a TV and Wii in the lobby, and there's laundry machines on every floor.

Pat Barker Hall: One of my best friends lives in PB, so I'm pretty familiar with its hotel-style chicness. The rooms are smaller than other places, but they're gorgeous and completely remind you of living in a hotel. The lobby is huge with super-comfy chairs, multiple TVs, and board games to play. They also have elevators, while most of us need to climb the stairs! However, the laundry is all upstairs.