Pfeiffer University first opened its doors in 1885 as a mission school founded to provide an education to students who had few opportunities for formal learning. Much has changed over the years, but Pfeiffer continues to emphasize the “service before self” principles on which we were built.
True to our history, Pfeiffer has made affordability one of its highest priorities and works with students to address financial limitations. Over 90 percent of Pfeiffer’s students receive some form of financial assistance.
Pfeiffer’s emphasis continues to be servant leadership. The three areas through which the University seeks to provide personal growth and academic knowledge for our students are Christian service, service or engaged learning, and co-curricular development. Pfeiffer’s Bonner Leaders program, through which students receive educational scholarships based on hours of community service, is the largest in the country. Our students participate in a variety of community service projects throughout the year, including tutoring and mentoring at area schools, building Habitat for Humanity homes, volunteering at area nursing homes, and providing service to any number of local non-profit agencies. Many of our students also participate in alternative fall and spring break mission trips, which this year has taken students to hurricane-struck Florida and an upcoming trip to Cuba.
A new state-of-the-art science laboratory facility, a new residence hall and a completely transformed south side of campus have continued to enhance an already student-friendly campus.
Pfeiffer’s goal is to educate for citizenship. If you are a student who is looking for an education that will help you develop personally as well as academically, Pfeiffer is the place for you.