Campbell University

Campbell University

Campbell University was established on January 5, 1887, as Buies Creek Academy by James Archibald Campbell. It became Campbell Junior College in 1926 and a senior college in 1961. It gained university status on June 6, 1979, when it adopted its current name. The university covers around 850 acres in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Campbell University is divided into the following academic units:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Divinity School
  • Lundy-Fetterman School of Business
  • Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • School of Education
  • School of Pharmacy

Campbell University competes in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference. Its sports teams are known as the Fighting Camels and participate in tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, cross country, football, wrestling, softball, swimming, track and field, volleyball and golf.

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Contacting Campbell

Campbell University Inc
450 Leslie Campbell Ave
Buies Creek , NC 27506
General Phone: (910) 893-1200

Campbell Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management434business management, accounting, financial management, international business, MIS
Education and Teaching202education, curriculum and instruction, secondary school administration, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, English teaching, family/home economics teaching, math teaching, ...
Medicine186pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design, drug development, health professions
Law115pre-law, law
Liberal Arts104French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, economics, international relations, political science, ...
Therapy and Counseling92psychology
Religion and Philosophy63religion, religious studies, philosophy and religious studies, ministry
Science46biology, chemistry
Media30media studies, journalism, radio and television, digital communications, public relations, advertising
Family and Social Work29family studies, child development, community organization, public administration, social work
Security and Law Enforcement24criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Hospitality17hospitality administration
Design9graphic design
Music7music, music performance, music theory and composition, piano, various music studies
Computer Science and Engineering6computer science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama, stagecraft
Fine Arts2fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Campbell in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree83862
Associate's degree1222
Master's degree18114
First-professional degree2503

Campbell Student Body

In 2007-2008, Campbell had a total enrollment of 6,208 students (4,782 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 74%
Graduate 12%
First Professional 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 16%
Hispanic 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 24%
20-21 19%
22-24 18%
25-29 15%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina77%
(International Students)3%
New Jersey2%
New York2%
South Carolina1%

Campbell Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 38 %

Campbell Room and Board (2007)

Campbell offers campus housing for 2,091 of its 4,782 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Buies Creek, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Campbell Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal518642
SAT Math510654
ACT Composite2229

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT84%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT8%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Campbell Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,350
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,350
Room and board $ 6,830
Room charge $ 3,250
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,580
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 4,384

Financial Aid:
Campbell participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 291300)

Campbell Faculty

Campbell has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4025

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year29$95,4263$76,032
Associate professorcalendar year41$67,05914$75,984
Assistant professorcalendar year19$77,86420$83,177
Instructorcalendar year1*2*
Lecturercalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year90$78,32941$75,540

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year0*3$76,032
Associate professoracademic year17$50,2946$51,752
Assistant professoracademic year20$54,21114$55,306
Instructoracademic year3$46,3412*
All faculty totalacademic year40$51,95625$55,996

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Campbell Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pioneer Football League
Basketball Atlantic Sun Conference
Baseball Atlantic Sun Conference
Track Atlantic Sun Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4582127

Campbell Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Community Organization and Advocacy
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Law (LLB, JD)
Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Clinical and Industrial Drug Development (MS, PhD)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Piano and Organ

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Campbell Apart:

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Number of students
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Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 13%Campbell Salaries of full-time faculty
Male % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Campbell Male % of student body
% of degrees in law
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Campbell % of degrees in law
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 14%Campbell % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in education and teaching
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 15%Campbell % of degrees in education and teaching
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 15%Campbell Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in medicine
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Top 15%Campbell % of degrees in medicine
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 17%Campbell % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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