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:
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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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