Frequently Asked Questions
Read through the answers to these questions other students asked the Admissions Office. Maybe you'll find a quick answer to your question, too.
Here are the broad categories covered on this page:
- General Questions
- Admissions at Campbell University
- Applying to Campbell University
- Visiting Campus
- Transfer Admissions
- Paying for College
Question 1: Where exactly is Buies Creek?
Buies Creek is located in Harnett County about 40 minutes south of Raleigh, NC, the state capital, and about 30 minutes north of Fayetteville, NC.
Question 2: What is the religious affiliation of Campbell University?
Campbell University is a Christian university affiliated with the Baptist tradition. We welcome students from all Christian traditions as well as students of other faiths to join our campus community.
Question 3: Can freshmen have cars on campus?
Yes. Campbell University is located in a rural community, so we understand that having a car is more necessary here than it may be at other schools.
Question 4: Do freshmen have to live on campus?
Both freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus unless they meet certain requirements or are commuting from a home they share with a parent.
For more information, read about Campus Housing in the University's Student Handbook.
Question 5: Can I have a minor or double major?
Once you have declared a major, you can also choose a minor or even double major. You will want to consult with your academic adviser prior to declaring either a second major or a minor.
You can minor or double major in most of our degree programs. For more information, read our Academic Catalog.
Question 6: I already have one Bachelor's Degree. Can I receive a second?
The University does grant second Bachelor's degrees. However, you'll want to reference our Academic Catalog for qualification and restriction information.
If you have any questions, you can contact our Registrar's Office at 1-800-334-4111 ext. 1265.
Question 7: Does Campbell University offer study abroad opportunities?
Yes, Campbell University does offer study abroad. The University participates in the Best Semester program sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Best Semester offers a variety of domestic and international learning experiences.
In addition, the University can work directly with international institutions for personalized study abroad placement.
Admissions at Campbell University
Question 8: Can I take classes online?
Campbell University has a limited number of online courses. These courses are designed and intended primarily for active military students though other students are allowed to enroll if they meet certain requirements. If you have questions about online courses, you can contact the Distance Education Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question 9: Can I get my degree at night?
Very few of the degree programs on Main Campus can be completed by taking only night courses. While night courses are available, the night offerings aren't designed to provide the full range necessary to complete an entire degree program.
You may be better served by enrolling at one of our extended campus locations. The programs at our extended campus provide more flexible scheduling. Find out more about the extended campus locations.
Question 10: What is Campbell University's SAT code? ACT code?
The University's SAT code is 5100. For the ACT, the code is 3076.
Applying to Campbell University
Question 11: Can I apply online?
Absolutely. You can click here to apply online or you can use one of the "Apply Online" buttons on our website.
Question 12: What is the application deadline?
There isn't a deadline. Campbell University uses a " rolling admissions model" which means the Admissions Office evaluates applications whenever they are completed. Applications are accepted until the start date the semester for which you are applying. However, Admissions doesn't recommend waiting that long.
Question 13: What should I send with my application?
You'll need to submit official high school and college transcripts, if applicable, as well as SAT or ACT test scores. Personal essays, teacher recommendations, etc. are not required but will be accepted and reviewed if you choose to submit them.
Question 14: Can I fax my transcripts?
We cannot accept faxed transcripts. Faxed transcripts are often illegible due to the poor quality of faxes.
Question 15: How much is the application fee and is it refundable?
The application fee is currently $35. It is not refundable.
Question 16: Does Campbell University honor fee waivers?
The University Admissions Office is open to fee waiver requests. You can submit your application fee waiver request by mail or by email. The Admissions Office will notify you if your request is denied. If you are applying online, there is a fee waiver request option prior to submitting your application.
Question 17: How can I find out the status of my application?
You can find out your application status by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling the Admissions Office at 1-800-334-4111 ext. 1290.
Question 18: Who should I contact if I'm having trouble with the online application?
You can contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-334-4111 ext. 1290.
Question 19: I want to visit on Saturday. Can I make an appointment?
We're glad you want to visit and would love to have you on campus. Saturday visits are available by appointment only between the hours of 9:00-12:00. and are limited to meeting with an admissions counselor and campus tour.
The following is not available for Saturday tours: building tours, meeting with faculty and staff members, appointments with Financial aid: or arranging for you to sit in on class.
To schedule an appointment for another day, contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-334-4111 ext. 1290.
Question 20: Do you allow overnight visits?
We have a few students who have agreed to host interested students for an overnight visit. You must be a senior in high school in order to qualify for an overnight visitation. Availability of overnight visitation opportunities is subject to the availability of our student hosts.
Overnight visits are scheduled for Monday-Thursday. No weekend overnight visits are available.
For more information about overnight visits, contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question 21: What are the requirements for transfer students?
Primarily, transfer student requirements are identical to those for non-transfers. However, there are a few things that are different.
Visit our Requirements page for more information about admissions requirements at Campbell University.
Question 22: Does Campbell University require transfer students to have a minimum number of credit hours?
No, Campbell University doesn't require transfer applicants to have a minimum number of transferable credits.
Question 23: Is there a maximum number of credit hours that will transfer to Campbell University?
That depends on where the credits are coming from. If your credits are from a two-year college, we will only accept a maximum of 64 credit hours.
But if your credits are from a four-year college or university, there is no maximum. You should look at the University's Academic Catalog for more information about transferring.
Question 24: How can I know which of my credits will transfer to the University?
Once you have applied, the Admissions Office sends your transcripts to the Registrar's Office to have a "Transcript Evaluation" performed.
This evaluation will determine which of your credits will transfer as well as the courses they'll serve to replace here at Campbell.
Question 25: Does Campbell University have scholarships for transfer students?
There are academic scholarships available to transfer students including a limited number of Phi Theta Kappa scholarships.
Question 26: Are transfer students required to live on campus?
Transfer students must meet the same requirements as other University students in order to live off-campus.
Paying for College
Question 27: Is Campbell University affordable?
The University Financial Aid Office works hard to make a Campbell University education affordable. Over 95% of students at Campbell are receiving some sort of financial assistance.
Last year, the Financial Aid Office awarded an average package of $27,203. Financial aid awards come from a variety of grants, loans, and scholarships. Note that the amount of your award will vary depending on eligibility.
Question 28: How much should I expect to spend on a year at Campbell University?
Your personal out-of-pocket expense will vary based on your eligibility for financial aid and scholarships, as well as other factors such as major, your classes for the year, etc.
As a general estimate, you should plan on spending approximately $29,000 a year at Campbell. Some or most of this cost will likely be covered by your financial aid awards.
Question 29: I'm an out-of-state student. How much is my tuition?
Your tuition will be the same as an in-state student's tuition. As a private university, Campbell University does not distinguish between in-state and out-of-state students.
State residency may, however, affect eligibility for certain types of financial aid.
Question 30: How do I apply for financial aid?
To apply for financial aid, you'll need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete the FAFSA online by clicking here.
Once the Financial Aid Office receives your FAFSA information, they can process your awards.
Question 31: What is Campbell University's FAFSA code?
The University's FAFSA code is 002913.
Question 32: When can I apply for financial aid?
First, you must be accepted by the Admissions Office before you can apply for financial aid. If you have questions about your admissions application status, contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-334-4111 ext. 1290.
Secondly, you must wait until the beginning of year during which you will enroll. FAFSA forms for each calendar year are released on January 1st.
Question 33: Are scholarships available?
Scholarships are available through Campbell University. The types of scholarships awarded by Campbell University are academic merit scholarships, endowed scholarships, and athletic scholarships.
Question 34: Does Campbell University offer work-study opportunities?
There are work-study opportunities available on campus. The Financial Aid Office will determine whether you are eligible for federal work-study benefits. There are also institutionally-funded work study opportunities that may be available at the discretion of the particular department.
However, it is your responsibility to seek out a campus employment position. The Financial Aid Office doesn't place students in work-study positions.