About Campbell

The private university of choice in North Carolina

Enrolls more North Carolinians than any other private university in the state and nation
Life at Campbell
Only private university in North Carolina with degree programs in law, pharmacy, and medicine
Graduate Programs
1 of only 3 private universities in North Carolina to achieve highest accreditation level
1 of the most academically diverse universities in North Carolina with 150+ programs
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Our Mission

We equip students with exemplary academic and professional skills that prepare them for purposeful lives and meaningful service.

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Founded in1887
An inclusive Christian University
6,800 students
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Leading from the start

Then a 25-year-old Baptist minister, J.A. Campbell founded Campbell University in 1887 when there were no other schools in the area. We continue his vision today to serve our community and to prepare students to lead with purpose.

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Our location across four campuses and online makes us a place of opportunities.

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U.S. News & World Report

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1 of the Top Tier law schools in the U.S. in 2016
27th best regional university in the South for 2018
1 of the Top 75 pharmacy schools in the U.S. in 2016

Meet our 5th president

Dr. J. Bradley Creed

President since 2015

Ph.D.  in Religion

Learn more about Dr. Creed
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“We are a school built on a firm foundation, seeking to serve and to lead, wherever the road may take us.”