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Chartered November 1, 1956 as a senior, coeducational liberal arts college.
Was established as a joint venture by the citizens of Fayetteville/Cumberland
County and the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Methodist
College opened to students in the fall of 1960. In the Fall of 2006, in conjunction
with the institution's 50th anniversary celebration, Methodist College officially
became Methodist University. Click
here for the historical highlights from the University's first 50 years.
The 617-acre campus includes 51 buildings, an 18 hole golf course, football/track
facility, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, outdoor volleyball and
basketball courts, and an amphitheater. Click
here to view the campus map.
The city of Fayetteville
is North Carolina's fourth largest metropolitan area and is home to over 250,000
people, arena league football, minor league hockey and baseball teams, and numerous
cultural and entertainment facilities.
The University today serves approximately 2,400 students—1,750 in the
day program, 500 in Methodist University at Night, and 150 in graduate programs.
The student/faculty ratio is 15:1. Average class size is around 20 students.
The student body includes persons of diverse ages and nationalities, representing
41 states and 53 foreign countries. Approximately 40% of our students come from
out of state. Almost $17 million of institutional scholarships and grants were
awarded to our students last year.
Since 1964, the University has graduated 10,293 students. Alumni have excelled
in many ways; they have earned graduate degrees, advanced professionally, started
their own businesses, and become leaders in their chosen fields and communities.
The University can house 1,170 students in its 14 residence halls. All residence
halls include air conditioning, free cable TV and local telephone service, laundry
facilities, and Internet access. For information on each residence hall's features,
here. All freshmen will be a part of a First Year Experience Program.
Areas of Study
Today the University offers bachelor's degrees in over 80 fields of study (majors
and concentrations) including communications, justice studies, business
administration, education, and social work. New majors and concentrations recently
added include interdisciplinary studies of clandestine labs, church leadership,
and radio communications. The University offers four master's degree programs:
the Master of Medical Science in physician assistant studies, the Master of
Business Administration in organizational management and leadership or health
care administration, the Master of Justice Administration, and the Master of
Education in literacy or special education.
The University is a NCAA Division III member offering 20
intercollegiate sports. The University competes in the USA South Athletic
Conference. Several years ago, the University formed the Methodist University
Monarch Booster Club and the Methodist University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Students are encouraged to join one or more of our 100+ clubs,
honor societies, and student organizations.