Pillar College

country rank  1731
world rank  8477

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University Overview

Established in 1908, Pillar College is a non-profit private specialized higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Newark (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), New Jersey. This institution also has a branch campus in Somerset. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Pillar College (PC) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. Pillar College (PC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 114 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy This higher education institution has an open admission policy. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. PC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym PC
Founded 1908
Motto Educate, Inspire, Equip

University Location

Address 60 Park Place
07102 New Jersey
United States
Tel +1 (973) 803 5000
Fax +1 (973) 242 3282
Other locations Somerset

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving predominantly Black-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type None, open admission policy
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office

(973) 803-5000

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist Pillar of Fire International; Wesleyan Church - www.wesleyan.org

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions
2000 Classification
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Pillar College's Library
Pillar College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 2,700 physical volumes and 59 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), Commission on Accreditation

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)

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