Anderson University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Anderson University in South Carolina
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Anderson University in South Carolina had an acceptance rate of 54 percent in 2016, and students with good grades and decent test scores have a pretty good shot of being admitted. To apply, students need to fill out an online application and submit test scores from either the SAT or ACT. Applicants can submit optional materials to strengthen their application. These include a personal essay, letters of recommendation, and a resume of extracurricular activities.

Admissions Data (2016):

Anderson University Description:

Founded in 1911, Anderson University is a private university located in Anderson, South Carolina, a city 30 miles southwest of Greenville. Atlanta and Charlotte are both two hours away. The university is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and takes its Christian identity seriously: the school lists a "commitment to a Christian community" as the first of its central values (see the school's values statement). Traditional undergraduates at Anderson can choose from 36 majors and concentrations with business fields being the most popular.

The school also offers several graduate programs and programs for adult students. Academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The majority of Anderson students receive grant aid, and the university wins high marks for its value. Student life is active with over 40 student clubs and organizations.

On the athletic front, the Anderson Trojans compete in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference. The college fields eight men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,432 (2,944 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 31 percent male / 69 percent female
  • 84 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,880
  • Books: $2,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,174
  • Other Expenses: $3,280
  • Total Cost: $40,334

Anderson University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100 percent
    • Loans: 94 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,440
    • Loans: $4,742

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Christian Studies, Early Childhood Education, Human Resource Management, Kinesiology, Visual Arts.

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling, Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Cross Country, Tennis, Golf

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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