Anderson University (Indiana) Admissions

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

Decker Hall at Anderson University in Indiana
Decker Hall at Anderson University in Indiana. Kschro10 / Wikimedia Commons

Anderson University has moderately selective admissions, and in 2016, the acceptance rate was 66 percent. Students with solid grades and standardized test scores have a good chance of being admitted. The school has rolling admissions and generally responds to the application within a few weeks. Applicants must submit an application including SAT or ACT scores and a high school transcript. Students have the option to submit an essay, with possible topics including the applicant's faith experience, educational goals, and his/her reasons for applying to Anderson. 

Admissions Data (2016):

About Anderson University:

Anderson University is a small, private university located in Anderson, Indiana, about an hour northeast of Indianapolis. The university is affiliated with the Church of God, and Christian discovery remains part of the school's mission. The college frequently ranks highly for the Midwest region. Professional fields such as business and education are extremely popular among undergraduates, but fine arts and the arts and sciences are also healthy at Anderson University. The University has a 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Nearly all Anderson students receive significant financial aid. In athletics, the Anderson University Ravens compete in the NCAA Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, soccer, softball, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,232 (1,883 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40 percent male / 60 percent female
  • 84 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,650
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,550
  • Other Expenses: $2,800
  • Total Cost: $42,200

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: 78 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,891
    • Loans: $6,935

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Arts, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Anderson University, You May Also Like These Schools:

Applicants interested in a mid-size college or university in Indiana should also check out DePauw University, Butler University, Hanover College, and the University of Evansville.

For those looking for another college affiliated with the Church of God, the University of Findlay, Lee University, Warner Pacific College, and Mid-America Christian University offer a range of sizes and locations around the country.

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