Lander University Admissions

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

Lander University Old Main Building
Lander University Old Main Building. Bill Fitzpatrick / Wikimedia Commons

Lander University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 62%, Lander University is generally accessible to interested students. In general, students will need strong test scores and good grades to be admitted. To apply, interested students will need to submit high school transcripts, scores from the ACT or SAT, and an application. While not required, letters of recommendation are recommended. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the admissions office, or stop by the campus for more information.

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Admissions Data (2016):

  • Lander University Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Lander University Description:

Lander University is located on a 123-acre wooded campus in Greenwood, South Carolina, a city of 23,000 people. The majority of students at this small public university come from South Carolina, but 28 other states and 17 foreign countries are also represented. The university offers over 60 areas of study in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional programs in business, nursing, and education. Business administration is the most popular undergraduate major. The university has other strengths in science and Montessori education, and students can also pursue an engineering dual degree with Clemson University. Academics are supported by a 17 t0 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 23. Student life at Lander is active with over 80 student clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Lander Bearcats compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference. The university fields five men's and six women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,772 (2,734 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 31% Male / 69% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,200 (in-state); $20,800 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,583
  • Other Expenses: $2,600
  • Total Cost: $23,483 (in-state); $33,083 (out-of-state)

Lander University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,985
    • Loans: $6,126

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 34%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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