St. Andrews University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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St. Andrews University Admissions Overview:

St. Andrews is a generally accessible school; with an acceptance rate of 56%, the school admits the majority of students each year. Those with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants are required to submit official high school transcripts and scores from either the SAT or the ACT. If you have any questions about applying, be sure to visit the school's website. Also, the admissions office is available if you have any problems or concerns about the application process.

Admissions Data (2016):

St. Andrews University Description:

St. Andrews University, formerly known as St. Andrews Presbyterian College, is a small, private, Presbyterian liberal arts college located in Laurinburg, North Carolina. The scenic 940-acre campus is centered around a small lake and is situated just 30 miles south of the resort area of Pinehurst, North Carolina and within two hours of several major metropolitan areas, including Raleigh and Charlotte. The university has a student faculty ratio of 10 to 1 and average class sizes of 15-20 students. St. Andrews offers 14 academic majors for undergraduates and 23 minors. The most popular programs include business administration, elementary education, interdisciplinary studies and sport and recreation studies. Students participate in an array of campus activities, including more than 20 clubs and organizations, six honor societies and an extensive equestrian program (St. Andrews made the list of top equestrian colleges). The St. Andrews Knights compete in the NAIA Appalachian Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 722 (688 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,874
  • Books: $1,800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,396
  • Other Expenses: $5,925
  • Total Cost: $43,995

St. Andrews University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 65%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,403
    • Loans: $5,939

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Physical Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 57%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 63%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 36%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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