Anderson University

Anderson, IN

Anderson, founded in 1917, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 100-acre campus is located in Anderson, 48 miles from Indianapolis.

Website: www.anderson.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,566
Undergraduate
Students
(58.8%) 921 Women
(41.2%) 645 Men
311
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
65% of 2,236 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
509 average
460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
501 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$40,340
Tuition and Fees
$30,450
Room and Board
$9,890
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Freshman Award
$25,945
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
105
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Anderson Population
55,670
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Indianapolis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Ravens
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
9.4% Black/African-American
2.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.6% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students
1.9% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 1 2
History 1 2
Academic Electives   5

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1100 East Fifth Street
City, State, Zip
Anderson, IN 46012-3495
Phone
(765) 641-4080
Fax
(765) 641-3851
E-mail
info@anderson.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
September 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Lifestyle statement required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 2,236 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 1,249 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 987 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
361 (25%) of 1,459 admitted students enrolled
Women
193 (23%) of 856 admitted students enrolled
Men
168 (28%) of 603 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.40
3.75 and Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
509 average
460-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
12%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
36%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
1%
SAT EBRW
501 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
38%
Score of 300 - 400
9%
Score of 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
38%
Score of 18 - 23
42%
Score of 12 - 17
17%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 50%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
3%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$40,340
Tuition and Fees
$30,450
Room and Board
$9,890
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001785
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
422 (96.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
378 (89.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
378 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
146 (38.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Award
$25,945
Need-Based Gift
Received by 373 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,248
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 326 (86.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,836
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 17 (4.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
58 (13.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,030

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,549 (92.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,410 (91.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,408 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
604 (42.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$23,905
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,374 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,932
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,263 (89.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,356
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 67 (4.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
307 (18.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,313

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • Dance, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Family Systems
  • Finance, General
  • General Studies
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
105
Part-Time Faculty
147
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
28%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 48% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
640,804
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
300
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Theological Studies, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Ministry

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Theology

Location and Setting


Anderson Population
55,670
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Indianapolis
Campus Size
163 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.2 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Anderson
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Indianapolis

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
35%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
24-hour crime line

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Ravens
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, adult and continuing education students association, multicultural student union, campus ministries
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,566
Women
921 (58.8%)
Men
645 (41.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,431
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
9.4% Black/African-American
2.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.6% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students.
1.9% from 18 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
311

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
66.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Average Starting Salary
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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