Anderson University

Anderson, SC

Anderson is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1911, it adopted coeducation in 1930. Its 32-acre campus is located in the town of Anderson, 20 miles from Greenville.

Website: www.andersonuniversity.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,983
Undergraduate
Students
(69.4%) 2,070 Women
(30.6%) 913 Men
514
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 2,322 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
481 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
581 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$43,110
Tuition and Fees
$28,000
Room and Board
$9,830
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$21,033
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,042
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
148
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Anderson Population
26,708
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Greenville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
46% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Trojans
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
6.3% Black/African-American
3.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.1% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students
1.2% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
30%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
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 Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
316 Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Anderson, SC 29621-4035
Phone
(864) 231-2030
Fax
(864) 231-2004
E-mail
admission@andersonuniversity.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
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
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
 
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
79% of 2,322 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 1,617 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 705 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
833 (45%) of 1,836 admitted students enrolled
Women
566 (44%) of 1,278 admitted students enrolled
Men
267 (48%) of 558 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
3.56
3.75 and Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
30%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
481 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
581 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
34%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
36%
Score of 18 - 23
54%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 37%
Top quarter: 58%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$43,110
Tuition and Fees
$28,000
Room and Board
$9,830
Books and Supplies
$2,000
Other Expenses
$3,280
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
Final deadline July 30
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003418
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,412 (98.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,167 (82.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
899 (77.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
191 (21.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$21,033
Need-Based Gift
Received by 894 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,777
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 438 (48.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,458
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 169 (18.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
121 (8.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,490

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,350 (80.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,828 (84.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,429 (85.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
598 (24.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$19,354
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,389 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,574
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,399 (57.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,453
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 495 (20.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
459 (11.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,456

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,042
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
Available
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Education, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
2,631
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
387
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
275
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
1,853
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Interior Design
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
148
Part-Time Faculty
193
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
26%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
378,453
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
192
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
Visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Anderson Population
26,708
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Greenville
Campus Size
271 acres

Weather

Temperature
30 average low in January, 85.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Anderson
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Clemson

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
46% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
45%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

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
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Trojans
School Colors
Gold and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, baptist collegiate ministries, gamma beta phi, anderson university education club, ducks unlimited, council of exceptional children
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,983
Women
2,070 (69.4%)
Men
913 (30.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,550
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
6.3% Black/African-American
3.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.1% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students.
1.2% from 20 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
514

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
56.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
57.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
30%
Average Starting Salary
30%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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