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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,940
   Women 2,022 (68.8%)
   Men 918 (31.2%)
Graduate Students 491
Entrance Difficulty Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate 54% of 3,316 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline August 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.55
SAT Math 515 average
460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 532 average
470-585 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $40,865
  Tuition and Fees $25,880
  Room and Board $9,520
Average Percent of Need Met 75%
Average Freshman Award $19,524
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 124
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Anderson Population 26,708
Nearest Metropolitan Area Greenville
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 92% of freshmen, 53% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Trojans
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
3.0% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.9% White
4.1% Unknown
International Students 0.9% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 46.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported