Anderson University

1100 E 5th St, Anderson, United States
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Overview of Anderson University

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,983
    • Men:913 (30.6%)
    • Women:2,070 (69.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Anderson University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
316 Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Anderson, SC  29621-4035
Phone
(864) 231-2030
Fax
(864) 231-2004
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.56
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $26,970 (64.32148819461007%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,680 (23.08609587407584%)
  • Other Expences: - $2,000 (4.769854519437157%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,280 (7.822561411876937%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Anderson University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline July 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003418
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,042
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Business, Education, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
378,453

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Anderson University provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


51.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


56.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


57.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (30)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Ministries, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (4)


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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


26,708

Nearest Metropolitan Area


271 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Greenville

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Greenville
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 of College Housing


46% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


45%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Anderson University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,550

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,983
Women
2,070
Men
913

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

Number of Graduate Students


514

Student Resources

Study resources