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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Anderson University is a private, Christian university located in Anderson, Indiana in the Indianapolis Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,431 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Anderson University acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Elementary Education. Graduating 57% of students, Anderson University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,000.
About Anderson University - Indiana...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1100 E. 5th Street
Anderson, IN 46012

Anderson University - Indiana Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1110
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$24,005/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,790/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,431Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
135
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    61%
  • Kind
    22%
  • Loving
    9%
  • Closed off
    4%
  • Persistent
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
50%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Community
    54%
  • Friend-like professors
    23%
  • Good
    15%
  • Home away from home
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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One huge thing I like about Anderson University it that the community is big in that city! I can even break it down to even the staff at Anderson University wants the students to succeed in life. You have so much support at Anderson with professors, staffs, coaches, and even friends.

One thing I do want to change is the open house hours. I get that we are a Christian University but we should still get the opportunity to hang with the other gender.
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The idea of Anderson University is amazing. However, there are many donors practically pulling the strings of the university that they don’t admit to. They swear up and down they don’t discriminate, but they do without knowing it. Most students that have complaints are strong armed, of course unless they have connections to one of the larger donors. As much as I want to like this place and believe in their values, I’ve been extremely let down. There’s also several accounts of sexual harassment, assault, and rape that goes unreported and under wraps which makes the university appear more safe than it is. The majority of the students also party and drink, including some of the students in leadership positions, so if you’re looking for an atmosphere than does not support these things I would look more into it and be wary of what you are told.
I love the extracurricular activities my school offers, the classes offered, the professors, and students that I've made a great connection with. I would love to see more of diversity shown for the different cultures we have on campus. I would also love to see different events for the different religions we have on campus as well. Having a larger food variety would also be a great thing to offer for the students. We as students would love great food to make us feel more at home while at college away from home. The last thing I would love to see is water even when it's hot outside, and possibly pool parties at our campus pool.