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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
    B+
Anderson University is a private, Christian university located in Anderson, Indiana in the Indianapolis Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,331 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Anderson University acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Psychology, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 60% of students, Anderson University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,000.
1100 E 5th St
Anderson, IN 46012
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Anderson University - Indiana Rankings

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Anderson Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1160
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$22,914/ 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
$20,597/ 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.42 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    84%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,331Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
114
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Friendly
    63%
  • Kind
    21%
  • Loving
    8%
  • Closed off
    4%
  • Persistent
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
51%
of students say they don't have Greek life.43 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Community
    52%
  • Friend-like professors
    26%
  • Good
    15%
  • Home away from home
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
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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Due to COVID-19 sending everyone home during the middle of a semester, it put all of the professors and students to the test on how to properly go about moving completely online. Every step of the way, professors were encouraging, understanding, gracious, and checking in to see not just how we were doing academically but emotionally as well. They truly care about their students and how they are growing through new challenges. Regarding the academics, learning online was as smooth as it could have been with the short time that we were given to go online. Everything was easily accessible and professors made a point to send reminders out on due dates and upcoming assignments.
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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.
I love AU because they practice what they preach. When you first visit the school, you meet so many people who tell you that the professors and students there really take the time to personally get to know you and are passionate about seeing you succeed. Within a week of being on campus and not knowing anyone, the school became a second home for me. I cannot imagine choosing a different university; they have pushed me beyond what I thought I could ever be capable of and they have provided me with experiences that I will cherish for the rest of my life. It sounds like a fairytale school and I won't lie, there are hard days. Its college, of course there are hard days. But when you are surrounded by people - who were once strangers - that now feel like family, the hard days don't seem so bad. I love AU and will talk them up to any and all who are interested in attending a university. They have helped me find myself and who I want to become. They are simply just the best.