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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 1,431 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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,351/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,712/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,150/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,428/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,862/ year
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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
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,431Undergrads
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 22 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    59%
  • Kind
    23%
  • Loving
    9%
  • Closed off
    5%
  • Persistent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
51%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Community
    56%
  • Friend-like professors
    24%
  • Good
    16%
  • Home away from home
    4%

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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I love Anderson University. My experience here has changed my entire life and perspective on everything I do. The relationships I've created are second to none. I know going forward that my education is in good standing with professors I can rely on to make sure I have the adequate resources to accomodate a successful career. Despite being in a relatively low-income city, Anderson is incredibly safe. I can easily say that attending this university is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
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Overall, I like AU. But personally, I feel like I need more. After only one semester here, everything is already too familiar and I feel like I’ve been here forever. Which I guess for some people, that’s great and exactly what they want; people are friendly and it’s easy to know everyone, and it’s easy to find your way around just after a week or two. I’d say it’s an average Christian college, but most of the professors are really great and most of the people themselves are as well. The new meal plan this year is terrible. Honestly it’s enough to make me want to transfer schools because it’s that bad. Overall though, I’d say it’s not a bad school. Some people thoroughly love their time here, and some people it’s just not for them. I’m sure it’s all what you make your experience out to be.
I love AU! It has a great community of students and faculty. All the professors want to help all their students succeed! I absolutely love being a part of this school. They have many different majors and minors, and if they don't offer what you want, they will help you find a way to get there! All of the faculty members are so motivated to help their students, and you can tell they all love what they do. The athletics programs are pretty great too! The coaches are invested in their athletes and want to help them achieve their best!