Anderson University is a private, Christian university located in Anderson, Indiana in the Indianapolis Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,591 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Anderson University acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Nursing, and Elementary Education. Graduating 58% of students, Anderson University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management46 Graduates
Elementary Education29 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services22 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities19 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies16 Graduates
Athletic Training14 Graduates
Computer Science12 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
Anderson University - Indiana Reviews
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!
Anderson was a very average school when I went there. Safe campus and good housing, but in my experience, most of the students were very closed off. Many of the student's parents were alumni and all knew each other from birth, so many of them already had friends attending there before they stepped on campus, so they were not open to making new friends. The town is awful, barely anything exciting to do there. Most people go home on the weekends, so it's a ghost town on Saturday/Sunday. Foods almost always awful. Sports are not important on campus, except to the athletes themselves. Academics are very average. Too many classes to choose from with very little professor diversity. Working there is great however. If you're planning on attending Anderson, look into getting a job on campus. Great people work in the offices.