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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
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Anderson, SC 29621
About Anderson - South Carolina...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
From Anderson University - South Carolina

You’re standing at a crossroad.

The decision you’re about to make—where to attend college—is one that will set the course of your life in a profound way. We want to be a part of your journey.

Great Academics.
Great Faith.
Great Purpose.
Great Hospitality.

Those are the pillars upon which Anderson University was built and continues to thrive. But a #TrueToAU experience is so much more than that.

This is our invitation to you. Discover what makes Anderson University the largest private university in South Carolina. Learn how you’ll receive an education
that is accessible, excellent, and rigorous. See why our students are so engaged in our campus culture, and the ways in which you’ll find yourself an integral part of it.

After all, this is your journey.

Where will it take you?

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Anderson University - South Carolina Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
960-1280
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$21,641/ 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
$19,940/ 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
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
14
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    57%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,525Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
356
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Christian
    73%
  • Accepting
    22%
  • Focused
    3%
  • Proud Aetheist, Satanist
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.62 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.95 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Community- everyone is a big family here
    59%
  • AMAZING
    14%
  • Too oppressive
    8%
  • BORING
    6%
  • Growing
    6%
  • Homelike
    4%
  • UNIQUE
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $35,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    59%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    81%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses

    Anderson University - South Carolina Reviews

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    I went to Anderson because I liked the people, and the Christian atmosphere seemed comfortable to me and similar to what I was used to growing up in a small private Christian school.
    I found a lot of friends right away at school. There are plenty of attractive people for dating, of which I did my fair share, and overall the staff is good.
    Academically I had a mixed experience. A lot of the professors are passionate and great instructors. But there are also a fair amount of professors that either suck at teaching or I just generally disliked.
    I would rate the school average because the program that I was in, Graphic Design, was overall a pretty negative experience. There are a few great professors in the program, but there are several that I had a very bad experience with and I know a lot of other students did as well. The design program has to have nearly a 40% drop rate, and I wish I would have switched programs or even gone to another school. Keep in mind that program matters a lot!
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    Choosing Anderson University for my undergraduate studies was an incredible decision. Professors were AMAZING and my experience was family oriented. Sometimes the financial aid office was frustrating to deal with but other than that I LOVED my experience there! I have felt completely prepared to begin my career as a teacher thanks to AU's faculty.
    Anderson University was the most energetic and friendly campus I have visited. The students overall attitude was happy and intentional, it was very easy to see that the students love their college. The school is the perfect size, not being too small or too big. The class sizes sounded perfect, averaging about 28 per class. I would like to see even more people join this college!