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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    B
Anderson - South Carolina is a private, Christian university located in Anderson, South Carolina in the Greenville Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,480 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Anderson - South Carolina acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Nursing, Teacher Education for Multiple Levels, and Elementary Education. Graduating 53% of students, Anderson - South Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,400.
About Anderson University - South Carolina...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621
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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

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1145
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,574/ 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
    $15,788/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,289/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,168/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,659/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,115/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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.68 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,480Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Christian
    65%
  • Accepting
    22%
  • Too Christian
    8%
  • Focused
    3%
  • Proud Aetheist, Satanist
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Community- everyone is a big family here
    56%
  • AMAZING
    15%
  • Too oppressive
    8%
  • BORING
    6%
  • Growing
    6%
  • Homelike
    4%
  • UNIQUE
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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I love my specific theatre department and the campus is beautiful! However I feel that there is not a lot of diversity on campus. The theatre department is amazing and I feel at home there. I love my college and the friends I've made. I feel that my major specific classes are very helpful, but the gen ed classes sometimes feel boring and unnecessary.
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Anderson is a good community school with lots of fantastic people and great professors. However their are a lot of rules regarding visitors and times to be back at the school. There is no specific time set but they shut and lock the gates at "12:00" am but I have found they close earlier leaving you with nowhere to park. There is also some very odd attendance policies, which may cause interference with anyone who has any medical illnesses. The dorm rooms have inconvenient layouts making it difficult to set up beds and have room for desks, also Some of the suites share a bathroom between 5-6 girls. One shower, one toilet and two Mirrors making it difficult to get ready in the morning. Some of the dorm rooms have no air conditioning making the south Carolina heat difficult. Keep in mind this is also a Christian school who has traditional values. I would not recommend to someone who is looking for a school with less religious background.
I am an interior design major at Anderson, and while it is a prety good school, there are some less than satisfactory aspects of the major and the school overall. Anderson does not designate much funding to go towards the school of interior design. The majority of funding goes to the most praised majors: nursing, education, business and Christian ministries, which are great, but leaves design students with a very large supply bill and a very small section of a building to work in. There are some really great things about Anderson though, the campus is small but beautiful, so it is very easy to navigate. There are many options for housing, and there are always events going on around campus, (grocery bingo is the best.) It is definitely not a party school, but it's not the typical private Christian college either. I was drawn to it because the people are authentic, there is no crazy dress code, and Jesus is still a huge part of the campus life.