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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
lander is an above-average public university located in Greenwood, South Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,764 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the lander acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 43% of students, lander alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,100.
320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference

Lander University Rankings

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

lander Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,929/ 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
$9,514/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
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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
    30%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,764Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
206
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Hardworking, NURSING STUDENTS
    40%
  • Dedicated
    37%
  • Fellowship
    20%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.67 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • People friendly
    29%
  • Lively
    20%
  • Average
    13%
  • Okay
    13%
  • Nice academic programs
    11%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • Nice, caring teachers that want you to succeed
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
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Overall the campus and staff is awesome! All of my professors were very kind and helpful, they really want you have make good grades. The university itself is just too small and there is little to no "night life", which is why I am transferring. I do recommend Lander, but you have to be honest with yourself if you are okay with going to a small university in a small area.
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I am a freshman at Lander University and so far I have truly enjoyed my first year experience. I have met new friends and is now on the cheerleading team. It has been fantastic. I would highly recommend this institution to anyone who is looking for a small rural college nestled in the heart of Greenwood, SC. Even the professors are attentive and make you feel as if you can call on them with any concerns. Lander University is a "go" for me and I am grateful that I made this institution my choice to further my education. "Go Bearcats"!
Love the small town vibe and people. Can get a little claustrophobic knowing everyone by your second semester. Hate the cafe but I have seen much worse. Brookside is an experience, I would recommend off campus! Teachers have always been great in my experience. Party life is surprisingly good #buffs