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Anderson University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Anderson University in South Carolina

Anderson University in South Carolina

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Anderson University Description:

Founded in 1911, Anderson University is a private university located in Anderson, South Carolina, a city 30 miles southwest of Greenville. Atlanta and Charlotte are both two hours away. The university is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and takes its Christian identity seriously: the school lists a "commitment to a Christian community" as the first of its central values (see the school's values statement). Traditional undergraduates at Anderson can choose from 36 majors and concentrations with business fields being the most popular. The school also offers several graduate programs and programs for adult students. Academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The majority of Anderson students receive grant aid, and the university wins high marks for its value. Student life is active with over 40 student clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Anderson Trojans compete in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference. The college fields eight men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,922 (2,627 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $22,790
  • Books: $2,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,348
  • Other Expenses: $3,876
  • Total Cost: $37,014

Anderson University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 67%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,453
    • Loans: $6,641

Scholarships for Anderson University (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Business, Christian Studies, Early Childhood Education, Human Resource Management, Kinesiology, Visual Arts

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 43%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Anderson University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.andersonuniversity.edu/aboutau.aspx?id=1783

"Anderson University is an academic community, affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, providing a challenging education grounded in the liberal arts, enhanced by professional and graduate programs and a co-curricular focus on the development of character, servant leadership, and cultural engagement. This is a diverse community that is Christ-centered, people-focused, student-oriented, quality-driven, and future-directed."

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