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Anderson University

Anderson, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate62%
Acceptance Rate62%

About Anderson University

Anderson University Overview

Anderson University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Anderson, Indiana. Anderson University was founded in 1917 and the school now enrolls around 1,344 students per year, which includes 1,159 undergraduates. Anderson University ensures on-campus housing for up to 947 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 65% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Anderson University!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Anderson University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Anderson University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Anderson University, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Anderson University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Anderson University on the Student Life page.

2022 Anderson University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 62%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 48%
Tuition $33,070
Percent of Need Met 82%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $29,944

Is Anderson University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Anderson University offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

Anderson University Acceptance Rate 2022

Anderson University is not difficult to get into. Anderson University admitted 62% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 4,391 students applied to Anderson University and 2,742 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Anderson University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 67% of students who start at Anderson University return the next year. Around 64% of students who started at Anderson University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Anderson University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Anderson University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 63% of graduates from Anderson University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent Anderson University grads have an average starting salary of $45,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Anderson University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Anderson University's endowment was valued at $45.8 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Anderson University spends about $10,386 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Anderson University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Anderson University meets 82% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Anderson University full-time are awarded $29,944 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Anderson University.

Based on this information, how does Anderson University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Anderson University a good school for you?

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Where is Anderson University?

Anderson University is located in the suburban setting of Anderson, Indiana, less than an hour from Indianapolis.

If you want to see Anderson University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 69 to Anderson, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Indianapolis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Anderson University and Anderson are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1100 East Fifth Street Anderson, IN 46012

Campus Setting: Suburban

Anderson University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Anderson University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Anderson University is Continuous processing.

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Anderson University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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25 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Anderson University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Anderson University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Anderson University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1160


Math SAT Range

480 - 580


Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above


940 to 1160


940 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Anderson University students is 1063. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Anderson University, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Anderson University.

Anderson University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Anderson University is like? There are approximately 1,344 students enrolled at Anderson University, including 1,159 undergraduate students and 185 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from IN and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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