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About Anderson University

Anderson University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Anderson, IN, less than an hour from Indianapolis.

Founded in 1917, Anderson University currently enrolls around 1,406 students a year, including 1,205 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Anderson University's endowment was valued at $32,628,000 in 2021. For each full-time student, Anderson University spends about $9,794.

Admissions Facts About Anderson University

Acceptance rate: 68%

Average GPA: 3.4

Mean ACT score: 22

Mean SAT score: 1058

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Doesn't offer early action.

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What is Anderson University's acceptance rate?

Anderson University accepts around 68 percent of applicants each year. In 2021, Anderson University admitted 2,597 of the 3,836 people who applied.

The average high school GPA for a student at Anderson University is 3.4 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Anderson University is 1058. The mean ACT scores is 22.

Anderson University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Anderson University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Anderson University, around 69 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 432 students who started at Anderson University as first-time freshman, 239 graduate within four years.

Around 64 percent 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 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $34,201 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Anderson University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Anderson University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1100 East Fifth Street Anderson, IN 46012

Campus Setting: Suburban

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Anderson University is like? There are approximately 1,567 students enrolled at Anderson University, including 1,311 undergraduate students and 256 graduate students. 93% 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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