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Anderson University

Anderson, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate50%
Acceptance Rate50%

About Anderson University

Anderson University Overview

Anderson University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Anderson, South Carolina. Anderson University was founded in 1911 and the school presently has around 4,008 students per year, including 3,158 undergrad students. Anderson University ensures housing for up to 1,519 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 56% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement 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.

Anderson University does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

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 50%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 62%
Tuition $30,860
Percent of Need Met 74.02%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $22,576

Is Anderson University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Anderson University offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Anderson University

It is not difficult to get into Anderson University. The university admitted 50% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 4,510 applications received in 2022, 2,268 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Anderson University

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

About 85% of students who start at Anderson University return the next year. Around 63% of students who started at Anderson University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Anderson University Graduates

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. Within six months of graduating, 30% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Anderson University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

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 $44.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $5,683 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Anderson University

Tuition 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 74.02% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Anderson University full-time are awarded $22,576 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,692 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Some financial 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Anderson University.

Based on this information, does Anderson University seem like a good fit? 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 city of Anderson, South Carolina, less than an hour from Greenville.

If you want to see Anderson University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Anderson, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Greenville-Spartanburg 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

316 Boulevard Anderson, SC 29621

Campus Setting: Urban

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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Anderson University ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Anderson University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Anderson University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Anderson University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

550 - 640

Anderson University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Anderson University is like? There are approximately 4,008 students enrolled at Anderson University, including 3,158 undergraduate students and 850 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from SC and 20% percent of students are from other states.


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