If you are applying to Anderson University, the fee for the application costs $25.
Here is an overiew of some of Anderson University's admissions stats.
|Anderson University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||39.79%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||62%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||46%|
These are the application deadlines for Anderson University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Anderson University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is not difficult to get into Anderson University. Anderson University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Anderson University accepted 50% of all applicants, about 2,268 from 4,510 applicants.
Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Anderson University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is not difficult.
Anderson University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by Anderson University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with Anderson University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Anderson University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Anderson University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.9|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Anderson University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 14.25% submitted a class rank. At Anderson University 39.79% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61.75% were in the top 25% and 85.75% were in the top 50%.
At Anderson University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||41.3%|
|3.50 and 3.74||26.91%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.88%|
|3.00 and 3.24||3.62%|
|2.50 and 2.9||1.94%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.13%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Anderson University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Anderson University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Anderson University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 62% of Anderson University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 46% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Anderson University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Anderson University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.
To be most competitive at Anderson University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Anderson University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Anderson University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Anderson University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Anderson University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Anderson University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Anderson University.
Does Anderson University accept transfer credits?
✅ Anderson University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Anderson University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Do I have to submit test scores to Anderson University?
❌ No, Anderson University is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Anderson University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Anderson University is 50%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Anderson University?
❌ Anderson University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Anderson University? Anderson University is a less selective institution. The Anderson University acceptance rate is 50%. This means that the institution accepts 50 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
27 and Above
21 to 27
21 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Anderson University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.72. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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