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Anderson University

Anderson, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate46%

Anderson University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Anderson University. Anderson University admitted 46% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 5,040 students applied to Anderson University and 2,304 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Anderson University, the application fee costs $25.

Anderson University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Anderson University's admissions stats.

Anderson University 2023 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%
Waitlist No

Anderson University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Anderson University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Anderson University?

Anderson University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Anderson University Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Anderson University?

Anderson University is a not difficult school to get into. Anderson University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Anderson University accepted 46% of students, approximately 2,304 of the 5,040 students who applied.

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.

Transferring to Anderson University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Anderson University

Anderson University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Anderson University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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're strong.

Admissions Factors at Anderson University

What does Anderson University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Anderson University for more information on admission factors.

Anderson University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Anderson University, all applicants must submit the following items. 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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Anderson University?

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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Anderson University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 11.25%
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.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

Anderson University is test optional. 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.

More Information on Transferring to Anderson University

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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Anderson University Admissions FAQs

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 • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Anderson University?

❌ No, Anderson University is test optional, so you can decide whether to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Anderson University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Anderson University is 46%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Anderson University?

❌ Anderson University does not offer early decision.

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Anderson University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Anderson University? Anderson University is a less selective institution. The Anderson University acceptance rate is 46%. This means that the institution accepts 45 out of every 100 applicants.


Anderson University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

550 - 640

Anderson University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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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