Lander University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Greenwood, South Carolina. Lander University was founded in 1872 and now enrolls around 3,049 students a year, including 2,969 undergrads.
Lander University offers housing for up to 1,578 students. Most students live off campus,.
The institution spends around $4,069 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 16 Lander University undergrads for each full-time professor.
|2021 Lander University Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||42%|
|Mean ACT score||21|
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It is moderately difficult to get into Lander University. Lander University admitted 42% of all applicants in 2013. Last year, 3,342 students applied to Lander University and 1,414 were admitted.
Lander University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.
Lander University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Lander University, applicants must submit the following items.
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|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
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Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for Lander University students is 21.
Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Lander University.
Lander University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 55% submitted the SAT. 45% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! Lander University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,578 students.
Lander University students are active in the school's Students Promoting Intelligent Choices and Experiences (S.P.I.C.E.), Lander Association of Biological Science and Minorities on the Move (MOM). Miss Lander Pageant, Homecoming, and and Graduation are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lander University.
Lander University meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Lander University full-time are awarded $4,616 a year in financial aid, on average.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
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. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.
Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Lander University, around 61% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 578 students who started at Lander University as first-time freshman, 127 graduate within four years.
Around 40% of students who started at Lander 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 placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $16,450 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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Lander University is located in the small town setting of Greenwood, South Carolina.
If you want to see Lander University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Greenwood, 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 Lander University and Greenwood are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lander University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lander University is Continuous processing.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lander University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Lander University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 22 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.
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Wondering what life at Lander University is like? There are approximately 3,049 students enrolled at Lander University, including 2,969 undergraduate students and 80 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from SC and 5% percent of students are from other states.
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