Anderson University

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1100 E. Fifth Street

Anderson, IN 46012

Phone: (765) 649-9071
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#38 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Anderson University is a private institution that was founded in 1917. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,034, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 163 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Anderson University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 38. Its tuition and fees are $26,200 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Anderson University has been dedicated to Christian higher education in the liberal arts since 1917; this means scholarship and quality academics in the context of faith and service to church and society. Daily, the institution seeks to foster and nurture graduates who have a global perspective, who are competent, caring, creative, generous persons of character and potential. Campus programs are created to enable each member of the university to become stronger in body, mind and spirit.

Anderson University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. The university is recognized for providing outstanding undergraduate and graduate academic quality within a faith community. Classes, taught by full-time faculty, are designed to be small and intimate encouraging teacher/student interaction. University facilities provide approximately 2,600 students with state of the art equipment, fully networked classrooms and comfortable residences halls within a well-maintained 163-acre campus. For more information about Anderson University, visit

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1917
Religious affiliation Church of God
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $21,732,000


When applying to Anderson University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Anderson University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 54 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 54.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Anderson University is 13:1, and the school has 66.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Anderson University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 46%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 23%
Education 14%
Health Professions and Related Programs 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 5%

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Student Life

Anderson University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,034, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 62 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 38 percent of students live off campus. Anderson University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,516
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Anderson University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Anderson University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Anderson University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Anderson University.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Anderson University, 84.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,173.

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Tuition and fees $26,200 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,110 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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