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Anderson University is a private institution that was founded in 1911. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,630, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 271 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Anderson University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 20. Its tuition and fees are $22,840 (2013-14).
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Anderson University, founded in 1911, is a private, liberal arts-based comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||South Carolina Baptist Convention|
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 31. The application fee at Anderson University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||71.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 31|
The student-faculty ratio at Anderson University is 19:1, and the school has 47.1 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; Visual and Performing Arts; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.3 percent.
Anderson University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,630, with a gender distribution of 34.9 percent male students and 65.1 percent female students. At this school, 54.3 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 45.7 percent of students live off campus. Anderson University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Anderson University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, 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, 78 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Anderson University.
|Students who have cars on campus||78%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Anderson University, 82.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,893.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$22,840 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,348 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data