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2014 Quick Stats
320 Stanley Avenue

Greenwood, SC 29649-2099

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Phone: (864) 388-8000
2012-2013 Tuition
$9,792
in-state
$18,552
out-of-state
Admissions
Aug. 15
application deadline
42.3%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#66 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Summary

Lander University is a public institution that was founded in 1872. It has a suburban setting and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lander University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 66. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,792 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,552 (2012-13).

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

Lander University has been providing educational and cultural opportunities since its founding in 1872 as Williamston Female College in Williamston, SC. Lander is now a four-year, coeducational, state-assisted university offering majors and minors in more than 40 areas of study. Lander has an exceptionally strong science program, and more than 90 percent of those applying to medical school in recent years have been accepted. Students in Lander's engineering dual degree program have a 100 percent acceptance rate at Clemson University. Lander's varsity athletic teams have reaped honors at both district and national levels, including nine national championships in men's tennis.

General Information

School type public
Year founded 1872
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A

Applying

When applying to Lander University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Lander University is $35. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 42.3 percent.

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

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 42.3% 4
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Information not available

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Student Life

Lander University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment N/A
Student gender distribution N/A
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Lander University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Lander 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Lander University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

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In-state tuition and fees $9,792 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $18,552 (2012-13)
Room and board $7,158 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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