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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 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 64. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,504 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,976 (2011-12).
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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.
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 46.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||46.3% 4|
|Application deadline||August 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Lander University is 17:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.0 percent.
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Lander University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
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.
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|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$9,504 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,976 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,820 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data