Anderson University (AU)

316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC

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Anderson University is a nonprofit private institution located in Anderson, SC and provides a large number of degree programs for students. The school's Baptist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Anderson University has an annual student enrollment of approximately two thousand.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Security And Protective Services

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. The majority of students accepted to this school have an SAT score in a range of 1400 to 1740, or an ACT composite score within the range of 20 to 25. 73% of those students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 34% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $23,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their cost of attending this school. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $4,300 per year. Students enrolled at Anderson University may be eligible for aid which is usually scholarships, grants, and loans.

Athletic programs are available at Anderson University through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)
  • Softball (NCAA Division II)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Anderson University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Anderson University is around 3,200 students, with undergraduate students making up about 88% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $23,000-$27,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $560 to $670 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$17,971
Receiving Student Loans95%$4,560

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Anderson University may provide student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of AU is close to 41%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years36%
Graduating in 5 Years5%
Graduating in 6 Years0.7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Anderson University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (South Atlantic Conference)
  • Basketball (South Atlantic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Anderson University for official up-to-date information.

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