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Anderson University South Carolina Overview

Located in Anderson, South Carolina, Anderson University South Carolina is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Anderson University South Carolina Known For?

648 Undergraduate Awards
$29,554 Avg Cost After Aid
79% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Anderson University South Carolina is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Anderson University South Carolina to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Anderson University South Carolina has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#39 Highest Paid Visual & Performing Arts Graduates College Factual

Where Is Anderson University South Carolina?

Location of Anderson University South Carolina

Contact details for Anderson University South Carolina are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621-4035
Phone: 864-231-2000
Website: www.andersonuniversity.edu

How Do I Get Into Anderson University South Carolina?

You can apply to Anderson University South Carolina online at: www.andersonuniversity.edu/freshmen/steps-enrollment

Admission Requirements for Anderson University South Carolina

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Anderson University South Carolina?

79% Acceptance Rate
70% Of Accepted Are Women
89% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 79%, Anderson University South Carolina may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 30% of accepted students are men and 70% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.

Average Test Scores

About 89% of students accepted to Anderson University South Carolina submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Anderson University South Carolina  ( 530 to 620 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Anderson University South Carolina  ( 510 to 610 )
200
800
Anderson University South Carolina received ACT scores from 76% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Anderson University South Carolina  ( 21 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Anderson University South Carolina  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Anderson University South Carolina  ( 21 to 26 )
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36

Can I Afford Anderson University South Carolina?

$29,554 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
5.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Anderson University South Carolina is $29,554. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Anderson University South Carolina, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $7,390 a year. That adds up to $29,560 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Anderson University South Carolina is 5.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Anderson University South Carolina Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,525 Full-Time Undergraduates
69% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,881 undergraduate students at Anderson University South Carolina, with 2,525 being full-time and 356 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Anderson University South Carolina

There are also 548 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,525 full-time undergraduates at Anderson University South Carolina, 31% are male and 69% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Anderson University South Carolina

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Anderson University South Carolina students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Anderson University South Carolina Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 116
Hispanic or Latino 92
White 2,143
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 144

Geographic Diversity

South Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Anderson University South Carolina. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 36 countries are represented at Anderson University South Carolina. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Argentina, and China.

Online Learning at Anderson University South Carolina

541 Took All Classes Online
1,577 Took At Least One Class Online
43.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Anderson University South Carolina. In 2017-2018, 1,577 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Anderson University South Carolina has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 20th most popular in South Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Anderson University South Carolina

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Anderson University South Carolina was 43.4%. This is the #538 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Anderson University South Carolina regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Anderson University South Carolina majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 5%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 7%
Human Services 4%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 20%
Liberal Arts General Studies 20%
Public Administration & Social Service 4%
Theology & Religious Vocations 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Anderson University South Carolina ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Anderson University South Carolina.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Homeland Security #3
Homeland Security #6
Public Health #7
Human Services #11
Human Resource Management #14
Religious Studies #15
Philosophy & Religious Studies #16
Teacher Education Subject Specific #19
Computer Information Systems #21
General Education #23
Theological & Ministerial Studies #26
Public Administration & Social Service #30
Theology & Religious Vocations #39
Computer & Information Sciences #44
Health & Medical Administrative Services #53
Liberal Arts General Studies #55
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #55
Criminal Justice & Corrections #59
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #61
Nursing #81
Education #102
Business Administration & Management #137
Health Professions #145
Business, Management & Marketing #175

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Anderson University South Carolina Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 100 5 19 3 127
Business Administration & Management 43 0 40 0 83
Teacher Education Subject Specific 42 0 38 0 80
Teacher Education Grade Specific 64 0 0 0 64
General Education 0 0 46 0 46
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22 0 16 0 38
Accounting 34 0 0 0 34
Marketing 32 0 0 0 32
Educational Administration 0 0 31 0 31
Design & Applied Arts 29 0 0 0 29
Health & Physical Education 28 0 0 0 28
Theological & Ministerial Studies 11 0 10 5 26
Human Resource Management 19 0 5 0 24
Drama & Theater Arts 24 0 0 0 24
Human Services 23 0 0 0 23
Health/Medical Prep Programs 18 0 0 0 18
General Business/Commerce 16 0 0 0 16
General Psychology 16 0 0 0 16
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 12 0 0 0 12
General Biology 11 0 0 0 11
Public Relations & Advertising 10 0 0 0 10
Special Education 10 0 0 0 10
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 9 0 0 0 9
International Business 9 0 0 0 9
Public Health 9 0 0 0 9
Religious Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 6 0 0 0 6
Fine & Studio Arts 6 0 0 0 6
Liberal Arts General Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Other Homeland Security 5 0 0 0 5
Missionary Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 4 0 4
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Information Systems 3 0 0 0 3
General Engineering 3 0 0 0 3
Writing Studies 3 0 0 0 3
History 2 0 0 0 2
Mathematics 2 0 0 0 2
Homeland Security 2 0 0 0 2
Human Development & Family Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Biblical Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Arts & Media Management 1 0 0 0 1
Music 1 0 0 0 1
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 0 0
Dance 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 648 5 209 8 870

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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