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Lander University Overview

Located in Greenwood, South Carolina, Lander University is a public institution. Greenwood is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Lander University Known For?

516 Undergraduate Awards
$23,810 Avg Cost After Aid
48% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Lander University.
  • In 2017-2018, 59% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Lander University?

Location of Lander University

Contact details for Lander University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29649-2099
Phone: 864-388-8000

How Do I Get Into Lander University?

You can apply to Lander University online at:

Admission Requirements for Lander University

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into Lander University?

48% Acceptance Rate
72% Of Accepted Are Women
55% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to Lander University. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 48%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 24% of accepted students are men and 72% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 40%, and the acceptance rate for women is 48%.

Average Test Scores

About 55% of students accepted to Lander University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 560. Math scores were between 460 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lander University  ( 480 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Lander University  ( 460 to 540 )
Lander University received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 17 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Lander University  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Lander University  ( 17 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for Lander University  ( 17 to 23 )

Can I Afford Lander University?

$23,810 Net Price
74% Take Out Loans
10.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Lander University is $23,810. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Lander University, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $6,132 a year. That adds up to $24,528 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lander University is 10.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Lander University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,941 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,144 undergraduate students at Lander University, with 2,941 being full-time and 203 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Lander University

There are also 82 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,941 full-time undergraduates at Lander University, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Lander University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lander University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Lander University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 767
Hispanic or Latino 77
White 1,876
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 178

Geographic Diversity

South Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Lander University. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at Lander University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, United Kingdom, and France.

Online Learning at Lander University

102 Took All Classes Online
1,019 Took At Least One Class Online
2.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at Lander University. In 2017-2018, 1,019 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 25th 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 Lander University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lander University was 2.4%. This is the #1,872 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Lander University regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 3%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Health Professions 25%
Homeland Security 67%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 24%
Nursing 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Lander University 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 Lander University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Homeland Security #60
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #405
Nursing #411

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%.

Lander University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 2 133 0 135
Nursing 0 56 13 69
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 47 21 68
Health & Physical Education 0 41 0 41
General Psychology 0 34 0 34
Fine & Studio Arts 0 26 0 26
General Biology 0 23 0 23
History 0 19 0 19
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 16 0 16
Sociology 0 16 0 16
Communication & Media Studies 0 15 0 15
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 14 0 14
Political Science & Government 0 13 0 13
General English Literature 0 12 0 12
Special Education 0 10 0 10
Chemistry 0 9 0 9
Computer Information Systems 0 7 0 7
Mathematics 0 6 0 6
Music 0 6 0 6
Natural Resources Conservation 0 5 0 5
Romance Languages 0 4 0 4
Homeland Security 0 0 3 3
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 2 0 2
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 514 37 553


*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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