Students Say

Bringing together a rigorous academic program, a community-oriented atmosphere, and a Christian perspective, “Anderson University is about educating students for their future endeavors while having them consider the spiritual side of their life experiences.” At this Church of God affiliated school, chapel attendance is required and religion is a uniting factor on campus; however, students assure us there is plenty of room for diversity and debate in the classroom. A freshman explains, “I have not agreed with all of my professors regarding their personal beliefs, but the atmosphere allows for dialogue on these matters without quarreling or condemnation.”

Overview

Applicants
2,659
Acceptance Rate
55%
Average HS GPA
3.45

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
460 - 570
SAT Math
460 - 570
ACT Composite
21 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Religious Affiliation / Commitment

Overall

Students Say

Bringing together a rigorous academic program, a community-oriented atmosphere, and a Christian perspective, “Anderson University is about educating students for their future endeavors while having them consider the spiritual side of their life experiences.” At this Church of God affiliated school, chapel attendance is required and religion is a uniting factor on campus; however, students assure us there is plenty of room for diversity and debate in the classroom. A freshman explains, “I have not agreed with all of my professors regarding their personal beliefs, but the atmosphere allows for dialogue on these matters without quarreling or condemnation.” With just over 2,000 undergraduates, “every class is small, challenging, and is taught by a professor who loves to teach.” In fact, in most departments, “classes have around 20–30 students or fewer, which allows for a better learning environment.” A nurturing atmosphere, students love the fact that “professors are always willing to help and provide amazing one-on-one attention.” In kind, Anderson students are serious about their academic careers, and “classes are generally regarded as important; not just another stepping stone to get to a job.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10.8:1
Total Faculty
264
with Terminal Degree
87

147
Men
117
Women
26
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
48%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family Systems

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Dance, General
  • Dance, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Voice and Opera


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Prominent Alumni


Lawrence Brownlee
Tenor; recipient of the 2003 ARIA award;

Franklin D. Cleckley
President of American Judges Assoc

Cory/Todd Edwards
Creators of

Bill Gaither
Christian recording artist

Gary Gerould
voice of the Sacramento Kings for over 18 years

Sandi Patty
Christian recording artist

John Pistole
Deputy Director, F.B.I.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
88
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,878

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,932

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,882

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$17,439

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$26,770
Required Fees
$80
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,900
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Anderson University is “a moderately conservative Christian school that strives to welcome all students, no matter their point of view.” A current junior elaborates, “Some students are very religious and some are not, but they fit in together with no hostility toward one another.” While diversity of opinion is accepted, students explain that, “because of the strong Christian focus and the high tuition rates, the majority of the students come from strong faith-centered families who value quality education.” On the whole, most Anderson undergrads grew up in a “middle-class to upper-class, white, suburban family.” Most are traditional students; however, you will catch a glimpse of “very few older adult students on campus” participating in AU’s adult education program.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,976
Out of State
26%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

9.24%
African-American
2.45%
Hispanic
79.65%
Caucasian
6.16%
Unknown
2.92%
International

60% female
40% male
26% are out of state
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview

Students Say

When they aren’t hitting the books, “theology, philosophy, and social issues are among the most popular topics of discussion” among Anderson students and, “there is a lot of focus on global issues and politics, cultural reconciliation, and environmental awareness” on campus. In addition, “there are a variety of volunteer outreach programs available” through the school’s diverse and active ministries. A largely residential campus, “dorm life is a great way to connect with other people and be involved.” There isn’t much activity in the surrounding town of Anderson, so “most students end up either going home on the weekends or visiting other cities and colleges nearby.” Some students admit that they leave campus to avoid the school’s strict alcohol policy, which prohibits drinking on or off campus for any Anderson undergrad, even if they are over 21. However, most students prefer an alcohol-free community, reassuring us that, “there will always be typical college parties where drinking is involved, but at Anderson it's definitely not the most popular activity.” No matter how you choose to spend your free time, Anderson “fosters a strong sense of community, encouraging students to think outside the box, gain worthwhile experience, and develop meaningful friendships.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
70
First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
74

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disabled Student Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Rinda Vogelgesang

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
WISC-R or WAIS-R (within 3 years) Most recent IEP is helpful

Documentation Requred for ADHD
TOVA; Written diagnosis/testing

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
42
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
15

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Ravens)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Ravens)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
58

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jenessa Denniston
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
1100 East Fifth Street
Anderson, IN 46012

Phone
7656414079

Email
info@anderson.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Kardatzke Wellness Center
Mocha Joe's in the Olt Student Center
Decker Commons and Cafe Ole
Reardon Auditorium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
shopping in Indianapolis
local restaurants and shops
museums and sporting events in Indianapolis

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7656414079

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
anytime

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
info@anderson.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
two nights

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Indianapolis International Airport, Anderson Municipal Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-69 Exit 26, North on Scatterfield, West on Fifth Street

Local Accommodations
Hampton Inn 765 622-0700 Holiday Inn 765 779-0111 Comfort Inn 765 649-3000 Super 8 765 642-2222
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Key Stats

2,659
Applicants
1,976
Size
55%
Acceptance Rate
1030
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists