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Academics

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.”

Student Body

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.

Campus Life

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.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Amanda Huber
Visit Coordinator

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

Phone
7656414079

Email
visit@anderson.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Kardatzke Wellness Center
York Performance Hall
Mocha Joe's in the Olt Student Center
Reardon Auditorium
Decker Commons and Create

Most Popular Places Off Campus
shopping Hamilton Town Center
local restaurants and shops
museums and sporting events in Indianapolis
Anderson Paramount Theater
Indianapolis Children's Museum, Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Art Museum, Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Pacers

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
visit@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; academic year only

Transportation

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

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-69 Exit 226, North on Scatterfield, West on Fifth Street

Local Accommodations
Hampton Inn: 2312 E. 64th Street; (765) 622-0700. Best Western Plus: 2114 E. 59th Street; (765) 649-2500. Holiday Inn Express: 6720 Scatterfield Road; (765) 779-0111. The Quality Inn: 1836 E. 64th St; (765) 641-9980. Identify yourself as an AU guest to receive a discount at the above hotels.

Admissions

Applicants: 3,834
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Average HS GPA: 3.36







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