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Anderson has Rolling Admission (students are notified when they are accepted whenever that is during the year) but students are encouraged to apply by the following dates: December 1st for best scholarship consideration, but we recommend applying no later than July 1st to begin in the Fall Semester.

Students should be notified of their acceptance (or denial) within three weeks of the Admissions Office receiving their completed application and supplemental materials.

3,100-3,200 total students (Traditional, Adult Studies, Graduate, and Dual-Enrolled High School).

The Admission Committee gives full consideration to all students. If you are concerned about your test scores or GPA, please contact the Admission Office to talk through your situation specifically.

Anderson uses whichever GPA on the report card is highest. Minimum 3.0 is required.

Yes, but additional documentation may be necessary in either case.

In the traditional sense, no. However, there are some incentives for committing early to Anderson. Higher priority in residence hall selection can be given as well as notification of earlier scholarship deadlines.

Transfer students need 24 hours or more in college work and a college GPA of 2.0 or higher.  If the student has fewer than 24 college hours, then official test scores and high school transcripts are required.

Yes.  College courses are taken here during the junior or senior year of high school.  High school and college credit is given.  The student can use the college credits toward an Anderson University degree or have them transferred to another university. Students must be able to attend classes in person to take dual enrollment courses.

Yes. Anderson considers whichever test was best for you. We recommend attempting each test as students have different strengths and weaknesses, which each test highlights differently.



Yes; see your major's section of the Anderson website for more information.

CLEP, IB, and/or AP credit may be applied toward a degree at Anderson University. Please refer to the online Academic Catalog to see exactly how these courses will transfer in to Anderson.


Kinesiology, Education, Business, and Visual Arts.

The average length is four years; however, it varies due to person and degree.

17:1 (17 students for every 1 faculty member).


Campus Life

Yes. Parking permits are $25 each year.

No, however we offer many clubs and organizations as ways to get involved on campus.

Yes. Resident students are required to purchase meal plans typically ranging from 15 or 21 meals per week and include money that can be spent on campus like a debit card.

Modest attire is expected and is discussed in more detail in the student handbook.

Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), Campus Crusade for Christ, Small Group Bible studies, and more.

Yes, the Health Services Office is located on the basement floor of the Village where a full-time nurse is available during normal business hours, and on call 24/7.

The Career Planning and Professional Development Office is available to help in internships, preparation for career fairs and on-campus recruiting.  They have job listings available for full time students and those preparing to graduate.



There are athletic scholarships available with all intercollegiate sports. Contact the coach of your sport for more information via our Athletic website.

Anderson competes in the NCAA Division II and is a member of the South Atlantic Conference.

Women: cross-country, track & field, soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, fast-pitch softball
Men: cross-country, track & field, soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis

Basketball, billiards, flag football, golf, miniature golf, powder puff football, racquetball, sand-court volleyball, softball, ultimate Frisbee, and tennis.

White Gym and the training room are open for overall student use. The university also offers free exercise classes like Yoga and Zumba and a weight room in the G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center.


Financial Aid and Expenses

Yes. Inquire with Anderson Central for more details.

Book prices range depending upon the specific class and the amount of classes that are being taken. The average cost per semester is between $700-$1,100 per semester.

Yes, in the Bookstore and Anderson Central.


General Questions

Anderson College was founded in 1911 as a four-year college for women, becoming co-ed in 1929.  In 2006 Anderson added its first Master's program and became Anderson University.

An overnight event every semester, multiple all-day events, daily tours by appointment. See our Campus Visit section for more information.

Anderson has 26.985 residents, and Anderson County has 190,641 residents.

Lake Hartwell, Blue Ridge Mountains, Historic Downtown Anderson, Greenville Drive baseball, Atlanta, Charlotte.

Minority enrollment – 14% (8% Black, 2 % Hispanic, 1% Asian, 3% Other), International enrollment – 2%.

60% Female : 40% Male (3 : 2)

Louise Kellett '43: Founder and President of Kellett Enterprises (textiles)

James Lee Barrett '50: Tony-award winning writer (Shenandoah and others)

Georgia Lou Welborn '61: Former Director, School of Medical Technology, Anderson Area Medical Center

Richard Franklin '63: Dean of Students, Samford University

Donald McLeese '64: CEO, Greater Columbia (SC) Chamber of Commerce

Richard Shirley '75: Former Mayor of Anderson

Mary Nell Tysinger Anthony '96: Dean of Arts and Sciences, T.L. Hanna High School

Lee McDerment '01: Worship Leader, NewSpring Church