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Anderson University, a four-year, co-educational, comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, welcomes students from a variety of denominations, educational and cultural backgrounds.

Guidance Counselor WorkshopOur campus

Ideally situated on 193 acres in the elegant historical district of Anderson, South Carolina, Anderson University's campus provides a definitively collegiate setting for your educational journey.

Our location

Located in the Upstate region of South Carolina, the city of Anderson has been recognized as the "Friendliest City in South Carolina." Anderson is a regional destination city for shopping and dining, as well as outdoor sports at nearby Lake Hartwell and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located less than 30 minutes from downtown Greenville and two hours from Atlanta and Charlotte, Anderson students have easy access to vibrant professional, cultural and recreational opportunities, and are within driving distance of South Carolina's beaches.

Our students

We welcome more than 3,000 students from 31 states, 20 foreign countries and a wide range of denominations. Fourteen percent of our students are ethnic minorities. Approximately 70 percent of students live on campus. Sixty eight percent of new AU students graduate from Anderson University.

Our service

Our students engage in 10 college-sponsored mission trips each year, while AU students and employees contribute an average of 14,000 hours of local community service per year.

Our affordability

Anderson University has been recognized as one of the most affordable universities in the South. In recent years, US News & World Report ranked Anderson University among the top 11 universities (public and private) in the South for students accumulating the least educational debt. US News & World Report also ranked AU the #27 Best Value School among regional universities in the South.


Our programs

Grounded in a Christian perspective, Anderson offers more than 50 liberal arts, professional and graduate programs of study. Our vision is to be a premier place of learning that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education in a distinctly Christian community.

Our accreditation

Anderson University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Professional accreditation includes the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Our reputation

  • US News & World Report recognizes AU as one of the top tier Regional Universities in the South
  • US News & World Report ranked AU the #7 Most Innovative School among regional universities in the South.
  • Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. listed AU as one America's 100 Best College Buys.
  • The Princeton Review named AU one of the best Southeastern colleges. 
  • Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. lists AU as one of America's Best Christian Colleges

Visit www.andersonuniversity.edu to view all honors and accolades.

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More than 250 high schools, colleges, universities, graduate schools and seminaries have come together to promote the vision of Christian higher education. They firmly stand for the mission of integrating faith and learning.

Since 1970, NACCAP has been the foremost professional enrollment organization promoting career development, spiritual growth and mutual cooperation between United States and Canadian institutions of Christian education. NACCAP desires to serve the interests of its member institutions and students seeking admission to Christian colleges, universities, graduate schools and seminaries by providing professional development, support, encouragement, accountability and recruitment standards.

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Anderson University
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621