About Anderson University
On Campus Housing
Anderson University is a private not-for-profit university which was established in 1917 and since then the mission of the university has been a sincere commitment to the teaching of liberal arts aimed at the overall development of its students. The university has a Baptist religious affiliation with the headquarters at Anderson in South Carolina.
University's acceptance rate is 66%.
There are 2,232 students in total with 1,625 full-time and 607 part-time enrollments.
The student-faculty ratio is 11:1 at the university.
The retention rate for full-time students is 77% and for part-time students is 60%.
The university has a total graduation rate of 58%.
Online Education at Anderson University
The online degree program at the university provides the luxury of convenience and flexibility. The student can move ahead in the curriculum at their personal pace.
The university also provides 'Journey Coaches' who will assist the students through admission procedure, credit transfer, registering for classes, navigating through various offices and other academic-related and admission centric complexities.
Some student reviews of the university are given below.
Diversity spectrum is limited around the campus. Major-specific classes are much more engaging and interesting than general classes.
The campus is small and easy to navigate. The community is friendly and helpful. The professors are excellent in their respective fields and very approachable.
The campus is small and welcoming. The students feel right at home. The staff and professors are really encouraging and the academics are rigorous and well planned.
- The university is ranked 65th in 'South Regional Universities'.
The university ranks 22nd in 'Best Undergraduate Teaching' and 36th in 'Best Value Schools'.
It ranks 16th in 'Most Innovative Schools'.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Before applying to AU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $45,131 per year. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($29,230), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($10,280), and budget for other expenses ($4,427). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$56,101 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At AU, $10,280 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Anderson University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at AU costs around $4,800 per year. The number of female and male students at the university are 31% and 69%, respectively.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The university supports students financially for meeting the requirements of fee payment. Financial aids are provided in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs. Students in need of such aids must fill in the FAFSA form. Anderson University federal school code is 003418. The various financial support measures provided by the institution are given below.
Federal Aids provided include Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and Federal work-study opportunity.
Yellow Ribbon Program and Post 9/11 GI Bill are provided as Military Aids.
State Aid includes South Carolina State Tuition Grant, LIFE Scholarship, HOPE Scholarship, and South Carolina Palmetto Fellows.
Institutional Aids provided by the university include President’s Scholarship, Founder’s Scholarship, Provost’s Scholarship, Ministry Vocational Scholarship, and Denmark Scholarship.