Anderson University

Anderson University

Anderson, IN
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
60%
40%
student ratio
1,883
total students
Tuition Cost $29,210 | $29,210
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $23,905
July 1
fall application deadline
66%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
509
sat math
501
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
22
act composite

Overview

Start Your Story at Anderson University

Anderson University in Anderson, Ind., is located 40 minutes northeast of Indianapolis. Students are minutes away from professional sports arenas, cultural opportunities, and the Indianapolis International Airport. In Anderson, students can find Mounds State Park with trails for walking and riding. Since 1917, AU has integrated its Christian roots with academic excellence, encouraging students to live out their values of responsibility, integrity, excellence, generosity, and servant leadership. At the same time, Anderson University offers rigorous academic programs with more than 50 majors that consistently place the institution among America's top colleges by U.S. News & World Report, Colleges of Distinction, the Princeton Review, and Forbes.

AU was founded by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.) movement with the purpose of training men and women to serve in ministry around the world. Now marking its centennial year, Anderson University continues to train men and women for ministry but has also become known for its many other offerings, such as its undergraduate and graduate programs in the Falls School of Business and the School of Theology and Christian Ministry; its highly competitive nursing and athletic training programs; and its popular social services majors.

Study, Serve, Share

Through Campus Ministries, students reach out to the community by working with the homeless or becoming mentors to troubled teens. The university's Tri-S program (Study, Serve, Share) allows students to travel the world on medical, work, cultural, adventure, and ministry teams.

Students may also study abroad during a semester including student teaching overseas. Within the United States, students can spend a semester of study at the Chicago Center to focus on urban issues. Biology students focusing on ecology or environmental science can study at any of the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies' four field locations: Michigan, Washington, Costa Rica, and India.

130+ opportunities to be a part of Raven spirit and pride

The university's athletic department offers 14 different intercollegiate sports competing in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA Div. III). The Campus Activities Board also sponsors a robust intramural program offering 15 different sports during the course of the academic year.

Anderson University students can participate in social/service clubs and interest clubs, including sports-related interest clubs based off the initiative of students. Social and service clubs exist to enhance the quality of the social and spiritual life of the AU community.

The Student Government Association helps maintain intellectual honesty and academic freedom and to assure responsibility for furthering an effective, balanced, and healthy campus environment. 

Life on Campus

Anderson University's facilities include an engineering center, a dance studio, writing labs, a renovated science building, a broadcasting center, an observatory, and an expansive academic library.

The Kardatzke Wellness Center, a 132,000-square-foot facility, houses programming for health, recreation, and wellness in all forms — spiritual, emotional, physical, and social. The Wellness Center features a weight room, fitness area, two indoor walking/running tracks, and a natatorium open to all students.

The newest building project on the university's campus is the York Performance Hall and Galleries that also houses the internationally known Warner Sallman collection.

In 2016, Genesys | Interactive Intelligence dedicated a technology training center in partnership with Anderson University on campus to provide hands-on training for paid interns enrolled in the School of Science and Engineering. The program is ideal for students pursuing careers in computer science, information systems, or software engineering.


Location & Contact

1100 East Fifth Street
Anderson, IN 46012-3495
USA

Ms.Kynan Simison

Director of Admissions

Phone: 765-641-4076
Fax: 765-641-3851
Email: info@anderson.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Organizational Leadership
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Systems Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Computational Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics and Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Financial Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics and Statistics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • National Security Policy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Biblical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious/Sacred Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theology and Religious Vocations Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Youth Ministry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

66% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,650
    • Accepted1,760
    • Acceptance Rate66%
    • Enrolled1,883
    • Female Applicants1,455
    • Females Accepted1,003
    • Female Acceptance Rate68%
    • Male Applicants1,195
    • Males Accepted757
    • Male Acceptance Rate63%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
      lifestyle statement
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen July 1st September 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer September 1st Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 501 450 550
    • SAT Math 509 460 560
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 22 19 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$29,210
    • Out-of-state tuition *$29,210
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$500
    • Room and board *$9,740
    • Room only *$6,120
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$23,905
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$25,945
    • Average Loan Aid:$10,011
    • Average Grant Aid:$14,313
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$15,932
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 88%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 43%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,883
    • Male Student Percentage40%
    • Female Student Percentage60%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.12%
    • Black or African American13.44%
    • White or Caucasian76.26%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.96%
    • Asian1.54%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.32%
    • Two or more races.32%
    • Unknown or International Student2.87%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.18% representing 18 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students24% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 63%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Adult and Continuing Education Students Association, Multicultural Student Union, Campus Ministries
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other 24-hour crime line

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Football No No No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty277
    • Full-time Percentage42%
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 1,827 students to 156 faculty


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