#12 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

Anderson University

Anderson, Indiana

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Anderson University overview
Location Anderson, Indiana
Online anderson.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Church of God
Anderson University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Anderson University, located in Anderson, Indiana, offers a quintessential collegiate experience amidst a small-town atmosphere, approximately 40 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Founded in 1917 with historical roots in the Church of God movement, this private university emphasizes a strong liberal arts education. The campus features a range of architectural styles with modern and historical buildings, providing residential facilities to foster a close-knit living and learning community. With a moderately selective application process, Anderson University attracts students seeking to engage with a variety of academic programs, among which its School of Theology, Falls School of Business, and programs in education and music are particularly noted. Although not predominantly known for its athletic programs, the university competes in NCAA Division III as the Ravens in sports such as basketball and soccer.

In the most recent statistical year 5,416 prospective students applied, and 2,803 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 326 enrolled in the school.  1,038 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 252 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,070 plus fees of $1,010. Anderson University is ranked 495 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Anderson University is rated within the top 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Anderson University overview
SAT 980/1220
ACT 17/25
GPA 3.4

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Anderson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,010
Room and Board $11,420
Budget for Other Expenses$3,000
Total One Year Cost$50,000

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Anderson University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Education 13%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Psychology 6%
Communication 6%

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