Private 4 Year

AU Admission Requirements

Anderson, South Carolina

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Chances of getting into Anderson University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Anderson University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into AU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at AU is 59%.  It ranks #8 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. AU is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 2,252 out of 3,804 applicants were admitted.

Anderson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.67. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The AU application fee is $40 and applications are due by Jul 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Anderson University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

AU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Anderson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Anderson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

AU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Anderson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Anderson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class


Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Anderson University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into AU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Anderson University was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as AU accepts 59% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Anderson University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 11.79% Good
3.75 to 3.99 38.14% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 28.82% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.41% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 4.8% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.75% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.15% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.15% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

64.06% of Anderson University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Anderson University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 39.63%
Top 25% of class 64.06%
Top 50% of class 86%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Anderson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,693 1,111 3,804
Accepted 1,587 665 2,252
Acceptance Rate 59% 60% 59%
Enrolled 459 239 698
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 36% 31%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 149 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Anderson University is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Anderson University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Anderson University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Anderson University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217633 IPEDS survey data for Anderson University.


Does Anderson University prefer SAT or ACT?

72% of students submit their SAT scores to AU. 73% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Anderson University?

59% of those who apply are granted admission to AU. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.