#10 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

Anderson University

Anderson, South Carolina

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Student Population
Anderson University overview
Location Anderson, South Carolina
Online andersonuniversity.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Anderson University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Anderson, South Carolina, Anderson University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,277 prospective students applied, and 1,565 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 643 enrolled in the school.  2,775 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 654 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $26,130 plus fees of $3,100. AU is ranked 822 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



AU is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 860/1210
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.5
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Anderson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$3,100
Room and Board $10,280
Budget for Other Expenses$3,664
Total One Year Cost$44,374

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
48% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Anderson University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 37%
Business 36%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Psychology 4%
Communication 3%

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

Current students may use the Anderson University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.