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#7 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

Anderson University

Anderson, South Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
3,429
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 3,325 prospective students applied, and 2,071 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 642 enrolled in the school.  2,775 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 654 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $25,140 plus fees of $2,860. AU is ranked 757 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes

AU is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Challenging
Anderson University overview
SAT 960/1280
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.5
Applications Accepted
62.3% 
Anderson University overview
Applications Due Jul 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$25,140
Costs for Anderson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$2,860
Room and Board $9,830
Budget for Other Expenses$3,280
Total One Year Cost$43,110

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Outcomes

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.