AU Admission RequirementsAnderson, South Carolina
Chances of getting into Anderson University
How hard is it to get into AU and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,071 out of 3,325 applicants were admitted making AU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Anderson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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AU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT72%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||420|
|SAT Composite 25th||960|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Anderson University?
Anderson University typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1280 and Above||Good||>74%|
|1120 to 1280||Avg +||62%-74%|
|960 to 1120||Avg -||49%-62%|
|800 to 960||Reach||36%-49%|
|Less than 800||Low||<36%|
AU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT73%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into AU?
Admission data indicates that AU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 73 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Anderson University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>74%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||62%-74%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||49%-62%|
|17 to 20||Reach||36%-49%|
|Less than 17||Low||<36%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Anderson University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Anderson University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 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 62% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||29%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||27%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||10%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||3%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
65% of Anderson University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||39%|
|Top 25% of class||65%|
|Top 50% of class||89%|
|Bottom 50% of class||11%|
|Bottom 25% of class||3%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||33%||31%|
What are the requirements for admission to Anderson University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
72% of students submit their SAT scores to AU. 73% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
62% of those who apply are granted admission to AU. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1280. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.