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Chances of getting into Anderson University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.7%
Admission Difficulty for Anderson University
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Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into AU and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,565 out of 2,277 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 66 percent. Anderson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

AU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
860-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
72%
SAT Scores for Anderson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 410
SAT Composite 25th 860
SAT Scores for Anderson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1040

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Anderson University?

Anderson University typically requires applicants to be in the top 83 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 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 680. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Anderson University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >79%
1035 to 1210 Avg + 69%-79%
860 to 1035 Avg - 57%-69%
685 to 860 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 685 Low <44%
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AU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
73%
ACT Scores for Anderson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Anderson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Anderson University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >79%
23 to 26 Avg + 69%-79%
20 to 23 Avg - 57%-69%
17 to 20 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 17 Low <44%
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AU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 3.5 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 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Anderson University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 30% Good
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

65% 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%
Top 25% of class 65%
Top 50% of class 89%
Bottom 50% of class 11%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Anderson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,594 683 2,277
Accepted 1,086 479 1,565
Acceptance Rate 68% 70% 69%
Enrolled 443 200 643
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 42% 41%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
164

Applicants have 164 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Anderson University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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.

FAQs

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?

69% 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.

What SAT score is required for Anderson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 860 and 1210. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Anderson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 73% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.