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Lander University Admission Requirements

Greenwood, South Carolina

Chances of getting into Lander University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
42.6%
Admission Difficulty for Lander University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Lander University and can I get accepted? The school has a 43% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,322 out of 5,454 applicants were admitted making Lander University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 71 percent. Lander University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Lander University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
63%
SAT Scores for Lander University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Lander University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1030

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

Lander University typically requires applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #20 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lander University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >56%
1025 to 1120 Avg + 43%-56%
930 to 1025 Avg - 31%-43%
835 to 930 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 835 Low <21%
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Lander University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
37%
ACT Scores for Lander University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Lander University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lander University?

Admission data indicates that Lander University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lander University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lander University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >59%
19 to 22 Avg + 43%-59%
17 to 19 Avg - 33%-43%
15 to 17 Reach 24%-33%
Less than 15 Low <24%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.66
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Lander University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lander University was 3.66 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Lander University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lander University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 46% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

80% of Lander University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lander University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Lander University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,038 1,416 5,454
Accepted 1,740 582 2,322
Acceptance Rate 43% 41% 43%
Enrolled 628 242 870
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 42% 37%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lander University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lander University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218229 IPEDS survey data for Lander University.

Frequently Asked Questions

63% of students submit their SAT scores to Lander University. 37% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

43% of those who apply are granted admission to Lander University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1120. 63% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 37% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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