Anderson University

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Anderson University can be found in Anderson, IN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around 1,700 students are enrolled at Anderson University.

Many of the students admitted to Anderson University had an SAT score within the range of 1000 to 1160, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 20 to 25. We were able to estimate the Anderson University average GPA (3.06 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 63% of all those who apply are accepted to Anderson University, from which 13 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Anderson University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Anderson University was reported as 62.7% in Fall 2020 with over 3,950 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Anderson University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Anderson University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Anderson University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 66.4%
  • 2017-2018: 65.3%
  • 2018-2019: 65.0%
  • 2019-2020: 62.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 59.8%

How Does Anderson University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Anderson University is eleven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Taylor University68.1%
Indiana Wesleyan University67.0%
Indiana University-Kokomo73.6%
Marian University61.5%
Earlham College63.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Anderson University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 580
Math500 - 580
Total Score1000 - 1160
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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