Anderson University

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Anderson University can be found in Anderson, SC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Anderson University has an enrollment of approximately two thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1420 (25th percentile) to 1760 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 21 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants that get into Anderson University. We were able to estimate the Anderson University average GPA (3.13 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of 65% with 35% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Anderson University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Anderson University was reported as 65.0% in Fall 2013 with over 2,190 applications submitted to Anderson University. 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

  • SAT Scores: 1420 - 1760
  • ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Anderson University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Anderson University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Anderson University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 69.2%
  • 2010-2011: 70.8%
  • 2011-2012: 72.8%
  • 2012-2013: 71.2%
  • 2013-2014: 65.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.0%

How Does Anderson University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Anderson University is seventeen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern Wesleyan University93.7%
Erskine College69.7%
Furman University64.0%
Emmanuel College47.8%
Lander University42.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Anderson University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 600
Math480 - 580
Writing460 - 580
Total Score1420 - 1760
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math19 - 25
Composite Score21 - 26
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