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 three thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 860 (25th percentile) to 1210 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 20 (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 (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of 69% with 41% of applicants deciding to enroll. 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 68.7% in Fall 2020 with over 2,280 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

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Anderson University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 53.9%
  • 2017-2018: 79.1%
  • 2018-2019: 62.3%
  • 2019-2020: 68.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 62.2%

How Does Anderson University Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern Wesleyan University34.5%
Erskine College69.7%
Furman University56.8%
Emmanuel College46.2%
Lander University43.2%

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 2020)


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 620
Math410 - 590
Total Score860 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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