Lander University

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Lander University can be found in Greenwood, SC, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around 3,500 students are enrolled at Lander University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 940 (25th percentile) to 1130 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 17 (25th percentile) to 23 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into Lander University. We were able to estimate the Lander University average GPA (2.80 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Lander University sends acceptance letters to about 40% of applicants each year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 38% of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Lander University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lander University was reported as 43.2% in Fall 2020 with over 5,770 college applications submitted to Lander 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: 17 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Lander University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Lander 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 Lander University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 61.8%
  • 2017-2018: 45.3%
  • 2018-2019: 42.6%
  • 2019-2020: 43.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 42.6%

How Does Lander University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lander University is thirty-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Erskine College69.7%
Presbyterian College75.5%
Newberry College62.8%
Anderson University68.7%
University of South Carolina-Aiken55.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • 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 Lander University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 580
Math460 - 550
Total Score940 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math16 - 21
Composite Score17 - 23
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