Anderson University

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School Overview

Anderson University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution located in Anderson, Indiana. The university’s mission is to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society.

AU offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, and graduate programs in business, music education, and theology. Students also have more than 130 opportunities to get involved on campus, including a variety of interest and social clubs, professional societies and student government, campus ministries and service opportunities, and residence life leadership teams. AU also has 20 NCAA Division III sports and a nationally recognized intramural program, with 16 unique sports and four tournaments throughout the year.

Spiritual life is an important part of the AU story, as it was founded by the Church of God in 1917, and still maintains this relationship today. Chapel takes place twice a week and hosts a wide range of dynamic speakers, and students also have numerous options for small groups or focus groups hosted on campus, in the residence halls, and by local faculty and staff members. There are also many ways to get involved for service, mentorship, and campus ministries that serve both on and off campus.

One of the most unique parts about AU is the Tri-S program, which stands for Study, Serve, and Share. Tri-S trips take place during regular school breaks, and any student from any major can participate. There are more than 30 different trips that take place all over the country and the world every year, involving both cross-cultural and service-learning experiences. The best part is, they are also affordable.

You can learn more about AU today with the information below or by contacting their Admissions Office at or (800) 428-6414.

Anderson University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(765) 649-9071
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:1100 E 5th St, Anderson, IN 46012-3495
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,232
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,824 (82% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$28,650
Out-of-state Tuition:$28,650
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$16,891

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Anderson University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Anderson University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2914
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs23
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies31
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Social Sciences2
Theology and Religious Vocations1521
Visual and Performing Arts13
Grand total57885

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Anderson University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Theology and Religious Vocations11
Grand total11

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Anderson University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid421100%
Grant or scholarship aid421100%$16,891
Student loan aid33078%$6,935

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,76192%$20,879
Federal student loans1,28167%$7,290

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Anderson University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Anderson University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants2,6501,1951,455
Percent admitted100%63%69%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%16%16%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Anderson University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,232
Undergraduate enrollment1,883
Graduate enrollment349

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Anderson University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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