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Anderson University, or AU, is a private university located in Anderson, South Carolina. The university was chartered in 1911, and became a coeducational institution in 1930. The campus is spread across an area of 193 acres. Anderson University offers bachelor's and master's degrees in various Course Topics. The university offers study through the following academic divisions:
  • College of Adult and Professional Studies
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • School of Christian Ministry
  • School of Interior Design
The athletics teams of Anderson University are known as the Trojans. Both the men and women players take part in sports including basketball, tennis, golf, cross country, and soccer. Apart from this, the students publish a newspaper called the "Anderson ian". They are also involved in several on-campus clubs and organizations like the International Student Association, and Multicultural Students Association.

Profile of Anderson UniversityAnderson is located in Anderson, SC (a small city). The school is a Baptist school. Anderson is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Anderson has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in design, fine arts, business and management, education and teaching, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Anderson Selectivity

Anderson does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 560.

Anderson has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 1, 902 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life
Anderson offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Anderson values student athletics, and belongs to the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The purpose of Anderson College is to provide within a Christian community a quality liberal arts education for a diverse Student Enrolment that will prepare graduates for both a livelihood and a rewarding life. "Anderson Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management91business management, human resources, MIS, accounting, finance, business
Education and Teaching66teacher education, elementary school teaching, music teaching, special ed, art education, physical education teaching, history teaching, English teaching, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23exercise science, sports and fitness management
Therapy and Counselling20psychology, psychology courses
Religion and Philosophy19religion, religious music
Design16graphic design, interior design
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and administration
Media9journalism, mass communication, public relations, communication studies, media studies
Liberal Arts8English, Spanish language, history
Fine Arts5ceramics, painting, fine arts
Music3music, music performance
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Art Studies0art studies
Medical Support and Technology0cytotechnologist
Contact: Anderson Anderson University

316 Boulevard

Anderson, SC 29621

General Phone: (864) 231-2000


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