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Anderson University is a good fit for students seeking "a warm, friendly, Christian environment where someone can get a liberal arts education and a lifetime of memories and experiences and friends." "There is a religious focus campus-wide" at Anderson, so "If someone wants to be in a Christian atmosphere, Anderson is an excellent school to choose." It's also a school on the rise; students note that Anderson "has changed a lot" in recent years, adding "a new library and student center." Still, the school isn't for everybody; those craving independence may bristle at Anderson's many rules and restrictions. One such student complains that "We are not treated as adults…If our desk is so much as cluttered, we risk being fined…We have an attendance policy that requires us to go to class or be failed." Students also observe that the new library "could improve on the materials and resources available." Fortunately, students can "use nearby Clemson University's library for the bulk of [their] research" when necessary.

Student Body

Anderson students are "typically hard workers" who are "involved in campus activities" and "love their school." Most are also "in love with their savior, Jesus Christ," "but there are some exceptions." If you were to divide the student body into four categories, you might find them to be "nonreligious student athletes, religious student athletes, students in religious organizations, and students involved in the arts. For the most part, the different groups tend to stick together." The typical student is also "from the state of South Carolina; either a Clemson or a Carolina fan; [and] an education, music, or religion major." While "most of them are religious, do-nothing-wrong people," "A lot of them are still your typical teenagers who party a lot." There are "very few minorities at the school."

Campus Life

There are no fraternities or sororities at Anderson, so students must look elsewhere for diversion. Fortunately, options abound; "During the week, ministry-focused groups (FCA, RUF, BCM, CRU, etc.) meet at night," and the university "also has many fine arts concerts and exhibits that occur." When the weekend rolls around, "There are always athletic and intramural games to attend as well as various happenings in the community. For the most part, it's not too difficult to find things to do at and around Anderson University." Off campus "There are two movie houses in town, a bowling alley, a skating rink, and the Civic Center, a highly frequented place for candlelit picnics and long walks by the duck pond." There are also "a few people who like to go to dance clubs [and] parties at the local university [Clemson]." "On the weekends, a large majority of students go home. "We are definitely a suitcase college," says one student.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jody Bryant
Campus Visit and Admission Event Coord

Address
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

Phone
864-231-2030

Email
jbryant@andersonuniversity.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Java City
Food For Thought
Thrift Library
Student Center
Fitness Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Anderson

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@andersonuniversity.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Campus Shuttle, City Bus, City trolly, taxi

Driving Instructions to Campus
ATLANTA From I-85 North, take exit 19A to Hwy 76 and turn right toward Anderson. Drive 5 miles south on Hwy 76 (Clemson Blvd/Main St) to Boulevard. You will pass through 14 traffic lights, 1 blinking caution light, and then turn left at the 3rd traffic light onto Boulevard. Drive 1.3 miles (following the road as it curves right) past the front of the campus to the 3rd traffic light, and turn left onto Calhoun. Immediately turn right on the driveway, and the admissions office is at the top of the hill. CHARLOTTE/GREENVILLE From I-85 South, take Exit 27 to Hwy 81 and turn left toward Anderson. Drive 7.6 miles south to Boulevard, which will be the 10th traffic light. Turn left onto Boulevard. Go 0.5 miles past the front of the campus to a traffic light and turn left onto Calhoun. Immediately turn right on the driveway, and the admissions office is at the top of the hill. COLUMBIA Take I-26 West to I-385 towards Greenville. Take I-85 South, take Exit 27 to Hwy 81 and turn left toward Anderson. Drive 7.6 miles south to Boulevard, which will be the 10th traffic light. Turn left onto Boulevard. Go 0.5 miles past the front of the campus to a traffic light and turn left onto Calhoun. Immediately turn right on the driveway, and the admissions office is at the top of the hill. AIKEN/GREENWOOD Take Hwy 25 North through Greenwood then bear left on Hwy 178 toward Anderson. Follow Hwy 178 to Honea Path, then turn left at the first light on Hwy 252. This will eventually merge back into Hwy 178 (Belton Hwy) that leads into Anderson. Follow Hwy 178 for approximately 2 miles and turn right at Waffle King onto Hwy 29. Follow Hwy 29 to the islands and turn left at the Anderson College sign. Turn right at the second light onto Calhoun. Immediately turn right on the driveway, and the admissions office is at the top of the hill.

Admissions

Applicants: 2,277
Acceptance Rate: 69%
Average HS GPA: 3.69







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