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Located in the vibrant city of Anderson, South Carolina, ANDERSON UNIVERSITY is a selective, comprehensive university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees on campus and online. Students can choose among 40 majors, 38 concentrations, and 32 minors, and we are ranked as one of the best regional universities in the South by both US News and World Report and The Princeton Review.

In addition to a top tier academic ranking, AU has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the #27 Best Value School among Regional Universities in the South.

At the heart of AU’s educational program is an uncompromising commitment to the liberal arts as a means of preparing students with both a breadth and depth of knowledge they need not only to be successful in the career of their choice, but to be successful in all realms of life – in family, community, work, and church.

Anderson University welcomes students from around the world to their programs. International students can enter Anderson as first-time college students or as transfers from other colleges and universities. AU works hard to ensure that the transition for all students is as smooth as possible.


  • Founded: 1911
  • Location: Anderson, S.C.
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17:1
  • Enrollment: 3,100+
  • Academic Programs: 40 undergraduate majors, 38 concentrations and 32 minors
  • Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division II
  • Named as one of the best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review



Undergraduate Tuition & Fees: $26,970

Room & Board: $10,050*

Graduate Tuition 2017-2018: Varies by academic program.

Financial Assistance: International students are eligible to receive an International Grant ($3,000 USD), AU Grant/Academic Scholarships ($4,000 USD), and/or AU Residential Grant ($1,500 USD, must live on campus).

*Please note Room & Board costs are calculated according to most commonly taken option. Tuition includes fees for the 2017-18 academic year.


English Proficiency Requirements:

TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based), 250 (Computer-based), (75 Internet-based)

SAT or Equivalent Requirements:

SAT/ACT: (The Admission Committee gives full consideration to all students. If you are concerned about your test scores or GPA, please contact the Admission Office to talk through your situation specifically.)

GPA: Minimum 3.0

Application Deadline: Rolling Admission. (Students are encouraged to apply by December 1st for scholarship consideration, no later than July 1 to begin in the Fall Semester.)