Anderson University
1100 E. Fifth St.
Anderson, Indiana 46012
(765) 641-4080 or
(800) 428-6414 (toll-free)
FAX: (765) 641-4091


716 men/1,009 women 
61 men/143 women 
Graduate School: 
142 men/94 women 

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Average SAT scores: 
V: 535 M:540 
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Room and Board: 
Fees, books, misc.: 
$1,850 (approx.) 

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Ph.D. (or terminal degree): 
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Vocal and instrumental students at Anderson University perform around the world. The University's chorale, wind ensemble, male chorus and women's chorus have toured in Europe and Canada. In the United States, Anderson University music groups have performed in Carnegie Hall, the Crystal Cathedral and the Lincoln Center.

Business students have been among the top-place finishes for the Students in Free Enterprise International Exposition.

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Anderson University  
1100 E. Fifth Street 
Anderson, Indiana 46012

Barry University
Students at Anderson University enjoy the tranquil setting of the 99-acre campus.

College Description 
Anderson University is a private, liberal arts community established in 1917 and dedicated to the scholarly and spiritual growth of its students. The school is located 35 miles northeast of Indianapolis in Anderson, Ind., a city of 60,000. Today, approximately 2,250 students from 45 states and 15 countries compose this learning community. The University consists of the Colleges of Professional Studies, Science and Humanities, and Arts. The School of Theology, which opened in 1950, enrolls approximately 100 students and offers five different degrees in the area of professional ministry. The University and its programs are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National League for Nursing, the National Association of Schools of Music, the Council on Social Work Education, the National Athletic Training Association, and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

Academic Life 
Anderson University offers bachelor degrees in accounting, American studies, athletic training, Bible, biology, business administration, chemistry, Christian ministries, church music, computer science-mathematics, criminal justice, drama, economics, English, family science, finance, fine arts, French, German, graphic design, history, management, marketing, mass communications, mathematics, music business, music performance, nursing, philosophy, physical education, physics, political science, psychology, religion, social work, sociology, Spanish, and visual arts. Also offered are preprofessional programs in allopathic medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, engineering, law, medical technology, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, podiatry, seminary studies, and veterinary medicine. A two-year associate of arts degree is offered in criminal justice. The University follows a traditional semester calendar. A two-week international term offered over Christmas break gives students the opportunity to travel and study abroad or participate in a nontraditional learning experience. The University's Study, Serve and Share (Tri-S) program takes approximately 500 student travelers to 30 different countries each year. Through this Peace Corps-type program, students sample international settings while learning, serving and working, and observing the host culture.

Campus Life / Campus Map 
Artists, musicians, lecturers, and various public figures appear on campus each year, often in conjunction with the University's Chapel-Convocation program. The entire campus convenes twice a week for Chapel-Convocation, and student attendance is required. University activities also include concerts, plays, films, variety shows, retreats, intramural sports, and other special events. A bowling alley and game room are a part of the recreational facilities. Students can participate in a number of extracurricular activities such as the campus newspaper, the yearbook, the 6,000-watt commercial FM radio station, special interest clubs, student government and religious fellowships. As part of its commitment to maintain a distinctive lifestyle as a Christian university, the school prohibits the use of tobacco in any form and the use of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs. High moral and ethical standards of behavior are expected of members of the campus community.

Facilities and Resources 
The Anderson University campus features 22 buildings, including seven academic buildings and eight residence halls. The Robert A. Nicholson Library contains 246,817 volumes, and the Charles E. Wilson Archives holds the personal papers of the former president of General Motors and U.S. Secretary of Defense. The Krannert Fine Arts Center offers the music and art departments more than 70,000 square feet of practice and performance space. Music facilities include performance halls, 30 individual practice rooms and control-recording facilities. The building's art modules contain facilities for work in ceramics, hot glass, sculpture, woodworking, welding/brazing, metalworking, graphic design, photography, painting, and drawing. Hartung Hall, the University's recently renovated science center, provides excellent laboratory and classroom facilities for the study of Bible and religion, biology, chemistry, nursing, physics, and psychology. A radio station/mass communications center, Byrum (performance) Hall, Bennett Natatorium, an athletics complex, and Decker Hall, the 80,000-square-foot administration-classroom building, are also a part of the well-equipped campus.

Anderson University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Women's sports include basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, softball, and track and field. Men's sports include cross country, soccer, tennis, basketball, golf, track and field, baseball, and football. An outdoor athletics complex provides fields for softball, baseball, football, and soccer and includes an all-weather track and field. Students may also participate in intramural sports, including flag football, volleyball, basketball and softball.

Financial Aid / Scholarships
More than 95 percent of Anderson University students receive financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans, and employment. The University participates in the Federal Work-Study Program and assists students in applying for aid through the Federal Pell and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity grant programs, the Federal Perkins Loan Program, and the Federal Stafford Student Loan Program. A variety of scholarship programs are also available. These include the Matching Church Scholarship; Presidential, Academic Honors, and Distinguished Student (academic) Scholarship; and music and departmental scholarship programs. Students applying for aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. A financial aid transcript from each school previously attended is required of all transfer applicants. Aid is awarded on the basis of financial eligibility or outstanding academic achievement.

Admission Requirements / Application
To qualify for admission, applicants should carry a grade average of C or higher and rank in the upper half of their class. The University recommends that students have the following units in their high school background: 4 units of English, 3 units of mathematics, 2 units of a foreign language, 3 units of science, and 3 units of social studies. Also considered in the evaluation of each application is the student's seriousness of purpose, personality and character, expressed willingness to live within the standards of the Anderson University community, and service to school, church and community. Anderson University does not discriminate on the basis of faith, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, or handicap in the administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics or other school administered programs, or employment. Anderson University requires each student to submit an application form and a $20 nonrefundable fee, an official high school transcript, SAT I or ACT scores, two references, a medical form and a personal essay. Transcripts of all college work and a Transfer Student Information form, completed by an official from each college previously attended, are required of all transfer students.

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