Anderson University is a Christian liberal arts college in western South Carolina with close ties to the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Anderson is home to nine colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors and all classes are grounded in Christian values. To enhance the learning process, many Anderson courses integrate digital learning through the use of iPads and mobile apps. As a Christian university, Anderson requires all students to participate in the Journey Program—a series of worship services, religious concerts, and creative presentations.
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Anderson University is a perfect match for anyone who is a little apprehensive about the transition from high school to college! It's a small, but growing, campus with professors who make time to know you as a student and help you with your academic endeavors. Not to mention, AU has a close-knit community of students that grow together not just academically, but spiritually!
Devan from Anderson, SC
Anderson University provides an excellent Christ Centered atmosphere for all students. The classes are excellent, yet challenging, with caring and knowledgeable teachers. Anderson University is an excellent school that provides many opportunities and numerous scholarships for students.
I Love Anderson. It is a small school full of people who care. The class sizes are perfect so you can get individual attention.
Stephanie from Greenville, SC
I love the overall atmosphere. Beautiful campus. Beautiful people.
Melody from Jacksonville, FL
Anderson University is a small, tight knit campus family with professors who care about you and know your name. The campus is beautiful and easy to walk around to get to classes easily. The quality of education is also very high and academics are very highly supported here.
April from Youngsville, NC
AU is a place I'm glad to call home. The staff and faculty there are so warm and welcoming and they make you feel right at home. You can definitely feel the love and care that was put into the university and will be held to that high standard.
Alyson from Claysville, PA
Anderson University is wonderful, the professors and staff are all very qualified, friendly, and personal. The financial aid program makes it very easy to find scholarships and other financial aid options making it an extremely affordable university! Being a small school, student life is fun and tight knit with many groups, clubs, and activities to be involved in.
Laurel from Maiden, NC
Anderson University is a well adapted university in which students are in a secure environment. Students at Anderson University are friendly and caring. Classes at Anderson University are challenging yet accepting of students from all environments and backgrounds.