Anderson University
Anderson, SC, USA

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Anderson University
3.88 Average Rating

Devan from Anderson, SC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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!
Tips for prospective students
Absolutely make the time to visit! AU has wonderful Student Ambassadors that tour you around campus and answer any questions you might have!
Academic Rigor
Anderson University has a pretty hearty curriculum. They stay true to their vision to cultivate students who are sound in education and faith. Not only will you gain knowledge, you'll gain your own perspective for defending your knowledge too!
Dorm Life
Dorm life at AU is certainly on the rise. They've recently constructed brand new residence halls that are very clean and comfortable. However, if you're a fan of vintage dorms, Anderson is also home to 100 year old buildings that differ slightly from one room to the next-- with a ton of personality! Also, each hall is assigned to a Resident Advisor, who is carefully selected by Resident Life! These are truly some of the best people you'll meet on campus; they truly invest in their residents!
Food and Dining
Anderson houses three separate dining facilities. The first is the generic cafeteria, which can occasionally be a little disappointing, but overall is pretty good! Certainly lots of options. Second is the Grille, which is somewhat of an on-the-go atmosphere for those days where you only have 15 minutes to catch a bite to eat. Lastly is Food for Thought, which has recently been re-done to house three separate styles of cuisine: Mexican, Deli sandwich and an outstanding Salad Bar.
What to do for fun
The Student Activities office is constantly hard at work planning fun events for students! Recently, there have been fairs on the Intramural fields, weekend retreats, and Homecoming events with bonfires (s'mores and hotdogs included for free!). However, if you really decide you'd like to head out of town for a bit, Greenville boasts tons to do, or you can head out to one of the lakes near by! There is always something to do nearby, whether during the week or the weekend!
Campus Safety
Campus safety at AU is fantastic. They are truly committed to ensuring every student's safety, with patrolling the borders of campus at night to sending out e-mails if there is anything that students should keep an eye out for.
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AU Student

a current student here
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Have a good idea of what you want to major in before registering, so that your classes are geared to you major.
Academic Rigor
Classes are hard, but manageable.
Dorm Life
The University has some new and some old dormitories. Dorm life is great, and the university is very supportive if you have any problems.
Food and Dining
The food is good, especially at breakfast time. There are also several dining locations for students to diversify their food choices.
What to do for fun
The university has numerous on-campus activities and sports, especially basketball. There are also numerous opportunities for shopping and sightseeting around campus, including Lake Hartwell.
Bang for the buck
With the available scholarships, Andeson University is rated as one of the best universities for the cost in the Southeast.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
It is very close to Clemson University.
Great for these types of students
Anderson University is great for all students who want an excellent academic program
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Sarah from NY

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Not only do the teachers push you mentally in class, they are willing to help you with projects outside of class. They want you to succeed and will do what it takes to see you reach your goals and get closer to your calling. Opportunities to learn from working professionals are also given throughout the semester.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is beautiful with the big brick buildings all over campus and the green grassy front lawn where students socialize and play sports. It is also a campus you can feel safe at, because as a student body, we look out for each other. Its a very positive environment. The only reason this isn't five star is because if you do not have a car, there is not much you can do off campus because almost every restaurant and movie theater is about a 5-10 minute drive from campus. However, you will find a family at Anderson University and there are fun activities on campus that help you to bond with other AU Trojans.
Bang for the buck
This school is one of the few private Christian schools that offers a lot of scholarships. Also, the quality of education, the beauty of the campus, and the overall positivity of the student body and faculty makes this a great buy. This is an educational experience that is hard to find.
Tips for prospective students
1. Apply for scholarships early.
2. Get your grades up! Hard work does count when it comes to scholarships! Also, working hard now will prepare you for college.
3. Talk with the teachers of the major(s) you are considering. Make a list of what's important to you and discuss that with them.
4. Last, but definitely not least. VISIT THE CAMPUS! You will never know if you are meant to be at a school unless you go. Believe me, you will just know if its right for you.
Great for these types of students
AU is a great fit for those who are hard workers, love fun and friends and are willing to grow and face their fears. Come visit!
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Brianna from Anderson, SC

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
This school has sent a lot of useful information in my direction. The best part of it all, is that it's not just educational information, but also real life information.
Am enjoying being here
The teachers are very personable, which wants me to be in class. Anderson also provides a large variety of students to become acquainted with.
Bang for the buck
While Anderson University may have a large sticker price, they make money become the last issue. They offer a wide variety of scholarship opportunities, many in different areas. The financial aid department is quick and easy to get what you need and get out so that you may finish other errands, or even study!
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Stephanie from Greenville, SC

a current student here
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In three sentences
I Love Anderson. It is a small school full of people who care. The class sizes are perfect so you can get individual attention.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you keep your grades up. Don't fail any classes. You will get familiar with the computer labs and the cookout, because of late nights and printing. You will love it there.
Academic Rigor
The teachers know what they are talking about. AU is known for the Education Major and the Interior Design Major. The Education Department Is Nationally Acredited
Dorm Life
The Dorms are very old but they are kept clean and nice. Pratt doesn't have but 2 outlets in the room and no outlets in the bathroom.
Food and Dining
The Cafeteria has a variety of foods, if you do not like what they are serving you can always stick with a sandwich.
What to do for fun
Anderson is a beautiful little town. Everything fun is on Clemson Boulevard. Many students go to the park, or tan on the lawn, go to cookout, or the mall. At night time, the biggest thing to do is go to wild wings. During football season we go to Clemson games because we do not have football.
Bang for the buck
You get what you pay for. At AU you are paying for great teachers, good christian students, and a beautiful campus. The only problem students tend to complain about is the parking, but its not that bad.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
If a couple sits on the white benches together 3 times, they will get married before they leave AU, or right after.
Great for these types of students
Great for a person who wants individual attention in the classroom.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs, most have to do with religion, some do not. Basketball is huge at AU and so is soccer.
Greek Life
NONE
Campus Safety
The campus is very safe. Also if you lose your keys people usually turn them in, people are very honest
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Melody from Jacksonville, FL

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In three sentences
I love the overall atmosphere. Beautiful campus. Beautiful people.
Tips for prospective students
Study, study, study. In order to be successful one must study to their heart's content while having fun at the same time.
Academic Rigor
By just merely talking to a few students interested in the medical field, I learned how difficult the classes can be, and yet the professors are going to be open for everyone willing to ask for help.
Dorm Life
Pretty active if you learn how to manage your time wisely.
Food and Dining
Everything looked delicious! Can't wait to get cookies from the Cookie Lady!!
What to do for fun
Me personally, I will participate in the band for chapel days, as well as find a dressage trainer to continue my dressage education.
Bang for the buck
Sounds more than worth it!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Cookie lady, for sure.
Great for these types of students
Open, creative, hard-working.
Greek Life
Didn't learn much about Greek life.
Campus Safety
Small town, everyone is safe and closely knit together.
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April from Youngsville, NC

a current student here
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Tour the campus and ask lots of questions and apply for as many scholarships as possible chances are you will get them.
Academic Rigor
It is not very hard to do well in classes if you work hard, listen, take notes, and ask professors for clarification and help if you need it.
Dorm Life
There are many different options fr housing on campus, you could have one roommate or three and either a share a bathroom with five girls, two girls or have a hall bathroom.
Food and Dining
There are many food options on campus, a grill, the caf, a Mexican place, and a sandwich, salad and soup place. Next year there will also be a Chick-fil-a on campus.
What to do for fun
Greeville is nearby and there is pretty much anything in Greenville, downtown Anderson is alos close and has lots of restaurants and shops. On campus there is always something going on from shows to improv nights to movies.
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Alyson from Claysville, PA

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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Research and visit all colleges
take your time
work hard in school
GRADUATE!
and enjoy every moment
Academic Rigor
The Programs seems strong and the professors are high in the degree.
Dorm Life
The dorm are perfect and are new and updated with good closet space.
Food and Dining
The food is wonderful and always has tons of option!
What to do for fun
Everything and anything at AU from concerts to free t-shirts, to exploring the town and campus with your friends.
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Laurel from Maiden, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you visit, they are very welcoming at Anderson University and will make you feel like a part of the family!
Academic Rigor
Classes are academically challenging with very qualified professors. Class sizes are small making learning a more personal experience.
Dorm Life
The dorm facilities are nice and welcoming with friendly staff and tons of organized functions and activities. Dorms are not co-ed, but have visitation hours for the opposite gender, this is a huge plus for parents of prospective students.
Food and Dining
There are three different dining facilities on campus, all offering a different menu and dining experience. Staff is friendly and the food is good.
What to do for fun
There are many clubs and performing groups to get involved with on campus. The community around the college is also very nice, with a mall as well as an adorable downtown with shops and cafes.
Bang for the buck
Anderson is a very affordable school especially considering everything that comes with the price. Classes are enjoyable and personal, dining is high quality, and degree programs are rigorous and prepare students to work in the field. Recently the South Carolina School of the Arts accredited through the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) has made its home at Anderson University. The art program here is one of the best on the east coast! This university also provides a great atmosphere for these important years of a students life, taking away many great memories and life long friends.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Along the Front Lawn on campus are a number of sets of white swings, these White Swings carry a local legend with them. It never fails that if a student sits with another on the same swing three times, they will end up marrying them. Around Anderson we call this Ring by Spring.
Great for these types of students
For students looking for a tight knit, safe, and Christian environment, this is the place for you.
Clubs and Activities
There are many performing arts, clubs, groups, and religious activities to be involved with at Anderson. All of these play a large role in student life.
Greek Life
There is no Greek Life at Anderson University. The school does offer houses for ministry groups each year however.
Campus Safety
Campus safety at Anderson is always available 24/7 and make the college a very safe and welcoming environment. They are very helpful and personal!
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Alesia from Anderson, SC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Study for your tests and exams. Be friendly towards everyone.
Academic Rigor
The academic classes are difficult but if one studies she should do well.
Dorm Life
I commute to Anderson University but commuters are still included in dorm and student activities.
Food and Dining
There are three different areas that students can choose to buy their food from which includes a variety of choices.
What to do for fun
Student activities hosts many events for students to partake in some including: fall festivals, drive-in movies, ultimate Frisbee, etc.
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