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Lander University

Greenwood, SC, USA
3.83 Average Rating

Founded in 1872, Lander University is a small public higher education institution situated in Greenwood, South Carolina. The university provides a liberal arts program and several professional schools. The school houses a popular Equestrian Center which is comprised of a stable, indoor and outdoor arenas, a round pen, and several horse pastures. Liberal arts and humanities is the most popular major, as well as business and nursing.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
48%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 15, 2019
Other May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
93%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
45%
Submitting ACT
55%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,849
Total Number of Undergrads
2,787
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
24%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
42%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,570
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,700
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,300
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,300
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,869
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,614
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,035

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
76%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,436
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
31%
69%
Student Organizations
68
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bearcats
School Colors
Yellow/Royal Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Greenville
Columbia
Augusta
Charleston
Charlotte
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$34,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.83 Average Rating
The overall interpretation of this institute after 2 years of recieving an education is that it's undeniably a lovely school. Its small enough in size to be easily accessible and not overwhelming to its students, however it has all the amenities that the larger universities do. The class size are manageable, making it easier to have a functional relationship with ones teachers. There is not a lot of pressure to be part of the typical social scene, and the school also provides a lot of fun activities and events to attend.
Kelsey from Ladson, SC
On a scale of one to ten, I rate Lander University as an eight. Although this is a great campus, there is still work to be done. Some of the professors there are wonderful, while my experiences with others has not been as pleasant.
Katelyn from Greenwood, SC
Lander University is a great school. If you are serious about your education and also want to have fun this is your university. Its like a home away from home.
Tenee' from Clinton, SC
Lander University is a great school, that involves varies activities and ways to make school not so bad. It also has great staff and the teachers are very easy to talk to and they all know you by name which was very important to me. Also has a great living spaces of dorms and apartments.
Steven from Anderson, SC

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