Lander University
Greenwood, SC, USA

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Lander University
3.83 Average Rating

Britt from Asheville, NC

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
100 level courses were almost a repeat of my high school honors courses, but getting into my 300 level major emphasis courses, I am learning and enjoying so much.
Am enjoying being here
Greenwood is not the most ideal town for me, but Lander is an awesome school, so I stick around for it.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you're ready for a small town with nothing to do but attend classes and study! Jobs for college students are limited in a small town so be aware of that too.
Great for these types of students
If you enjoy small classrooms and can handle being called on to speak and answer questions, this is a great college for you. Class sizes are larger in 100 level courses, but the interactions with your professors is something that cannot be matched.
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Ashley from Starr, SC

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Be prepared to work hard. Most teachers accept nothing less than your best
Am enjoying being here
All the students are friendly and all the staff are helpful.
Tips for prospective students
Listen to your advisors, and try to get your math class before the nursing majors do.
Great for these types of students
Really enthusiastic and outgoing people
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Kelsey from Ladson, SC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
This school is best suited to those that appreciate the finer things, the slow going but intense experiences. It is a great place to get your start in becoming an educated adult in this world. You're guarenteed to make friends, share memories, and learn tools of the trades that will help you through life.
Academic Rigor
Classes are challenging. Studying is a requirement, much like at any college. But classes are comfortable and the regime is not too hard to complete.
Dorm Life
As an employees of Lander University's Housing and Residence Life Department I know first hand about all the dorms at this school. They're fairly large rooms, more so than most school's freshman dorms especially, that get maintenance attention regularly. It's the best place to start making connections with friends and acquaintances in a comfortable atmosphere.
Food and Dining
The Dining Hall at Lander University consists of 6 buffet style tables alternating with variations of foods everyday. There is enough diversity that even a picky eater could find something to munch down on. Best part is that the chefs are trained in catering so the food is of great quality.
What to do for fun
As a member of the University Programming Council (UPC) I know first hand of all the school sponsored events to do at Lander. We hire acts of all kinds to entertain our student body, from artists to musicians and even contortionists. That's at least three times a month, and does not include the individual activities put on by the various school clubs throughout each semester.
Bang for the buck
For the price, Lander is most positively a worthwhile academic facility located in small town Greenwood, SC. Its quaint and charming but as challenging as any college should be for its students. I think almost all students would like it there.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Lander University is located in Greenwood, Sc, only a few minutes walk away from Downtown Greenwood. Downtown has a theater for students who appreciate local acting, as well as stores, and a plaza. Its a nice little getaway from school.
Great for these types of students
All types: shy and withdrawn to social and overachieving. There's something for every personality type at Lander. The best part is that all these types tend to get along well in the day to day social aspects at school.
Clubs and Activities
There is a club for everything and everyone. I was once antisocial, but at Lander I've become a member in a hand full of clubs and even a president in one. Whatever your interest may be, there is a club for you.
Greek Life
The Greek life is always popping off at lander, and they love to put on cook outs and socials. If your interested in this type of socialization, you're in luck because there's quite a few to choose from, all the major ones are represented here.
Campus Safety
Lander University has on campus police force 24/7, and the city of Greenwood also lends its police to the university in moments of crisis. There are yellow call buttons around campus to receive immediate attention if a hazardous situation occurs. Lander University is one of the safest places for a young adult to live.
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Katelyn from Greenwood, SC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Some tips that I would give to a prospective student would be to come prepared for class. It is always helpful to have your books and to always pay attention. Also it is essential to plan your class schedule that best works for you.
Academic Rigor
I feel that Lander University has an excellent range of classes that they offer. I have learned a tremendous amount at this college. The only negative that I have is that some of the teachers are better than others.
Dorm Life
I live at home with my parents, so I do not know what the dorm life is like at Lander University. I have looked inside of the dorms however and they seem pretty nice. I have heard that there is a partying atmosphere around the dorms though.
Food and Dining
Since I live off campus, I do not eat in the dining area. When going to orientation though I was able to taste the food. They have excellent food at Lander.
What to do for fun
I am sorry to say that there is not many things to do for fun in Greenwood, SC. Lander has activities all the time to keep their students involved. They have shows, plays, pool parties, and game nights throughout the semester.
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Tenee' from Clinton, SC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Dorm Life
I love staying on campus the dorms are nice and clean, they feel like home.
Food and Dining
The dining hall at Lander is great they always have something for everyone. The Bearcat Den is great for meals on the go.
Great for these types of students
Lander is great for all types of students.
Greek Life
The Greeks are very involved and always on campus.
Campus Safety
Campus is very safe! There are plenty of lighting, cameras, and emergency phone stations. LUPD is always around giving you a stronger sense of security.
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Steven from Anderson, SC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Go to class. Do all your assigned work. Also study for exams and do not wait to the last second to try in cram all the information in a short amount of time.
Academic Rigor
Can be difficult at times. Optimally you get out of it what you put into it. Its up to you and you will make the grades you deserve.
Dorm Life
Great!! I have no complaints on my dorm life. I enjoyed the new people I was able to meet. Also its very clean and nice to live in.
Food and Dining
Can be good at times. I just felt like I was eating the same things every time I went to eat. That's not landers fault though they offer a various amounts of food and try to change things up quit often.
What to do for fun
Activities around campus like frisbee golf. Also go to sporting events like baseball and basketball events. Lastly the most fun is just hanging out with all the new people you get to meet.
Bang for the buck
I got a lot out of my classes this year. I learned a lot of new exciting information and got all I expected from the campus and teachers. Also liked going to on campus activities Lander offers.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Dont really know of any.
Great for these types of students
Students wanting to attend a smaller college. Smaller sized classes. Yet theres alot of ways to meet new intresting people.
Clubs and Activities
Baseball. Basketball. Other clubs and activities are offered just like other colleges.
Campus Safety
Lander has a sercure campus and makes sure all its students stay safe. They have saftey buttons around campus for anyone who my be in danger at any time. Also another great thing they have is its ability of easy access to all its students by technology. They send emails to all the students when anything is going on they need to be aware of.
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Jessica from Anderson, SC

a current student here
19 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Here at Lander I find everyday that I am being pushed to my fullest potential. I learn something new everyday that is in my interests. I have picked up great study habits and have learned how to achieve the best grades to benefit my education.
Am enjoying being here
The first semester of college for incoming freshmen can be very difficult. You have to have a very open mind and be willing to adjust to every situation. You have to realize that you don't have people telling you what to do anymore and that your education is in your hands. I think Lander has a beautiful campus and has a great community of people to be influenced by. I have met many new people who I know will be my friends for the rest of my life. I have also joined a sorority and love all the new people I have met there.
Bang for the buck
With the classes at Lander you will come to find that they challenge your mind as much as possible. The professors expect you to give them your full attention and time. They expect you to study hard and pass all the tests. The professors are great at assisting students outside of class with anything they need. There are also free tutors who can work around your schedule to help you in a variety of subjects.
Tips for prospective students
When you come to college, prepare to work hard every day and give it your best shot. If you don't give it everything you have, you can easily become sidetracked. Do every task to your best ability and never stop trying. Get involved in activites and groups around campus because it gives you a nice break from school sometimes.
Great for these types of students
Lander University is great for any type of student. As long as you are dedicated to achieving your goals, Lander is a great school for anyone.
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Ellaina from Loris, SC

researching this school
6 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
There seems to be a wide range of subjects avaliable here, from the cookie-cutter types like education and psychology to obscure minors. The Honors program allows you to go overseas to a great deal of countries, at little cost to the student. It's by a decent sized city, and lots of events happen every week at Lander.
Will enjoy being here
The campus was simply gorgeous. The buildings were layed out in an appealing fashion, and everything is up to date. There are a lot of students there from countless places, so frienships are ensured.
Bang for the buck
Tuition is relatively cheap. Those coming from SC high schools having obtained the LIFE or Palmetto Fellows will be pleased to know that Lander has its own scholarships associated with the same requirements for state scholarships.
Tips for prospective students
Be sure that you want to attend a college of this size. Although the campus seems small and you don't really get to see the amount of students on campus, this is a relatively good sized school.
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Jean from Greenville, SC

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have learned a lot at Lander, and not just in my major. The General Education requirements may be typical of all colleges, but the courses offered to meet these requirements are so diverse, everyone is bound to find one that interests them. All of the professors are enthusiastic about their subjects and make them fun and interesting to learn.
Am enjoying being here
Like many freshmen, I wasn't sure what to do when I got to Lander. Overtime, I found myself attending sporting events, plays, concerts, and more. Lander has a lot to offer outside of the classroom, as well as in the classroom. Small classes allow personal attention and provide a better learning environment.
Bang for the buck
Lander University has a very affordable tuition, often the reason students choose this university. However, Lander offers many benefits to attendees. The professors really push students to learn as much as they can for their futures. There are many majors and minors offered to students, and the requirements are easy to understand and meet. The campus is small and attractive. The dorms aren't the nicest I've ever seen, but they have a lot more space than many larger campuses and provide more apartment style living - some dorms are actually apartment complexes the school purchased!
Tips for prospective students
I know this is a long explanation, but bear with me, it is important. The biggest problem students may face in college is funding. Lander offers several scholarships, including academic. Be sure to utilize scholarships and grants whenever possible. Remember to apply for outside scholarships as well. Lander has a low tuition that makes it easy to pay off school entirely on scholarships if you work for them. Lander also makes loan eligibility clear, just remember to analyze your need carefully before accepting offers. The most costly expense at Lander is housing; consider living off campus if your expected cost is too high. There are a lot of nearby apartments to Lander that offer a variety of amenities.
On a side note, Lander requires a certain number of FALS (Fine Arts and Lectureship) credits for students. This means attending events at the school that they deem FALS approved. Many students can finish this requirement within the first two years, so do not stress about it.
Great for these types of students
Students who want a small campus, with all of their classes within walking distance; Students who want their professor to know their name; Students who do not mind living in a small town; Students that want to study abroad (Lander has a great study abroad program); Nursing majors and education majors (Lander is known for these two fields)
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Tanisha from Columbia, SC

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am attending Lander University. As soon as i step out of the car onto the campus i knew it was the school for me. The campus is small which is what i was looking for. The town of Greenwood is perfect because its just 45 minutes from Greenville. The fact that Greenwood is such a small town made me fall in love with Lander that much more. The teachers care about what you do and see to it that as a student you have all of the tools you need in order to succeed. The class sizes are small which gives you the one on one with your teacher. The first semester may seem the roughest because it take awhile to adjust being away from home and to adjust to the town of Greenwood because there is not much to do at first. But once you get acclamaited to the campus and get involved in the numerous student activities around campus, you'll be alright.
Am enjoying being here
Some days i feel like i may die of boredom during my first couple of weeks there. but once i got involved in campus activities and started meeting different people, i really started enjoying the campus life.
Bang for the buck
You get every cent worth of education that you pay for. there are free tutoring sessions availiable for every subject and teachers have an open door policy so you can talk to them anytime you have an issue or just shoot them an email.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved on campus because if you dont you may decide to transfer and miss out on the great opportunities Lander has to offer.
Great for these types of students
Students who have a desire to learn, who wants a small school in a small town, and students who dont mind having fun every once and awhile.
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