Anderson University: Narrative Description

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1100 East Fifth St.
Anderson, IN 46012-3495
Tel: (765)649-9071
Free: 800-428-6414
Admissions: (765)641-4080
Fax: (765)641-3851
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of God. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1917. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Indianapolis. Endowment: $7.1 million. Total enrollment: 2,677. Faculty: 208 (137 full-time, 71 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,858 applied, 79% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 85% from top half. Full-time: 2,094 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 176 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 35% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 8% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, lifestyle statement, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $25,050 includes full-time tuition ($18,900) and college room and board ($6150). College room only: $3730. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $788 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 33 open to all. Most popular organizations: social clubs, Adult and Continuing Education Students Association, Multicultural Student Union, campus ministries, intramurals. Major annual events: homecoming, Vision/Revision, Rush Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, 24-hour crime line. 1,343 college housing spaces available; 1,320 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Robert A. Nicholson Library with 245,019 books, 117,370 microform titles, 937 serials, 372 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Anderson (population 62,000) is located 35 miles northeast of Indianapolis, and is known for the automotive electrical systems and lighting equipment produced by Delco-Remy Division America. Other industries located here manufacture recreation equipment, files, copper wire, corrugated paper boxes, dairy products and agricultural products. Railroads, buses and airports serve the area. The community has a library, churches, and hospitals. Recreational facilities include five 18-hole golf courses and 17 city parks. Mounds State Park is nearby. Employment opportunities are available.

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