Anderson University

Private, Four-years School Located in Anderson, IN

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How much is the Anderson tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Anderson's tuition & fees is $35,640.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $51,560 when a student lives on-campus.

Anderson Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$35,640
Books & Supplies Costs$1,500
On-campus Room & Board$11,420
On-campus Expenses$3,000
Off-campus Room & Board$8,300
Off-campus Expenses$3,000
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$38,550

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Anderson for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $159,638 at Anderson. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $214,531. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $109,480.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$37,271$51,407$26,881
Sophomore (2024-25)$38,977$52,835$27,185
Junior (2025-26)$40,762$54,346$27,522
Senior (2026-27)$42,628$55,944$27,892
4 Years Total$159,638$214,531$109,480
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$38,977$52,835$27,185
Sophomore (2025-26)$40,762$54,346$27,522
Junior (2026-27)$42,628$55,944$27,892
Senior (2027-28)$44,579$57,632$28,297
4 Years Total$166,945$220,756$110,897
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$40,762$54,346$27,522
Sophomore (2026-27)$42,628$55,944$27,892
Junior (2027-28)$44,579$57,632$28,297
Senior (2028-29)$46,619$59,416$28,738
4 Years Total$174,587$227,337$112,449
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$42,628$55,944$27,892
Sophomore (2027-28)$44,579$57,632$28,297
Junior (2028-29)$46,619$59,416$28,738
Senior (2029-30)$48,753$61,297$29,215
4 Years Total$182,579$234,289$114,142
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$44,579$57,632$28,297
Sophomore (2028-29)$46,619$59,416$28,738
Junior (2029-30)$48,753$61,297$29,215
Senior (2030-31)$50,985$63,282$29,731
4 Years Total$190,937$241,627$115,980

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Anderson' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Indiana, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $22,120.
In-StateOut-of-State
Anderson University$35,640
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Indiana Four-years Colleges$20,112
Public Schools$6,847$15,112
Private Schools$22,120

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Anderson and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Anderson UniversityAnderson, IN$35,640$10,204
University of IndianapolisIndianapolis, IN$36,136$42,478
Grace College and Theological SeminaryWinona Lake, IN$30,034$8,112
Marian UniversityIndianapolis, IN$39,100$20,569
Bethel UniversityMishawaka, IN$33,320$9,310
Calumet College of Saint JosephWhiting, IN$22,650$22,100

Financial Aid and COA

At Anderson University, 1,100 students (95%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $23,453.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Anderson is $28,107 for students living on-campus and $24,987 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 307 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $26,629 and the average amount of student loans is $6,784.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$51,560
COA (off-campus)$48,440
Tuition & Fees$35,640
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,920
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,800
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,107
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$24,987
Average Financial Aid$23,453
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,10095%$23,453
Pell Grants42336%$4,938
Federal Student Loan74965%$7,021
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid307100%-
Grants or Scholarships307100%$26,629
Federal Grants12340%$6,861
Pell Grants12139%$4,727
Other Federal Grants8227%$3,317
State/Local Grants12240%$7,022
Institutional Grants307100%$21,089
Student Loan Aid20868%$6,784
Federal Student Loans20767%$5,284
Other Student Loans227%$14,425

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Anderson's acceptance rate is 62.45%. A total of 4,391 applicants applied to and 2,742 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 317 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 11.56%.
To apply to Anderson, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,3911,973$2,418
Admitted2,7421,081$1,661
Enrolled317174$143
Acceptance Rate62.45%54.79%68.69%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)11.56%16.10%8.61%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Anderson. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,060 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 22.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,0609601,160
National Average1,168
Indiana Average1,154
SAT EBRW530480580
SAT Math530480580
ACT Composite221825
National Average24
Indiana Average25
ACT Math221825
ACT English211824

Student Population

Anderson University has a total of 1,290 students including 1,129 undergraduate and 161 graduate students. By gender, there are 620 male students and 725 female students attending Anderson. The school offers online degree programs and 118 students enrolled online exclusively (9.15% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,345 620725
Undergraduate1,159 534625
Graduate186 86100

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1100 E 5th St, Anderson, IN
Phone765-649-9071
WEBhttps://www.anderson.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered92 Programs
Graduate Program Offered8 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate51.75%
Yield11.63%
Student Population1,290
Graduation Rate59%
Transfer-out Rate30%
Retention Rate69%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate9 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties104 (Full-time), 72 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs283 (Full-time), 93 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$56,658
Average Staff Salary$46,152