University is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For last eight years, the enrollment has grown significantly (over 38 percent), from approximately 1,650 students in 2002 to almost 2,300 students in the fall of 2010. The Anderson University student population is approximately 2,280 students.
The traditional student body is made up of young men and women from a variety of states including South Carolina, Missouri, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, Virginia, Colorado, Maine, Pennsylvania, and New York, as well as many different countries including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Mongolia, Russia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, France, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Barbados, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Bermuda, India and Japan.Admissions
That students who have earned a high school diploma or an equivalent credential and have not taken any college courses after completion of high school or received an equivalent credential are considered new freshmen. And students who have taken college classes for dual-high school credit or during the summer while enrolled in high school are considered first-time freshmen.
Transfer students are individuals who have earned a high school diploma or an equivalent credential and have subsequently attended a college or university in a full-time or part-time status during a regular semester.
Former Anderson University students are those individuals who have previously attended Anderson University on a full- or part-time basis after they graduated from high school or earned an equivalent credential, even if they have since taken classes at other universities or colleges. University welcomes students from around the world. International students can enter Anderson as first-time college students, or as transfers from other colleges or universities.