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AU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into AU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,825 out of 3,322 applicants or 55% were admitted making AU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Anderson University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,247 1,075 3,322
Accepted 1,276 549 1,825
Acceptance Rate 57% 51% 55%
Enrolled 453 210 663
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 38% 36%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Anderson University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that AU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 75 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Anderson University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 925. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1155 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1040 1270
SAT Reading 530 650
SAT Math 510 610
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 19 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >70%
23 to 26 Avg + 55%-70%
21 to 23 Avg - 44%-55%
19 to 21 Reach 34%-44%
Less than 19 Low <34%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >68%
1155 to 1270 Avg + 55%-68%
1040 to 1155 Avg - 42%-55%
925 to 1040 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 925 Low <30%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Anderson University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Anderson University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as AU accepts 55% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 30% Good
3.50 to 3.75 29% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 27% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 3% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Anderson University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217633 IPEDS survey data for Anderson University.



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