Since 1917, Anderson University has been a place of self-discovery, spiritual growth, and academic formation for students of every background. AU has about 1,800 students who call AU home, and it has more than 130 ways to get involved, including 20 NCAA Division III sports, intramurals, clubs, and service opportunities. A nationally accredited university with more than 60 undergraduate majors offered, Anderson University has been consistently ranked among America’s top colleges for being a place where students can come as they are and discover who they're meant to be.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Cybersecurity
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Ministry
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Campus Ministries
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramurals
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


As a first year student at Anderson University, all you need to submit with your application is your transcript and SAT or ACT scores if you have them.  Anderson University is test optional and will not initially require test scores for admission.  Our application deadline is rolling, and documents can be sent to You may also choose to submit an optional application essay. We highly encourage you to visit, as many of our students find they feel "at home" when they step onto campus. For any questions about the admissions process, contact


At Anderson University, we welcome students who have studied at other schools and work with each person as an individual to determine what will transfer. Test scores and high school transcripts are not required for transfer application if you have at least 12 transferable college credit hours. Be sure to submit official college transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended, regardless of hours completed or reasons for leaving. For any questions about the admissions process, contact

Additional Information

At Anderson University, our wide range of academic programs are designed to lead students on a personal journey of discovery made possible by authentic interactions between you, your peers, and faculty. Getting involved is easy with an engaging Campus Activities Board, student-run clubs and organizations, and an active intramurals program. AU students will also find a wide variety of ways to learn and serve both locally and internationally through a number of campus ministries, as well as our unique Study, Serve, Share program (Tri-S) that provides affordable travel opportunities. Our liberal arts curriculum allows our graduates to leave AU with a thorough knowledge of their chosen field, plus a broad understanding of the world around them. Our grads enjoy a high placement rate at 97.5% overall, which means an AU degree is an investment that will help you get to work and earning more, faster. Our Office of Student Financial Services will work hard to help you explore the numerous available scholarship and financial aid options that can assist you with the cost of tuition and other school-related fees. Schedule your campus visit today to learn more about how AU can meet you where you are and help you discover who you're meant to be.

Visit us

Come see for yourself what community, academic excellence, and outside-the-box learning opportunities are all about at Anderson University. We can’t wait to meet you, so schedule your visit today! Our group Discovery Day experience includes a campus tour, academic, student life, financial aid information, and lunch, or you can schedule an individual visit to meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor, coach, or professor.

"AU completely changed my life. As soon as I visited Anderson University I knew right away that was where I wanted to go. It’s set me up for success and allowed me to land, literally, my dream job."

Austin Young, Account Executive, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, BA ’14, MBA ’15
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Admissions office

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1100 E 5th St
Anderson, IN 46012-3495, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 428-6414