Anderson University

1100 E. Fifth St - Anderson, IN 46012
  • Region: Great Lakes
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Size: Small

Anderson University (Anderson, IN) is a private, liberal arts institution with a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, more than 1,500 undergraduates call AU home. Small class sizes with a student-faculty ratio of 12:1 provide for individual attention from AU’s distinguished faculty.

The university offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, and its top programs include business, nursing, education, and dance. New to AU’s catalog are majors in sport marketing, computer engineering, national security studies, and information security. AU also offers graduate programs in business, music education, and theology. 

AU provides many ways to get involved on campus, including 14 NCAA Division III sports, a nationally-recognized intramural program, and numerous campus ministries, social & service clubs, and interest clubs. AU’s unique Tri-S program (Study, Serve, Share) provides students affordable service-learning and cross-cultural opportunities all over the country and the world.

Anderson University is recognized among top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, Colleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. The campus is conveniently located in Central Indiana, less than an hour from the amenities of downtown Indianapolis.

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About Anderson University

Since 1917, Anderson University has been a place of self-discovery, spiritual growth, and academic formation for students of every background. A nationally accredited university with over 60 undergraduate majors offered, Anderson University has been consistently ranked among America-s top colleges for being a place where students discover who they-re created to be. Visit us or apply now and experience Real Life. Together!

Mission Statement

Established and sustained within the free and open traditions of the Church of God, this university is committed to being a teaching-learning community of the highest order, engaged in the pursuit of truth from a Christian faith perspective. Through academic and Christian discovery, we intend to graduate people with a global perspective who are competent, caring, creative, generous individuals of character and potential. We will build those quality programs that will enable each member of the university to become stronger in body, mind, and spirit, to experience what it means to love God and neighbor, and to adopt Christ-like servant ways in all of life.