Anderson University recently announced that—for the first time in the school’s 85-year history—officials would no longer accept new undergraduate student applications for the fall semester of the 2002-03 academic year. The university arrived at this decision after indications that the school had reached its maximum institutional housing capacity of approximately 1,330 students within an overall enrollment that exceeds 2,400 students. New students applying to Anderson University in the coming days will be accepted on a ''wait list'' basis only. This decision applies only to first-time undergraduate Anderson University students. This decision does not apply to those students with an application on file and waiting for an admission decision as well as returning undergraduate students, transfer students, graduate students and adult students.
“The mission and character of Anderson University seems to right for the times,” Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University. “Student and their families are looking for colleges of character, programs centered on strong moral values and programs that offer high quality, person-centered, education. The faculty cares and the student experience is life-changing.”
Although official enrollment numbers will not be available until the third week of the fall semester, Anderson University is projecting a record freshman enrollment (representing the largest entering class in the school’s history) and increases in several other graduate and adult programs. Factors cited for current enrollment levels include successful recruitment of students at the sophomore and junior high school levels; the academic reputation of AU within its primary markets; reshaping of aid packages to better meet the financial needs of families; and the talents of an experienced and highly motivated admissions team to name a few.
“I believe that the success of our current recruitment activities are reflective of the institution’s strong image, its quality academic program, a value-based community and a high level of service we provide to students and their families,” said Dr. Michael Collette, vice-president for Enrollment Management and Information Systems. “
The school requires all undergraduate students attending Anderson University to live on campus until they are seniors or they are granted off-campus status. To address the housing needs of freshman students enrolled for the fall semester, the university will grant off-campus requests to a certain percentage of students in the junior class until the freshman housing need as been met.
Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education and theology.