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Nicholson LibraryAnderson University is a private Christian college in Anderson, Indiana. Founded in 1917 by the Church of God, the university remains affiliated with its founding church and values its heritage and history.

While firmly rooted in the traditions and history of the Church of God, the university has made significant advances in its 100 years, progressing from a Bible training school to a full-fledged liberal arts college and finally to a university offering more than 50 undergraduate majors, as well as graduate programs in business, music education, and theology.

Today about 1,800 students call Anderson University home. Among these, more than 1,500 are undergraduates while more than 300 are enrolled in graduate programs.

Approximately 98 percent of AU students receive financial aid in a variety of forms, including scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time work-study employment. 

AU students benefit from the expertise of our 106 faculty members and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Among tenure-track faculty, more than 75 percent hold doctorates or other terminal degrees.

Through the support of the Center for Career and Calling, students are able to secure internships that provide skills and training that are valuable to future employers. Students also learn about the job market and gain skills that will help them succeed in their chosen career path.

Anderson University students also have the opportunity to engage in service during their years on campus. In 1964, Anderson University created Tri-S (Study, Serve, Share) to provide opportunities for students to practice their faith in service to a needy world. Since then, about 21,000 students have participated in Tri-S trips, spanning six continents, 102 countries, and 27 states. It is estimated that students contribute more than 24,000 hours of volunteer service annually. Students are equally committed to outreach in the city of Anderson through a variety of local service organizations and campus ministries.

Anderson University is recognized among America's top colleges by Colleges of DistinctionUS News & World Report, and The Princeton Review.