About Lander University

Founded in 1872, Lander University. is a Public college. Located in South Carolina, which is a city setting in South Carolina, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,734 full time undergraduate students, and 38 full time graduate students.

The Lander University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 128 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Lander University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate61%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range880-1090
ACT Range17-23

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,33% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 21 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

80% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 45% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Lander University.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
73%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
62%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
61%
“I feel extremely safe”
24%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
44%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
4%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
37%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
48%
“They keep regular office hours”
48%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
69%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
19%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
56%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
21%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
33%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
2%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
73%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
62%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
61%
“I feel extremely safe”
24%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
44%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
4%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
37%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
48%
“They keep regular office hours”
48%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
69%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
19%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
56%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
21%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
33%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
2%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Lander University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    79 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    49 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    80 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    81 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    81 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    81 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    81 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    81 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Lander University?

63 Students rated Lander University

Chandler - 12/03/2020

I have enjoyed the memories I’ve made on this campus. However, it is rough at times currently because of COVID, as well as just trying not to get in the sophomore slump. It’s a decently priced tuition for what your provided compared to other schools. I’d say if you want a small-medium school and looking into nursing, teaching, or business to definitely check the campus out for yourself. Good Luck!

Zeadaria

The professors are great here and the students are nice. The food is better than your typical high school menu. Also, the restaurant on campus is awesome. However, there's nothing to do. The location of the school is terrible because after a while you get bored of the small city.

Kaitlynn

I'm a freshman at Lander. I was nervous to start, but after a week or two I really got the hang of things. The professors are caring and nice. They are usually available and willing to help you if you are struggling. The campus is small and so are the class sizes. The campus feels like home once you get settled.

Elizabeth

Lander is a very small college. That drew me in because I have always grown up in small schools and wanted my college career to be the same. Because it is so small, it is very personable. The professors know all of their students and after some time on campus you start to see familiar faces. This is a huge bonus because in class you feel like you belong and your professors care, and it is easy to make friends/connections. The only downside of Lander is that is in a small town, far from bigger cities. There are not many shops or things to do outside of campus.

Lander University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Lander University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Lander University is 61%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to never give up and finish your work. You will love college but get the most out of high school as much as you can because you cant go back. No excuses, Live for today not for tommorow.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    Nothing, it's boring and VERY OVERPRICED!!!

    Read all  10 answers
  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The location. There is really nothing to do during free time.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The type of person who shouldn't attend Lander University would be someone who isn't technologically savvy, or someone who isn't aware of how big of factors the internet and computers play in school. Lander uses a web system called Blackboard, which allows students to give teachers their completed assignments through a system outside of email. Blackboard also helps cut down on the waste of paper, because almost everything for each class (course syllabi, assignment schedules, etc.) is online.

    Read all  8 answers
  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is excellent with motivating students to acheive there best acedemically.

    Read all  7 answers
  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I would have to say that once again our school size is what makes us unique from other schools.

    Read all  7 answers
  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known that if you live off-campus, you don't meet any new people.

    Read all  7 answers
  9. Describe the students at your school.

    They are pretty cool.

    Read all  6 answers
  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for the small campus that allows students to get close to their professors.

    Read all  6 answers
  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Lander is that you have to walk a little far to get to your classes.

    Read all  6 answers
  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anybody with a positive attitude, likes to have fun, get involved and meet great new people. Many different classes are offered. Classes are kept to a minimum so there is help if it is need. Everybody is known by their name and not a number.

    Read all  5 answers
  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    the size of the school and the wonderful teachers.

    Read all  4 answers
  14. What's the Greek scene like?

    Currently, the only Greek life is sororities. They can be helpful, but I feel sorry for the males because they have less activities allowed to them.

    Read all  2 answers

Student Body

Students

69%

female

31%

male

2,734

Total Undergrad Enrollment

38

Total Grad Students

6%

Out-Of-State

93%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

65

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

5

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

51%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
28%
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
59%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

98% of students attending Lander University receive some sort of financial aid. 48% were awarded federal grants. While 68% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$20,800

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,100

Books and Supplies

$8,583

Room and Board

30,483

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,751
$30 - $48K
$12,497
$48 - $75K
$14,356
$75 - $110K
$16,901
$110K & UP
$16,567

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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