Lander University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: South Carolina


Lander University is located on a 123-acre wooded campus in Greenwood, South Carolina, a city of 23,000 people. The majority of students at this small public university come from South Carolina, but 28 other states and 17 foreign countries are also represented. The university offers over 60 areas of study in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional programs in business, nursing, and education. Business administration is the most popular undergraduate major. The university has other strengths in science and Montessori education, and students can also pursue an engineering dual degree with Clemson University. Academics are supported by a 17 t0 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 23. Student life at Lander is active with over 80 student clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Lander Bearcats compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference. The university fields five men's and six women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Humanities, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2614
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 2996
Faculty: 136

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1

Percent Male: 33%
Percent Female: 67%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 22%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood South Carolina 29649


Main Email:

Main Phone: 864-388-8000

Additional Campuses:
Lander University at the University Center of Greenville
225 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville , SC 29607

Admissions Contact:
Office of Admissions
864-388-8307 or 1-888-4LANDER

Transfer Services Contact:
Taylor Johnston
Transfer Articulation Director, Office of Registrar
864-388-8398 or 1-888-4LANDER

International Admissions Contact:
Jennifer Mathis
Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions
864-388-8307 or 1-888-4LANDER

Athletics Contact:
Jeff May
Athletic Director, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
2.0 grade point average and 24 semester hours of college level work

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Students must have a 2.0 (C) grade point average for all courses earned to transfer.

Credits (Min/Max):
An evaluation of credits accepted by transfer to the University will be posted to each students account. Applicability of those credits toward a degree program is determined by the department in which the students is enrolled.

Test Scores for Applying:
Required for students who have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college level work.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
$35 application fee

Other Requirements:
High School transcripts are required for students who have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college level work. All South Carolina residents also have to submit a high school transcript for the Office of Financial Aid.

Fall Deadline:
Preferred deadline: August 1

Spring Deadline:
Preferred deadline: December 1

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 18 22
English 16 22
Math 17 22
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 410 520
Math 430 540
Writing 400 500

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 639

Transfers Accepted: 302

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 47%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 46%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 1%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2011


Books: 1100

Other Expenses: 4100

Room and Board: 9100

Tuition and Fees: 17976

Total Cost: 32276

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 9504

Total Cost – In-State: 23804

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Scholarships for transfer students are available. Students must have a 3.5 GPA, 30 semester hours of transferable credit but no more than 90 and must have completed at least 67% of attempted hours. Financial Aid is also available for eligible students.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6228

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 72%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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