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Lander University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1872
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,642
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $10,874,299
Admissions Address

320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649-2099

Website

http://www.lander.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@lander.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jonathan T. Reece
Admissions office telephone: (864) 388-8307
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.lander.edu/admissions/apply.html Tuition deposit: $100
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 3 3
Lab 3 3
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 1
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 20 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Considered
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 62%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 62%
Total applicants: 1,907
Total acceptances: 1,185
Total freshman enrollment: 580
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 615
Male acceptances: 393
Male freshman enrollment: 199
 
Female applicants: 1,292
Female acceptances: 792
Female freshman enrollment: 381
Out-of-state freshmen: 4%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 7%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 28%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 65%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 96%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 71%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 420 – 520
Math: 430 – 550
Combined: 850 – 1070

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 1.0%
600-699 7.0% 10.0%
500-599 26.0% 32.0%
400-499 57.0% 47.0%
300-399 10.0% 10.0%
200-299 N/A 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 29%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 17 – 21

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% N/A N/A
24-29 9.0% N/A N/A
18-23 58.0% N/A N/A
12-17 33.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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