Lander University

599 reviews
  1. Greenwood, SC
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Lander University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
840-1040
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,998/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,234/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,632/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,478/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,486/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,555/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,524Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Hardworking, NURSING STUDENTS
    44%
  • Dedicated
    30%
  • Fellowship
    26%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.56 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • People friendly
    29%
  • Lively
    26%
  • Average
    18%
  • Nice academic programs
    12%
  • Okay
    12%
  • Nice, caring teachers that want you to succeed
    3%

After Lander University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Reviews

599 reviews
  • Excellent
    98
  • Very Good
    228
  • Average
    227
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    17
Greenwood is the type of town where you have to make your own fun. The mall doesn't offer many options, and unfortunately there's no Target in the town. However, it is my belief that Greenwood is expanding, as they built two pet stores and 3 more shopping places away from the mall. There aren't too many museums, but there is a theatre where there are at least 3 plays a year. There are many farmers markets available in the summer, one close to the Humane Society (where you can volunteer), and one near the mall. People in the town are very nice for the most part, and if they learn you attend Lander they will ask you about your major and why you're interested in that subject, so be prepared to answer that question! There aren't many parks, but there is Lake Greenwood, where many students enjoy spending their time in the summer.
  • College Senior
  • July 19 2013
Im in the nursing program and it is one of the best in the state from what i hear. The application process is pretty thorough and they weed out the ones that cant make it in the program. For example, people drop the Anatomy and Chemistry classes because they are really challenging, but if you can stick through the prerequisites and make a good grade, then you'll get in.

Bottom line: DONT DROP your prereqs! And STUDY alot. This is college, not high school.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 4 2013
If you plan to take summer classes, it rains constantly! So if you are going to be walking to and from school, you better invest in an umbrella. For the most part the weather is nice. You can't avoid the humidity in the South, so that's the downside during the summer. Winters are slightly unpredictable, my freshman year there was a huge snow storm and my junior year we didn't get one bit of snow. It really just depends on how Mother Nature is feeling honestly.
  • College Senior
  • July 19 2013