College Junior 2012-05-24T22:35:56Z
We are not a party school, there are no parties on campus. You are not supposed to drink until after graduation. Yet people still do, if you want to party you have to be looking for a party.
College Junior 2012-05-24T22:30:58Z
It's Awesome Here – I really love AU. It's amazing, everyone is really friendly. The campus is super safe. I have walked by myself across campus at 1:30am and I did not have any concerns since it is so safe. The professors get to know you and they care about you.
College Junior 2012-05-24T22:22:38Z
We Don't Have a Greek System – Yet we do have social clubs that use the Greek Alphabet. We have rush week and then afterwards you are in the club. There are fees that you have to pay as well as a number of service hours that you have to get. One difference is that you just live in your dorm, no sororities or fraternities as well as you can't rush until your sophomore year.
College Junior 2012-05-16T18:09:04Z
Defies Christian College Stigma – What is great about Anderson is that the school has rules that keep us accountable but do not define our faith. Several schools have strict dress codes, little open house hours, and a zero-tolerance policy on everything. At Anderson, we do have rules, but there is enough room to let us enjoy life. We do not have a curfew, and we only have two days of the week where there are no open house hours. On those days, boys and girls can still be together in the lobbies, plus those two days are always somewhat relaxing because you do not have to worry about working out or wearing your pajamas in the hall with a boy around. They are also very accepting of different lifestyles. Our school does not condone nor condemn different lifestyles, but accepts them and helps keep awareness and acceptance on campus. There is a no alcohol policy, which makes sense because AU is a part of the Church of God, which abstains from alcohol consumption. It is also nice because my friends from state schools often complain about everyone being drunk in their dorms on the weekends, but I haven't had to worry about that here.
College Junior 2012-05-16T17:48:39Z
Lots to Do – There are always great events put on by CAB (Campus Activities Board)--the Rooftop Dance and Symphony Under the Stars were my favorite! Also, the gym facility is great: there are several machines to use along with fitness classes like Zumba and kick-boxing. The Intramurals host sports for every season which are fun to be a part of or watch. The libraries and student centers are very accessible, and everyone is very friendly and willing to help if you need anything.
College Junior 2012-05-16T17:44:06Z
Anderson has several opportunities to get involved, such as churches, local organizations, and schools. The city is very focused on rebuilding the community and getting everyone involved. There are also a lot of popular mom-and-pop shops (mainly restaurants) that are great to check out on the weekends. The only (very minor) problem is that a lot of off-campus things are on the other side of the highway or downtown, so it is hard to travel by foot or bike.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-14T16:57:30Z
Even after you are 21 you are not allowed to drink alcohol at home, off campus, or with your family. They expect you to not have wine at your wedding and if you get caught you could be put on probation or asked to leave.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-14T16:55:35Z
Winter Sucks – We don't have a shuttle except late at night so trudging through the snow is very harsh at times!
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-14T16:52:55Z
Guys & Girls:
No Real Interaction – There is a 3-1 girl to guy ratio and the women that come here seem very keen on snatching the single fellows up fast! This makes for a more competitive relationship on your dorm floors. Mostly, though, the people here are very sheltered and seem stunted in their emotional growth.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-14T16:50:50Z
Because of the small classes, professors give great attention to their students and seem genuinely intrigued by their students' academic and outside lives. The campus is so small that one can get to class anywhere in 10 minutes- which is definitely a perk.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-14T16:47:18Z
Pros and Cons – Unfortunately, the school is in its own bubble. It is surrounded by an economically depressed town and there is not much community involvement on either side. The safety of the campus is beefy to keep strangers out. Although the community does not have a problem with Anderson, there is not much interaction between the two.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-14T05:27:52Z
The school has a decent athletic program considering its a small Christian college. The football team hasn't had a lot of of success, however we do have an AstroTurf(or something similar) field. It is kept in good condition. In fact, the Indianapolis Colts use it for training camp during the summer. There is also decent support from students towards the team. Our athletic facility, the KWC is pretty new and in excellent condition. It is frequently used by both athletes and students. A special olympics event is held there every year.
While, the AU football team isn't very successful, some other teams have down well. For example, the men and women's basketball teams, the baseball team, the women's softball team, and rugby to name a few. The school also has intermural sports for students that aren't athletes.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-14T05:23:30Z
Tech Stuff – There a quite a few open computers on campus. You can find usable computers in just about every building. A lot of times labs will be reserved by classes, however there is usually a computer you can use somewhere. The main problem with the universities system, is that the internet is oftentimes slow and difficult to access. Despite the connectivity to the dorms and apartments, it is oftentimes so frustratingly slow that it is unusable. And while there is technically wireless internet on campus it doesn't always work depending on your location.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-14T05:19:27Z
The financial aid counselors are extremely helpful. They also give away a decent amount of aid for SAT scores, and even athletics(although its nots labeled as such). On the downside, the school is crazy expensive(over $30,000 dollars a year). So theres a good chance you'll graduate with some debt.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-14T05:17:38Z
There really isn't any need for transportation at AU, its a small campus. They do have school buses that will take you to your dorms or even the local donut shop during the colder months. Also, anyone can have a car as long as you pay to register it. Most students take advantage of this so you can get to most places in town carpooling with a friend. And since the town isn't terribly big, if your into biking its pretty easy to get around too. The one major downside is that their can be some rather asinine parking rules. Like living off campus and getting a parking ticket because you didn't register your car and get a parking pass because you didn't know that the school 'owns' that road.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-09T12:47:20Z
Night Life – Just about anything you want and Indy is close at hand too
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-09T12:44:49Z
Not Really Totally Greek – Andeson University is a Christian University so we have social clubs which weakly resemble greek life
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-09T12:43:15Z
It si a good mix of the seasons. It has extremes but is awesome
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-24T21:00:14Z
More Than Enough – There are more than enough ways to get involved in athletics on campus. AU has a good work building too.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-24T20:58:10Z
Guys & Girls:
Everyone is pretty nice, Christian atmosphere mainly. Anderson is big on music always a concert every week and pretty much everyone is involved in something.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-24T20:47:00Z
Health & Safety:
Safe Over All – Anderson University police to a good job at making sure campus is safe. I have never been worried about my safety.
College Senior 2012-04-22T04:58:50Z
Our school is not a huge college therefore students mostly walk to school. I live off campus and is still not far away.
College Senior 2012-04-22T04:52:13Z
Great Professor and Internship Availability – I am attending Anderson University with a major of Computer Science and Mathematics. Every other summer and spring break there are great opportunities for internships. Our school professors provide students with availability internship and job position. They do have access to professors in other schools.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-14T22:48:14Z
AU's Freedom – Perhaps AU's greatest accomplishment is the open-mindedness of the professors. Although the administration is relatively dead-set on their opinions, the faculty are great to work with and get to know.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-14T22:44:48Z
Fairly Diverse – As a private Christian School, AU is pretty diverse for its small community.
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