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Situated in Anderson,Indiana, Anderson University strives to educate people for a life of faith and service in the church and society. This distinctive educational institution is dedicated to cultivating in each individual an awareness of the physical world, a sense of history, spiritual maturity, and an appreciation of culture. Founded in 1917 by the Church of God movement, the university aims to graduate people with a global perspective.

In the beginning, it was known as Anderson Bible Training School, which had grown tremendously to offer wider general education programs. Later it changed its name to Anderson College and Theological Seminary, then to Anderson College and ultimately to Anderson University.

Today the university has grown to include an undergraduate liberal arts program, a graduate School of Theology, a center for adult education, and the College of Professional Studies.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, Anderson University is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. The programs and courses offered are fully accredited and are taught by exceptionally qualified and experienced faculties.

With its scenic campus, the university offers graduate programs such as the School of Theology, Falls School of Business, School of Education and the School of Nursing. A wide range of majors are provided in areas such as Accounting, Athletic Training, Chemistry, Computer Science, History, Psychology, Social Work, General Studies in Art and Design, Church Music, Fine Arts-Studio, and Mass Communication.

Adult Learning Programs offered in the School of Adult Learning; International Education, Kissinger Learning Center which provides group and individualized programs to help increase efficiency in writing, reading, and learning strategies are additional facilities.

In addition, this private Christian institution provides Pre-Professional Health programs, Honors Program, and ADVANCE program.

Extracurricular activities which facilitate social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual development are promoted.

On the university campus is Nicholson University Library which holds a wide range of books, periodicals, journals, and government documents. Archives and special collections focus on unpublished materials such as letters, manuscripts, and reports.

The Museum of Bible and Near Eastern Studies at Anderson University houses original artifacts from many periods of the Ancient Near East.

In addition to the above, the campus features Reardon Auditorium, 132,000-square-foot Kardatzke Wellness Center, Krannert Fine Arts Center, Morrison Hall, Morrison Statue, O.C. Lewis Gymnasium and Broadcasting Center.

True to its role as an educational institution, the university welcomes students of all nationalities, races, and faiths.

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