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Lander University is a public university situated in Greenwood, South Carolina, United States. It was founded in the year 1872 as Williamston Female College by Methodist clergyman, Samuel Lander. Lander University is the state's smallest, publicly-funded, baccalaureate institution. The campus spreads across an area of over 120 acres. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. Lander is organized into the following academic colleges:

  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Business and Public Affairs
  • College of Education
  • College of Science and Mathematics
Lander University's athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division II. They participate in the Peach Belt Conference. The university's official mascot is the bearcat.

Profile of Lander University

Lander can be found in Greenwood, SC (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a public institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at Lander.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in art studies, nutrition and exercise therapy, and liberal arts.

Lander Selectivity

Lander does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 420 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 430 to 550, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way Lander works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 2, 408 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at Lander. The school offers students meal plans. Lander student athletes compete in Peach Belt Conference competitions.

Lander Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts119sociology, political science, history, humanities, English, Spanish language
Business and Management113business management
Education and Teaching76elementary school teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching, special ed, secondary teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine57registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling41psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy33exercise science, athletic trainer
Art Studies14art studies
Science11chemistry, biology
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and administration

Contact: Lander

Lander University

320 Stanley Avenue

Greenwood, SC 29649-2099

General Phone: (864) 388-8000


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