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Details for St. Andrews Presbyterian University


St. Andrews Presbyterian College logoSt. Andrews University is a private, 4-year liberal arts college in Laurinburg, North Carolina. It was established in 1958 as a result of the merger of Flora Macdonald College (est. 1896) and Presbyterian Junior College (est. 1928).

Read more about St. Andrews University in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: No Information
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1240-1600
ACT Score: 16-21
6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%
Acceptance Rate: 74%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 458
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Location: Rural
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: B
Shakespeare: No
Academic Transparency: Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $23,332.00
Out of State Tuition: $23,332.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: N/A
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $27,865.00
Good Economic Value?: Poor
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 11.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 16.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Non-Political
Faculty Political Balance: Very Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Very Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles are primarily about St. Andrews University:

A False Seal of Approval: St. Andrews College faces a loss of accreditation over its finances, despite proving quality education. (October 20, 2009)

What Does Accreditation Really Mean?: St. Andrews Presbyterian's loss of accreditation reveals a need for greater transparency in the way accrediting agencies operate. (November 21, 2007)

These articles mention St. Andrews University:

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)