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AMERICAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, SALEM, VIRGINIA

Salem, VirginiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1886Established Year
  980Enrollment

American National University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Sonal Vaid Sonal Vaid
Study Abroad Expert

American National University, previously known as National Business College is a for-profit, coed institution, which was established in 1886. ANU is a multiple campus university with a main campus in Roanoke Valley, Salem, Virginia. 

The University has an open admission policy and utilizes a quarter-based academic year opening admission 5 times during a year. The University is well-known for its excellent academics at the undergraduate and graduate levels also offering ESL program for English Language Studies. 

The American National University has an acceptance rate of 100% offering students with on-campus and distance learning options. Students from about 100 foreign countries come to study at the University each year.

The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), for the past 60 years. The Roanoke Valley campus of the university reported a total enrollment of about 1,072 students in Fall 2018. 

According to reports, ANU is a great value college for students aspiring to study in the USA with a lower average cost of attendance compared to other major universities in the state.

American National University Cost of Attendance

Rankings & Awards

  • ANU has ranked as the Top 15% Military Friendly School and support for veterans for years.
  • TOPS Award for the grassroots student advocacy in 2012 by the Association for Private Sector Colleges & Universities.

Highlights

Year of Establishment1886
Location1813 East Main Street, Salem, Virginia
Type of CollegePrivate, co-ed
Campus SettingSub-urban: Midsize
Residence Facility/ FormNot Available
Student: Faculty Ratio18:1
Total Student Population1,072 
Degrees OfferedCertificate/diploma, associate, undergraduate and Graduate 
Student Ratio (male: female)17:83
Financial Aid Available
Official Website:an.edu

American National University Programs, Campus and Residence

Programs

American National University offers students with several program options with inclusive and interactive on-campus or distance learning options. Academic options at four different levels are available for aspiring students- associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, and certificate/diploma programs.

ANU offers 3 graduate programs, 6 Bachelor programs, 10 associate programs and 5 diplomas and certificates. The study areas include programs in the field of health science, business and accounting, and information technology. 

The American National University offers to focus on the technical and occupational career courses, which are in-demand. Therefore, the ANU School of Professional Development offers professional programs in cybersecurity, IT, Management and applications such as adobe, acrobat, etc. 

Campus

ANU has been providing quality education through on-campus and online education. The university has 14 community-based locations over 5 states in the USA. American National University has campuses throughout Southwest Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, etc. 

The university’s main campus is located in Roanoke Valley, Salem in Virginia. The other campuses of ANu include:

  • Virginia Campuses: Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Danville, Lynchburg
  • Kentucky Campuses: Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville
  • West Virginia Campuses: Princeton, Parkersburg
  • Tennessee: Bristol
  • Tennessee(National College): Memphis, Nashville, Bartlett

American National University also has an eLearning campus for distance education. The campuses provide good classrooms, libraries, research labs, and the Sports and Recreation center.

Residence

The University does not provide on-campus housing for international students and helps them to live off-campus. The Director of International Students provides full assistance to students for various student housing in the USA

The University provides a list of off-campus residence halls, fully facilitated with food facilities, canteens, internet connection, recreation centers, parks, etc.on their official website, so students take help and search for them accordingly.

American National University Admissions

Application:ANU International Application/ Paper application for UG and Graduate programs

Application fee: 125 USD

Admission Requirements: International students applying for admissions at ANU must submit the following documents:

  • Completed Application
  • Payment of non-refundable application fee
  • Academic transcripts from school, college or other educational institution
  • Financial Statement (with proof of a minimum of 26,686 USD for Bachelor's and Associate's degree and 28,126 USD for Graduate or Master programs) 
  • Letter of Sponsorship, if any
  • English proficiency scores
ExamMinimum Scores for UG ProgramMinimum Score for Graduate Programs
TOEFL6464
IELTS5.56.5
  • Copy of Passport
  • Resume

For any assistance for the application process, students can contact the International Admissions Office of the American National University. Students must submit their paper application at:

International Admissions Office
American National University
1813 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153 U.S.A.
540.986.1800

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Fees:

ProgramTuition fee in USD
UG- Cybersecurity216 per credit hour
UG- Business Administration- Management200 per credit hour
UG- Health Information Management333 per credit hour
Master’s Programs304 per credit hour
Technology Fees175 per term
Activity Fee15 per term
Graduation Fee(once)100

Other living costs:

ExpenseAnnual amount in USD
Housing Fee3,688
Transportation Fee2,969
Other Living Expenses2,200

Scholarship and Financial Aids

An international student taking admission to the American National University is provided with the facility of financial aid, in the form of scholarships and grants. A few of the international financial aid options provided by ANU are:

  • International Gateway Career Grant: This grant is given to students who wish to study in their motherland, at the undergraduate level, in the online program of study at the University or the University Education Resource Center, other than the US, established by the university. An award of 800 USD per course is offered for the students at the undergraduate degree level.
  • International Gateway Graduate Career Grant: This assists international students who want to pursue a graduate-level online program in their home country through online studies. Eligible students are awarded 425 USD per course.
  • Joseph E. Hurn Scholarship: It is awarded to the students who excel in their academic curriculum at university and is awarded on the basis of merit alone. 
  • University Partnership Scholarship: This scholarship is offered to the students outside the US, which is based on the academic credits earned by the student. Tuition and fee charges up to 800 USD are waived off through this scholarship.

 Students can also look for other financial aid options which include international scholarships to study in the USA awarded by private benefactors or the education ministry in respective home countries.

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American National University Overview

Institution TypePrivate
Student Population2305
FAFSA Code003726
Application Cost$75
Average Cost of Attendance$13,741 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio10 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-5.5- -

Attendance Cost

$13,741

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$23,264 / Year
Post Graduate Program$13,741 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$3,042 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$5,688 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$5,559 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,987 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,999 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Program Wise Accreditations
Language ProgramsCommission on English Language Program Accreditation

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1089810-
+1-540-986-1800
TELEPHONE
+1-888-956-2732
TOLL FREE
1813 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
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NEARBY THIS CAMPUS


Bus Station

Melrose WB at Bellevue0.14 Km
E Main WB at Dalewood0.31 Km
Melrose WB at Otter0.43 Km
Melrose EB at Peck0.49 Km
East Main EB at Lakeside Plaza0.51 Km
East Main at Goodwill Transfer Center0.55 Km
East Main WB at Lakeside Plaza (Goodwill)0.57 Km
Melrose WB at Peck0.84 Km
Melrose WB at Gun Club0.87 Km
Melrose EB at Gun Club3.09 Km
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Shopping Mall

Lakeside Plaza0.48 Km
City Line Square Shopping Center2.42 Km
Safe Exchange Zone2.62 Km
Plaza 117 Shopping Center3.12 Km
Valley Commons3.49 Km
Ridgewood Farms Shopping Center3.99 Km
Sunglass Hut at Macy's5.22 Km
Spartan Square5.23 Km
Valley View Mall5.33 Km
Southwest Plaza Shopping Ctr5.91 Km
Oak grove shopping center6.02 Km
Sassy Shopper6.06 Km
Cave Spring Corners7.47 Km
Towers Shopping Center7.7 Km
Market Square North Shopping Center7.81 Km
Market Square North7.9 Km
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Book Store

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 32.42 Km
Bookstore-Unity of Roanoke Valley3.19 Km
Walter & Co. Booksellers3.26 Km
Frank's Cool Stuff3.65 Km
Ollie's Bargain Outlet5.14 Km
FYE5.36 Km
Barnes & Noble5.41 Km
Too Many Books5.76 Km
Vintage Cargo Antiques & Estate Liquidation6.88 Km
Hands For Christ6.99 Km
The Basement Toys & Comics7.49 Km
Virginia Western Community College Bookstore7.58 Km
Virginia Western Bookstore7.58 Km
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Restaurant

Mac and Bob's2.73 Km
Comfort Suites Inn At Ridgewood Farm4.16 Km
Comfort Inn Airport4.92 Km
Sbarro5.31 Km
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews5.32 Km
Subway Restaurants5.41 Km
Shakers Restaurant5.48 Km
Carrabba's Italian Grill5.52 Km
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill5.68 Km
Logan's Roadhouse6.07 Km
Papa John's Pizza6.57 Km
Wasena City Tap Room & Grill7.15 Km
Blue 5 Restaurant7.76 Km
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Airport

Summit Helicopters, Inc.4.24 Km
Trussmark Airport4.36 Km
Signature Flight Support ROA - Roanoke Regional Airport5.21 Km
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport5.3 Km
Roanoke VORTAC ROA 109.46.37 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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