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 areas of study. Lander is organized into the following academic colleges:
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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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