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Tuition

$23,600

$23,600

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 675
Declined + 331
Total Received 1,006
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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1  :  9

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Education
  2. Business
  3. Biology
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School Facts

Kentucky Wesleyan, founded in 1858, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 52-acre campus is located in Owensboro, 100 miles from Louisville.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 655
Established in 1858
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1369
ACT 1518

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

655

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
0
500-599
37%
400-499
39%
300-399
18%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
9%
500-599
43%
400-499
30%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
29%
18-23
40%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
44%
12-17
24%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
17%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Owensboro, KY

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Owensboro, KY

52-acre campus in Owensboro (population: 58,083), 120 miles from Nashville and Louisville. Major airport serves Louisville; smaller airport serves Evansville, IN (40 miles).

Kentucky Wesleyan College
3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 23% of male students
 
2 sororities 33% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
0
500-599
37%
400-499
39%
300-399
18%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
9%
500-599
43%
400-499
30%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
29%
18-23
40%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
44%
12-17
24%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
17%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Essay
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 675
Declined + 331
Total Received 1,006

Admissions Contact

Rashad Smith
Director of Admissions
P: 800 999-0592
F: 270 852-3133
admissions@kwc.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,501,637
State $1,563,126
Institutional $4,061,377
Other external $617,669
Total $7,743,809

Non-need-based

Federal $12,000
State $127,788
Institutional $1,076,785
Other external $197,407
Total $1,413,980

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Midwest Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Panthers
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art Studies
Art Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Arts
Computer Information Systems
Corporate Communications
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Education/Elementary
Education/Middle Grades
Education/Secondary
English Language/Literature
Environmental Science
Fine Arts/Art Studies
General Studies
Health
History
Human Services
Legal Studies
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Music Merchandising/Management
Music Performance
Music Teacher Education
Philosophy/Religious Studies
Physical Education/Teaching/Coaching
Physics
Political Science/Government
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Veterinary
Psychology
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language/Literature
Sports/Fitness Administration/Management
Theatre
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Undergraduate

100%

655
students

Female
48%
313

Male
52%
342

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

94%

620
students

Female
49%
299

Male
51%
321

undergraduatePart-time

6%

35
students

Female
40%
14

Male
60%
21

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

45%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
England
Ireland
Scotland
Special services offered for international applicants English lab

International Student Contact

Rashad Smith
Director of Admissions
270 852-3120
rsmith@kwc.edu

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