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Undergrad Profile

Find Yourself!

The Wesleyan Way
For a career with a calling, there is more to an education than just processing information. That’s why we have adopted the principles known as “The Wesleyan Way” that are foundational to all we do. At graduation Kentucky Wesleyan students will have:

• Succeeded with honor
• Supported, and been supported by, other students, faculty, and staff during the Wesleyan experience
• Learned to compete with the highest level of integrity
• Loved and been loved in Christ

Our top priority is to help you succeed with honor
From the moment you arrive on campus, you’ll find an environment where your professional and personal success is our core focus.

You’ll enjoy one-on-one relationships with your professors. They will guide you in a rigorous academic setting and help you find yourself and embrace your passion. Our superb faculty are graduates of prestigious schools in their disciplines, and 75% hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree.

Study abroad opportunities, valuable internships in your field, and service learning experiences will help you explore your interests and prepare for lifelong success.

Our students are consistently admitted to the nation’s premier professional and graduate programs and excel in successful careers in many fields.

Four-year graduation guarantee
It’s Kentucky Wesleyan College’s promise to incoming freshmen that you will graduate in four years! If not, provided you meet the requirements, Kentucky Wesleyan will waive the tuition for up to one year for classes needed to complete your degree. For more information, please visit and click on the “Academics” tab.

Three-year degree option
Designed for students who are eager to reduce their time to graduation, Kentucky Wesleyan College’s three-year degree option programs allow for a faster entry into the workforce or postgraduate education. For information on added benefits, qualifications, and course plans, please visit and click on the “Academics” tab.

We compete with integrity
Get in the game with co-ed intramurals, including basketball, flag football, softball, golf, tennis, bowling, ping-pong, and more.

With 17 NCAA Division II athletic teams, our student-athletes are regularly named to conference All-Academic Teams. Their average GPA rivals that of the entire student body. Great facilities, dedicated coaches, and the most enthusiastic fans inspire our teams. We’ve cheered the men’s basketball team on to eight national championships!

We’re in this together
At Kentucky Wesleyan we support one another in a campus community characterized by love. That’s why we offer student opportunities for learning, involvement, leadership, and community experiences that go far beyond the classroom. You’ll be part of a vibrant campus life that offers friendship, fun, and all kinds of choices for involvement.

With more than 40 clubs, organizations, societies, and intramurals, there is a place for everyone to be involved.

An affordable education
We realize a big question for many students and their families is how to pay for their education. Our Financial Aid staff is committed to ensuring that you receive all of the aid that is available to you. In fact, 98% of our students receive financial assistance, and we offer several grants and scholarships that can range up to full tuition. Visit to learn about our scholarship programs, and be sure to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and add Kentucky Wesleyan College’s school code—001969.

Our graduates
Kentucky Wesleyan graduates are entrepreneurs and business leaders in local communities and Fortune 500 companies, researchers looking to find the cure to cancer and other world health concerns, and educators preparing the next generation of leaders at schools and universities around the globe. Our alumni are mentors, advisors, and employers. And what do they all share? Changing the world. That’s the Wesleyan Way.




Kentucky Wesleyan at a Glance

LOCATION: Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in Owensboro, Kentucky; a vibrant, beautiful, friendly, and safe city on the Ohio River. Owensboro offers a big-city feel with southern charm and is easily accessible from metropolitan locations, including Evansville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; and St. Louis, Missouri.

ACADEMICS: Kentucky Wesleyan offers nearly 40 majors and pre-professional programs and has been providing liberal arts education for more than 150 years.

FINANCIAL AID: 98% of Kentucky Wesleyan students receive financial assistance. Kentucky Wesleyan College offers grants and scholarships that can range up to full tuition.


FACULTY: Over 75% of our faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree.

ACT=22, SAT=1037 (Critical Reading and Math), GPA=3.4

ATHLETICS: Kentucky Wesleyan College is home to 17 NCAA Division II men’s and women’s sports teams. Owensboro has the distinction of being named one of the Top 50 Sports Towns in the United States by Sports Illustrated.

Kentucky Wesleyan College is approved by the University Senate of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry as a United Methodist–related academic institution.

NCAA Division II Sports

Men’s Sports
• Baseball
• Basketball
• Cross-country
• Football
• Golf
• Soccer
• Track & Field

Women’s Sports
• Basketball
• Cross-country
• Golf
• Soccer
• Softball
• Tennis
• Track & Field
• Volleyball

• Accounting
• Art
• Art Education
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Communication Arts
• Criminal Justice & Criminology
• Elementary Education
• English
• Exercise Science
• Fitness & Sports Management
• Graphic Design
• Health Sciences
• History
• Legal Studies (Pre-law)
• Mathematics
• Middle Grades Education
• Music
• Music Education
• Physical Education P-12
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Religion
• Theatre Arts
• Zoology

Pre-professional programs
• Education Certificate P-12
• Medical Technology
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-engineering (Dual Degree)
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-nursing
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-veterinary Medicine
• Secondary Education Certificate

Online programs
Kentucky Wesleyan College currently offers bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Criminology, and General Studies online. For information
on the online programs and how to apply, please contact Lyndi Mauk at 800-999-0592 or