Tuition & Fees

$23,800

$23,800

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 570
Declined + 418
Total Received 988
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Private (nonprofit)

1,015

undergraduate students

22

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Social Sciences
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Codes

SAT 1805
ACT 4014

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
27%
400-499
58%
300-399
12%
600-699
9%
500-599
36%
400-499
55%
30-36
9%
24-29
28%
18-23
45%
12-17
17%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
42%
12-17
24%
30-36
2%
24-29
34%
18-23
57%
12-17
7%
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School Facts

Tennessee Wesleyan, founded in 1857, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Its 40-acre campus is located in Athens, 50 miles southwest of Knoxville.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,037
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Athens, TN

40-acre, urban campus in Athens (population: 13,664), 50 miles from both Chattanooga and Knoxville; branch campuses in Chattanooga and Knoxville. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Knoxville.

Tennessee Wesleyan University
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
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

 
1 fraternities 6% of male students
 
2 sororities 9% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
27%
400-499
58%
300-399
12%
600-699
9%
500-599
36%
400-499
55%
30-36
9%
24-29
28%
18-23
45%
12-17
17%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
42%
12-17
24%
30-36
2%
24-29
34%
18-23
57%
12-17
7%

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 Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 570
Declined + 418
Total Received 988

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Joanne Landers
Vice President for Admission
P: 800 PICK-TWU
F: 423 745-9335
admissions@tnwesleyan.edu

Cost

Tuition $22,800
Room $2,230
Board $5,520
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,800
Total $33,350
Average Financial Aid - $17,412
Total with Avg. Aid $15,938

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$17,412

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,300,964
State $2,253,689
Institutional $4,527,868
Other external $1,467,801
Total $10,550,322

Non-need-based

Federal $18,552
State $481,449
Institutional $1,885,463
Other external $714,819
Total $3,100,283

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Appalachian Athletic Conference
Mascot
Bulldog
School colors
royal blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Behavioral Sciences
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Church Vocations
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Curriculum Leadership
Education
English/Foreign Languages
Exercise/Sports Science
Fine Arts
General Science/Biology
General Science/Chemistry
Health/Human Performance
History
Human Services
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Management Excellence
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Seminary
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
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Undergraduate

98%

1,015
students

Female
63%
637

Male
37%
378

Graduate

2%

22
students

Female
59%
13

Male
41%
9

undergraduateFull-time

89%

911
students

Female
63%
570

Male
37%
341

undergraduatePart-time

11%

104
students

Female
65%
67

Male
35%
37

Student Break-down

4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
42%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

77%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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 All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

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
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 13
Countries most often represented Australia
Brazil
Canada
Great Britain
Mexico
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Augustin Bocco
Director of Multicultural Affairs
423 746-5324
abocco@tnwesleyan.edu

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