Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, KY

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, KY

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Tuition & Fees

$27,200

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 670
Declined 326
Total Received 996
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Private

785

undergraduate students

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School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 785
Established in 1858
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Methodist

52-acre campus in Owensboro (population: 59,404), 120 miles from Louisville and Nashville. Major airport serves Louisville; smaller airport serves Evansville, IN (40 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Owensboro-Daviess County

Kentucky Wesleyan College
3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY
42301

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Student Activities Programming Board
  • Campus Ministries
  • Pre Professional
  • St Jude Up 'Til Dawn Executive Board

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner/Lessons in Carols
  • K-Dub Idol
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Other security measures
  • 12-hour patrols by trained security personnel

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.3

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 670
Declined 326
Total Received 996

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
interview
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,707

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $26,270
Room & board $10,217
Additional fees $930
Books & supplies $1,298
Other fees $3,640
Total $42,355
Average Financial Aid - $4,707
Total with Avg. Aid $37,648
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
General Studies
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Studies, General
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

785

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

785
students

Female
51%
400

Male
49%
385

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

663
students

Female
49%
319

Male
51%
344

16%

122
students

Female
67%
81

Male
33%
41

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 67%
Student 4 year graduation rate 32%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

50

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tutors
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