Southern Wesleyan University

Central, SC

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$25,676

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
500
25th
480
75th
600
25th
570
75th
23
25th
17
75th
24
25th
17
75th
24
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 514
Declined 408
Total Received 922
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Private

1,296

undergraduate students

367

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Southern Wesleyan University, founded in 1906, is an Evangelical Christian master's-level university with a strong emphasis on the liberal arts. The main campus is located in the town of Central, SC, close to Clemson, Anderson, and Greenville. The university also serves students at four learning centers around the state in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and North Augusta.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,663
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Wesleyan

Social Networks

350-acre campus in Central (population: 5,179), five miles from Clemson. Teaching sites in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and North Augusta. Bus and train serve campus.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Southern Wesleyan University
907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, SC
29630

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
62%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
500
25th
480
75th
600
25th
570
75th
23
25th
17
75th
24
25th
17
75th
24
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 514
Declined 408
Total Received 922

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Admissions Right Now

Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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Financial Aid

85%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$15,585

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $24,926
Room $4,152
Board $4,920
Additional fees $750
Books & supplies $1,060
Total $35,808
Average Financial Aid - $15,585
Total with Avg. Aid $20,223
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 877 644-5556
F: 864 644-5970
finaid@swu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

triathlon

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Chemistry, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Criminalistics and Criminal Science.
Criminology.
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce.
Education, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Forensic Science and Technology.
General Studies.
History, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Human Resources Development.
Information Resources Management.
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Operations Management and Supervision.
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology, Other.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Pre-Dentistry Studies.
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
Psychology, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Religious/Sacred Music.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology

1,663

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

1,296
students

Female
63%
821

Male
37%
475

22%

367
students

Female
79%
290

Male
21%
77

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

65%

839
students

Female
59%
496

Male
41%
343

35%

457
students

Female
71%
325

Male
29%
132

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