Southern Wesleyan University

Central, SC

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, SC

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
13%
18-23
65%
12-17
22%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 540
Declined 35
Total Received 575
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Private

1,456

undergraduate students

427

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 1,883
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Wesleyan Church

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: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Greenville-Spartanburg International

Southern Wesleyan University
907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, SC
29630

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Student Missions Focus
  • Ministry Teams
  • Music Club
  • Ignite student athlete fellowship group

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spiritual Emphasis Week
  • Christmas Banquet
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Other security measures
  • late night security patrols until 2:00 am, restricted access to campus after midnight

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
75%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
13%
18-23
65%
12-17
22%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.5

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 540
Declined 35
Total Received 575

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

character/personal qualities
class rank
talent/ability

Considered

recommendation(s)

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

triathlon

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NAIA
NCCAA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
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
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Forensic Science and Technology
General Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Human Services, General
Information Resources Management
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

1,883

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

1,456
students

Female
60%
878

Male
40%
578

23%

427
students

Female
67%
284

Male
33%
143

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,440
students

Female
61%
869

Male
39%
571

2%

16
students

Female
57%
9

Male
43%
7

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 70%
Student 4 year graduation rate 33%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
26%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

90

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
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

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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