Tennessee Wesleyan University

Athens, TN

Tennessee Wesleyan University, 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.

Tennessee Wesleyan University

Athens, TN

Tuition & Fees

$25,150

$25,150

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
12%
500-599
27%
400-499
55%
300-399
6%
700-800
6%
600-699
6%
500-599
49%
400-499
36%
300-399
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
27%
18-23
43%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
33%
18-23
44%
12-17
19%
30-36
7%
24-29
27%
18-23
55%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 539
Declined + 294
Total Received 833
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Private (nonprofit)

1,067

undergraduate students

75

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

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School Facts

Tennessee Wesleyan University, 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 1,142
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)

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Athens, TN

40-acre, urban campus in Athens (population: 13,615), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
67%
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 2% of male students
 
2 sororities 4% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
12%
500-599
27%
400-499
55%
300-399
6%
700-800
6%
600-699
6%
500-599
49%
400-499
36%
300-399
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
27%
18-23
43%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
33%
18-23
44%
12-17
19%
30-36
7%
24-29
27%
18-23
55%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 539
Declined + 294
Total Received 833

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

Ginger Murphy
Director fo Admissions
P: 844 PICK-TWU
F: 423 745-9335
admissions@tnwesleyan.edu

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,445.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $23,900
Room $2,230
Board $5,820
Additional fees $1,250
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $34,600
Average Financial Aid - $21,445
Total with Avg. Aid $13,155

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,424,166
State $1,025,000
Institutional
Other external
Total $3,449,166

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,872,502
Institutional $6,745,978
Other external $172,663
Total $8,791,143
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 742-5892
F: 423 744-9968

Financial Aid Officer

Lacey Weese
Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid
lweese@tnwesleyan.edu

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Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, billiards, flag football, pickleball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Donny Mayfield (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Social Sciences

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,142

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

1,067
students

Female
62%
663

Male
38%
404

7%

75
students

Female
77%
58

Male
23%
17

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

969
students

Female
63%
602

Male
37%
367

10%

98
students

Female
63%
61

Male
37%
37

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

85%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Countries most often represented Australia
Brazil
Canada
Germany
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

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

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