Tuition & Fees

$24,800

$24,800

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
34%
400-499
33%
300-399
33%
400-499
67%
300-399
33%
30-36
6%
24-29
23%
18-23
47%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
50%
12-17
23%
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
60%
12-17
14%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 526
Declined + 352
Total Received 878
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Private (nonprofit)

935

undergraduate students

16

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

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 951
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: 13,748), 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
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
56%
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 7% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
34%
400-499
33%
300-399
33%
400-499
67%
300-399
33%
30-36
6%
24-29
23%
18-23
47%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
50%
12-17
23%
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
60%
12-17
14%

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 Reasoning only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required
ACT only Considered if submitted

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 526
Declined + 352
Total Received 878

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: 844 PICK-TWU
F: 423 745-9335
admissions@tnwesleyan.edu

Cost

Tuition $23,800
Room $2,230
Board $5,650
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $34,080
Average Financial Aid - $17,516
Total with Avg. Aid $16,564

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$17,516

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,352,567
State $2,309,753
Institutional $4,539,385
Other external $1,471,374
Total $10,673,079

Non-need-based

Federal $18,552
State $498,207
Institutional $1,879,633
Other external $711,966
Total $3,108,358

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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%

935
students

Female
63%
591

Male
37%
344

Graduate

2%

16
students

Female
69%
11

Male
31%
5

undergraduateFull-time

92%

863
students

Female
63%
543

Male
37%
320

undergraduatePart-time

8%

72
students

Female
67%
48

Male
33%
24

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

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
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