Tennessee Wesleyan University

Athens, TN

Tennessee Wesleyan University

Athens, TN

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Tuition & Fees

$25,850

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
54%
300-399
6%
700-800
6%
600-699
6%
500-599
48%
400-499
36%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
27%
18-23
54%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 539
Declined 294
Total Received 833
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Private

1,067

undergraduate students

75

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,142
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Knoxville, Chattanooga
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: McGhee Tyson Municipal

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
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Greek Life
  • Education Ambassadors
  • Phi Beta Lambda
  • Multicultural Student Association

Top Events

  • Annual Day of Service
  • Opening Convocation
  • Honors Convocation
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Campus Facts

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

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • night patrols by trained security personnel

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
12%
500-599
27%
400-499
54%
300-399
6%
700-800
6%
600-699
6%
500-599
48%
400-499
36%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
27%
18-23
54%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.43

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 539
Declined 294
Total Received 833

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
class rank

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $24,600
Room & board $8,210
Additional fees $1,250
Books & supplies $1,400
Other fees $1,500
Total $36,960
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Financial Facts

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

Varsity Sports

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

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Behavioral Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Christian Studies
Communication, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General
International/Global Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions, Other
Pre-Nursing Studies
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • 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
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 70%
Student 4 year graduation rate 33%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

233

Transfer students enrolled

20%

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 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 Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • 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

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