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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
530
25th
420
75th
530
25th
430
75th
25
25th
17
75th
26
25th
19
75th
25
25th
19
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 633
Declined 406
Total Received 1,039
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Private

1,148

undergraduate students

85

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 1,233
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation 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

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
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
530
25th
420
75th
530
25th
430
75th
25
25th
17
75th
26
25th
19
75th
25
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) August
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 633
Declined 406
Total Received 1,039

Admissions Factors

Required

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

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Financial Aid

94%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$17,800

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $24,600
Room $2,230
Board $5,980
Additional fees $1,250
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $35,460
Average Financial Aid - $17,800
Total with Avg. Aid $17,660

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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Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

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

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Appalachian Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Behavioral Sciences.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
Developmental and Child Psychology.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Finance, General.
Forensic Science and Technology.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies.
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies.
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies.
Psychology, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Security Science and Technology, General.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
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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

1,233

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

1,148
students

Female
62%
717

Male
38%
431

7%

85
students

Female
76%
65

Male
24%
20

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

1,000
students

Female
62%
615

Male
38%
385

13%

148
students

Female
69%
102

Male
31%
46

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

14%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

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
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