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
6%
500-599
56%
400-499
38%
500-599
75%
400-499
25%
30-36
13%
24-29
24%
18-23
44%
12-17
19%
30-36
3%
24-29
24%
18-23
50%
12-17
23%
30-36
6%
24-29
21%
18-23
64%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 450
Declined + 305
Total Received 755
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Private (nonprofit)

983

undergraduate students

29

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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Location

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 1,012
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
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
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% 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

600-699
6%
500-599
56%
400-499
38%
500-599
75%
400-499
25%
30-36
13%
24-29
24%
18-23
44%
12-17
19%
30-36
3%
24-29
24%
18-23
50%
12-17
23%
30-36
6%
24-29
21%
18-23
64%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 14
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 450
Declined + 305
Total Received 755

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

$14,763

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $23,900
Room & board $8,050
Additional fees $1,250
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $34,600
Average Financial Aid - $14,763
Total with Avg. Aid $19,837

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,148,849
State $777,092
Institutional
Other external
Total $2,925,941

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,768,644
Institutional $6,933,389
Other external $225,103
Total $8,927,136
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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
Director 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

1,012

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

983
students

Female
63%
620

Male
37%
363

3%

29
students

Female
66%
19

Male
34%
10

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

886
students

Female
64%
567

Male
36%
319

10%

97
students

Female
55%
53

Male
45%
44

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
26%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

74%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

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

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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