Kentucky Wesleyan College

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2014 Quick Stats
3000 Frederica Street

Owensboro, KY 42301

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Phone: (270) 926-3111
2013-2014 Tuition
$21,200
tuition and fees
Students
678
enrolled
51%
male /
49%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
21.2%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#18 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Summary

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private institution that was founded in 1858. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 678, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Kentucky Wesleyan College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 18. Its tuition and fees are $21,200 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a place where people, ideas and
opportunities are joined. Kentucky Wesleyan College offers a distinctive college experience and makes a commitment to preparing you for personal and professional success. Kentucky Wesleyan College, in partnership with the United
Methodist Church, fosters a liberal arts education that nourishes,
stimulates and prepares future leaders intellectually, spiritually and
physically to achieve success in life.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1858
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $27,863,489

Applying

When applying to Kentucky Wesleyan College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 21.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 21.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 12:1, and the school has 82.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Kentucky Wesleyan College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 25%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22%
Education 12%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9%
Psychology 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 7%

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Student Life

Kentucky Wesleyan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 678, with a gender distribution of 50.9 percent male students and 49.1 percent female students. At this school, 45 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 55 percent of students live off campus. Kentucky Wesleyan College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 678
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Kentucky Wesleyan College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Kentucky Wesleyan College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Kentucky Wesleyan College, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Students who have cars on campus 70%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Kentucky Wesleyan College, 85.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,079.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $21,200 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,500 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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