Southern Wesleyan University 1

2014 Quick Stats
PO Box 1020, Wesleyan Drive

Central, SC 29630

Phone: (864) 644-5000
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (South)

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Southern Wesleyan University is a private institution that was founded in 1906. It has a suburban setting and the campus size is 350 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southern Wesleyan University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $21,450 (2012-13).

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

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Southern Wesleyan University exists to help men and women discover their full potential and to help them become all that God has designed them to be. As a Christian institution, we strive to build faith and leadership values that will last a lifetime and do so in an environment that is academically challenging and relevant to the demands of our world. We want our graduates to be world changers in whatever field or profession they choose. Southern Wesleyan is committed to challenging our students to reach for their full potential educationally and spiritually through high academic standards, challenging opportunities for leadership and teaching values that build character.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1906
Religious affiliation Wesleyan Church
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Southern Wesleyan University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Southern Wesleyan University is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 97.4 percent.

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

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 97.4% 4
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Southern Wesleyan University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

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Student gender distribution N/A
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Southern Wesleyan University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Southern Wesleyan University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Southern Wesleyan University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southern Wesleyan University.

Students who have cars on campus 85%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $21,450 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,360 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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