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Texas Wesleyan University is a private institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,724, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 75 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Texas Wesleyan University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 41. Its tuition and fees are $20,840 (2012-13).
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Texas Wesleyan University believes that smaller is smarter. The university's small-by-design size allows students to thrive under the guidance of full-time, expert professors and develop the critical thinking skills that empower them to succeed in graduate school and professional careers.
Texas Wesleyan's small size ( the university has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1 ) gives students learning experiences larger universities often reserve for graduate-level studies. The benefits speak for themselves - Students often bring home top awards in academic competitions and conferences.
Texas Wesleyan graduates make an impact in their professions and their communities. Former students are serving in elected positions at the local, state and federal levels; Emmy and Tony award winners; and award-winning educators.
Texas Wesleyan has one of only two law schools in the DFW area and a pioneering nurse anesthesia program. Founded in 1890, the university's reputation as the longest-serving higher education institution in Fort Worth roots Wesleyan deep in the Texas soil and makes it a small school with a big reputation.
Affordability is central at Texas Wesleyan, and the university's bottom-line price is below many in its class. Last year, 99 percent of students received some form of financial aid.
Above all, the university is committed to developing students to their full potential as individuals and as members of the world community. The university aspires to be a values-and student-centered university, where motivated students prepare for graduate school and leadership in professional careers.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Texas Wesleyan University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 52.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||52.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Texas Wesleyan University is 15:1, and the school has 72.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Texas Wesleyan University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63.2 percent.
Texas Wesleyan University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,724, with a gender distribution of 38.5 percent male students and 61.5 percent female students. At this school, 54.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 79.0 percent of students live off campus. Texas Wesleyan University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Texas Wesleyan University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Texas Wesleyan University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Texas Wesleyan University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Texas Wesleyan University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Texas Wesleyan University, 82.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,844.
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||$20,840 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,180 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data