Warner University

2014 Quick Stats
13895 US 27

Lake Wales, FL 33859

Phone: (800) 309-9563
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (South)

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Warner University is a private institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,008, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 380 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Warner University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $18,430 (2013-14).

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

Founded as Warner Southern College in 1968 by Church of God pastors and laity, the institution became known as Warner University in 2008. Warner is a coeducational, Christian university in the liberal arts tradition. Through a wide variety of academic disciplines the institution prepares students to successfully meet the demands of today's workplace and the challenges of graduate school. Warner develops servant leaders who evaluate issues from a Christian perspective and who strive to live out their belief in their communities, churches, and homes.

Warner University is conveniently located in Lake Wales, Florida, an equal distance between Orlando and Tampa and serves the entire Central Florida region. The main campus is situated on more than 300 acres, most of which was donated to the school. A majority of the acreage remains an undeveloped natural Florida Ridge habitat. If you are from a small town or a big city, play golf or go to rodeos, Warner University's surrounding communities have something for you. With beautiful white sand beaches and all the adventure and entertainment you'll find at Disney World and beyond, there's plenty to do and see while you are a student at Warner.

Quality, academic programs include more than 30 undergraduate majors, 3 masters programs as well as opportunities for mission work and study abroad. The college has recently added three new majors, Agricultural Studies, Sports Communication, and Interdisciplinary Ministry. The college is well known for its Teacher Education program where graduates have enjoyed 100% job placement for the past 10 years. In addition, Warner University recently ranked third in employment rates for graduates when compared to the other 28 private colleges who make up the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF).

Students at Warner are involved in service-learning and service based projects within the community every year. Service opportunities students regularly participate in are One Meal One Day, Blood drives, Can Food and Blanket Drive, Breast Cancer Awareness, One Day without Shoes, Toms Shoes project, Angel Tree, Our Children's Academy Christmas project, Change This World, End It Movement and many others. The students who participate in athletics do additional service projects such as volunteering at golf tournaments for the local Care Center and the National Kidney Foundation, conducting free soccer clinics to children in the community, volunteering in elementary schools, and with the Light the Night project for blood cancer research.

Warner University offers a comprehensive athletic program that rivals any other small college or university. The university is part of the Sun Conference, a top rated conference known for winning regional championships and representing the Southeast at NAIA national tournaments. Warner is a member of the NAIA Division 2 and has qualifies as an NAIA Champions of Character institution for more than five years in a row.

During the fall of 2012, more than 1,000 students enrolled at Warner University. The institution boasts a diverse student body made up of 54% ethnic/minority students with 35% of these identifying themselves as black and 12% identifying themselves as Hispanic. Over half of the students are women (56%). Although the majority of students are Florida Residents (90%), students come to Warner University from 33 states and 22 foreign countries. About 91% of students are enrolled in undergraduate programs and 9% are pursuing graduate study.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded N/A
Religious affiliation Church of God, Anderson IN
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $4,329,102


When applying to Warner University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Warner University is $20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 49.5 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 49.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Warner University is 17:1, and the school has 58 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Warner University include: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other; Elementary Education and Teaching; Business Administration and Management, General; Theology/Theological Studies; and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 28%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 25%
Elementary Education and Teaching 19%
Business Administration and Management, General 15%
Theology/Theological Studies 9%
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 6%

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Student Life

Warner University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,008, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. At this school, 30 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 70 percent of students live off campus. Warner University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,108
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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

Warner University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring. Warner University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Warner University, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Warner University.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $18,430 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,649 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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