Kansas Wesleyan University

100 E Claflin Ave, Salina, United States
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Overview of Kansas Wesleyan University

About this school

Kansas Wesleyan, founded in 1886, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 28-acre campus is located in Salina.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:693
    • Men:409 (59.0%)
    • Women:284 (41.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Kansas Wesleyan University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
8

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 20
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 East Claflin Avenue
City, State, Zip
Salina, KS  67401-6196
Phone
(785) 833-4305
Fax
(785) 827-0927
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 809 applicants were admitted
Women
61% of 238 applicants were admitted
Men
51% of 571 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
200 (46%) of 434 admitted students enrolled
Women
73 (50%) of 145 admitted students enrolled
Men
127 (44%) of 289 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.33
375 And Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
520 average |470-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
520 average |470-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,500 (69.90521327014218%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,500 (22.511848341232227%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.843601895734597%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,000 (4.739336492890995%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Kansas Wesleyan University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning October 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001929
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
161 (99.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
138 (85.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
138 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
18 (13.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$20,665
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 122 (88.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,193
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 133 (96.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,217
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 128 (92.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
22 (13.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,250

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
657 (99.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
559 (85.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
559 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
105 (18.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$21,316
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 515 (92.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,695
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 526 (94.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,472
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 517 (92.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
82 (12.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,252

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
87%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,526
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
27.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,488

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


45

Part-Time Faculty


33

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


36%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
78,598

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
195
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Kansas Wesleyan University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


54.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


27.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


31.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


32.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (53)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Psychology
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Communication, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family Psychology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Medical Psychology
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


Engineering, ecospheric Studies with Western Colorado State University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Sports Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


47,846

Nearest Metropolitan Area


28 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
19.2 average low in January, 86.8 average high in September
Rain
86 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
90 mile(s) from campus in Wichita
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Salina
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Newton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


66% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


28%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Coyote
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Kansas Wesleyan University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, fellowship of christian athletes, student government, wesleyan chorale, coyote gaming club, coyote activities board

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


631

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
693
Women
284
Men
409

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.5% Asian
  • 14.4% Black/African-American
  • 16.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.1% White
  • 0.9% Unknown

International Students


1.7% from 8 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


98

Student Resources

Study resources