Kentucky Wesleyan College

3000 Frederica St, Owensboro, United States
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Overview of Kentucky Wesleyan College

About this school

Kentucky Wesleyan, founded in 1858, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 52-acre campus is located in Owensboro, 100 miles from Louisville.
  • Website


    www.kwc.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:785
    • Men:385 (49.0%)
    • Women:400 (51.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Kentucky Wesleyan College 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
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 31
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
3000 Frederica Street
City, State, Zip
Owensboro, KY  42301
Phone
(270) 852-3120
Fax
(270) 926-3196
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
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
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is 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
67% of 996 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 507 applicants were admitted
Men
66% of 488 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
247 (37%) of 670 admitted students enrolled
Women
111 (32%) of 349 admitted students enrolled
Men
136 (42%) of 321 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• 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
Not reported
• 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 |19-25 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: - $25,070 (63.423396073669295%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,596 (24.276462254604333%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,400 (3.5417931592794982%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,462 (8.758348512446872%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Kentucky Wesleyan College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
March 15
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001969
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,150
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Junior Miss, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


47

Part-Time Faculty


45

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


37%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 49% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% 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: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 88% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# 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
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
125
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


Kentucky Wesleyan College provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


31.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


36.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


38.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • General Studies
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


58,416

Nearest Metropolitan Area


52 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
23.2 average low in January, 83.5 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
141 mile(s) from campus in Louisville
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Owensboro
Nearest Train Station
150 mile(s) from campus in Carbondale, Ill.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


46% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


57%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Panther
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Kentucky Wesleyan College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, student activities programming board, campus ministries, pre professional, st jude up 'til dawn executive board

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


663

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
785
Women
400
Men
385

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.1% Asian
  • 16.1% Black/African-American
  • 1.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 84.2% White
  • 7.8% Unknown

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources