Southern Wesleyan University

215 Clayton St, Central, United States
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Overview of Southern Wesleyan University

About this school

Southern Wesleyan, founded in 1906, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its name changed from Central Wesleyan College in 1994. Its 210-acre campus is located in the Piedmont region, near the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,456
    • Men:578 (39.7%)
    • Women:878 (60.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southern Wesleyan University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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
-
2
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
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: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
907 Wesleyan Drive, PO Box 1020
City, State, Zip
Central, SC  29630-1020
Phone
(864) 644-5550
Fax
(864) 644-5900
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
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 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
94% of 575 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
179 admitted students enrolled
Men
156 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 And Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

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
20 average |18-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
13%
• Score 18 - 23
65%
• Score 12 - 17
22%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


Southern Wesleyan University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
-
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 31
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003422
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
167 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
157 (94.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
157 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
31 (19.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$20,589
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 157 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,973
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 114 (72.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,571
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
16 (9.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,867

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
599 (93.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
566 (94.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
566 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
120 (21.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$19,326
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 565 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,088
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 412 (72.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,402
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
73 (11.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,417

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,329
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

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, Computer Science, Education, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Journalism/Publications, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$898

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


57

Part-Time Faculty


136

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


22%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not 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
95
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


Southern Wesleyan University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


70.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


32.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


39.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


39.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminalistics and Criminal Science
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Resources Management
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Ministries, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Management

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


5,154

Nearest Metropolitan Area


350 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
30 average low in January, 85.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in Greenville
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Greenville
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Clemson

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


55% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


45%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not 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
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southern Wesleyan University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student government association, student missions focus, ministry teams, music club, ignite student athlete fellowship group

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,440

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,456
Women
878
Men
578

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.4% Asian
  • 26.9% Black/African-American
  • 1.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 62.2% White
  • 8.1% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 9 countries

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


427

Student Resources

Study resources