Kentucky Wesleyan College Rankings

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In the World#7206 of 14178
In North America#1787 of 2629
In the United States#1701 of 2528
In Kentucky#25 of 40
In Owensboro#1 of 2

Quick Review

Religion
United Methodist
Acceptance rate
62%
Average SAT
1099
Average ACT
23
Avg. cost to attend
$17,912 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
863
Male:Female Ratio
50:50
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
kwc.edu

Kentucky Wesleyan College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate62%58%67%
Applicants1,693900793
Admissions1,057522535
Freshmen enrolled full time244124120
Freshmen enrolled part time11

167 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

38 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
46 or 19%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1000
or below

75% of them
had 1198
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Kentucky Wesleyan College are 1000-1198 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
216 or 89%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Kentucky Wesleyan College are 20-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White591 (69%)
Black or African American105 (12%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown105 (12%)
Hispanic27 (3%)
Two or more races12 (1%)
Asian10 (1%)
Nonresident Alien7 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$17,912/year
Average aid awarded
$20,009
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$17,271
$30-48K$17,457
$48-75K$19,286
$75-110K$18,144
$110K+$23,337

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$26,270
Tuition in-state$26,270
Tuition out-of-state$26,270
Fee in-district$930
Fee in-state$930
Fee out-of-state$930

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity517
Combined charge for room and board$10,217

Kentucky Wesleyan College Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor's
Business & Commerce, General13
Psychology, General13
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General13
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies10
Kinesiology and Exercise Science9
General Studies53
Speech Communication and Rhetoric8
Biology & Biological Sciences, General6
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management5
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching5
Zoology & Animal Biology5
Graphic Design5
Accounting4
Music, General4
Music Teacher Education4
English Language and Literature, General3
History, General3
Chemistry, General3
Art & Art Studies, General2
Legal Studies, General2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General2
Mathematics, General2
Political Science and Government, General1
Grand Total5125
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate45%38%55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 69%

Publications & Citations

Publications
58
Citations
998

Publication count by topic

Psychology
18
Biology
15
Medicine
6
Political science
4
Art
3
History
2
Economics
2
Physics
2
Philosophy
1
Geography
1
Chemistry
1
Materials science
1
Mathematics
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History29163
Physics2967231
Psychology3646286
Political science394912
Biology4532227
Medicine4726126
Economics47886
Geography49227
Mathematics540414
Materials science57612

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199008
199103
199208
199313
199416
199517
199604
199702
199815
199916
200008
2001119
2002110
2003110
2004214
2005111
2006219
2007032
2008124
2009133
2010030
2011349
2012345
2013383
2014356
2015462
2016063
2017134
2018257
2019577
2020397

General info

Alternative namesWesleyan
KWC
Founded1858
WikipediaKentucky Wesleyan College
MottoFind Yourself
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff152
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Address3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, Kentucky, 42301
United States
City population57,000
Phone2709263111
Fax+1 (270) 852 3133

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