Southern Wesleyan University Rankings

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#7207 of 14,160In the World
#1773 of 2,624In North America
#1687 of 2,523In the United States
#32 of 37In South Carolina

Quick Review

Religion
Wesleyan
Acceptance rate
35%
Average SAT
1051
Average ACT
20
Avg. cost to attend
$17,978 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
1,150
Graduates
280
Male:Female Ratio
33:67
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Southern Wesleyan University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate35%34%35%
Applicants1,042358627
Admissions365123217
Freshmen enrolled full time19482112
Freshmen enrolled part time523

295 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

628 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
144 or 72%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 948
or below

75% of them
had 1153
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Southern Wesleyan University are 948-1153 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
105 or 53%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Southern Wesleyan University are 17-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

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

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White970 (68%)
Black or African American283 (20%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown59 (4%)
Hispanic55 (4%)
Two or more races34 (2%)
Nonresident Alien14 (1%)
Asian10 (0.7%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$17,978/year
Average aid awarded
$18,227
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$15,907
$30-48K$15,700
$48-75K$17,931
$75-110K$19,533
$110K+$21,058

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$24,926$10,170
Tuition in-state$24,926$10,170
Tuition out-of-state$24,926$10,170
Fee in-district$590
Fee in-state$590
Fee out-of-state$590

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity570
Combined charge for room and board$9,030
Room charge$4,110
Meal charge$4,920

Southern Wesleyan University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster's
Business Administration and Management, General116
Educational Leadership and Administration, General45
Human Services, General40
General Studies32
Operations Management and Supervision25
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth24
Human Resources Development22
Biology & Biological Sciences, General15
Criminology15
Religion & Religious Studies11
Kinesiology and Exercise Science10
Psychology, General9
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other9
History, General7
Computer and Information Sciences, General7
Human Development and Family Studies, General7
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6
Music Teacher Education6
Elementary Education and Teaching5
English Language and Literature, General3
Forensic Science and Technology3
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching2
Environmental Studies2
Pre-Medicine & Pre-Medical Studies2
Mathematics, General2
Social Studies Teacher Education1
English & Language Arts Teacher Education1
Music, General1
Chemistry, General1
Grand Total32286116
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate54%51%57%
  • Full-time retention rate - 69%
  • Part-time retention rate - 56%

Publications & Citations

Publications
34
Citations
491

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
15 / 146
Business
8 / 325
Medicine
8 / 35
Psychology
6 / 98
Computer Science
4 / 88
Mathematics
4 / 3
Economics
3 / 3
Marketing
3 / 315
Biology
3 / 30
History
3 / 0
Communications and Public Relations
3 / 127
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
3 / 3
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
3 / 0
Oncology and Cancer research
2 / 4
Information Technology
2 / 4
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
2 / 12
Management Information Systems
2 / 5
Social Work
2 / 4
Immunology
2 / 26
Art & Design
2 / 4
Political Science
1 / 0
Anatomy and Physiology
1 / 0
Physics
1 / 3
Education Majors
1 / 1
Management
1 / 0
Health Science
1 / 1
Cognitive Science
1 / 81
Clinical Psychology
1 / 0
Classics and Ancient History
1 / 0
Demography
1 / 0
Chemistry
1 / 3
Materials Science
1 / 3
Engineering
1 / 3
Sociology
1 / 2
Molecular Biology
1 / 4
Special Education
1 / 1
Early Childhood Education
1 / 1
Child Psychology
1 / 1
Gerontology
1 / 0
Optical Engineering
1 / 3

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199702
199807
199905
200014
200105
200202
200315
2004215
200517
2006017
200719
200803
2009110
2010213
2011227
2012342
2013338
2014235
2015363
2016351
2017138
2018224
2019029
2020117

Notable alumni

  1. Larry R. Brown

    Photo
    Larry R. Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-2012 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Larry R. Brown was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He was first elected in 2004 after defeating Rep. Michael P. Decker in the Republican primary. Decker had spent most of his last term as a Democrat although he had been elected earlier as a Republican.

General info

Alternative namesSWU
Founded1906
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Three summer sessions
Total FTE staff219
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, South Carolina, 29630-1020
United States
City population5,000
Phone8646445000
Fax+1 (864) 644 5972

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