1,456
Students
Financial aid thermometer
19,326
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
93
93%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Southern Wesleyan University is a Comprehensive institution located in Central, SC, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 1020
907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, SC  29630-1020
United States
Contact Mrs. Beth Roe
Director of First Year Experience
Email: broe@swu.edu
Phone: 864-644-5149
Fax: 864-644-5901

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

575
Applied
540
Accepted
1,456
Enrolled
94%

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.5
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.3
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 20 18 22

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

22,350
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Fees

450
Full-time student fees
7,950
Room & board
3,100
Room only

Financial Aid

19,326
Avg. Financial Aid Package
20,589
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
16,174
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,134
Avg. Loan Aid
16,417
Avg. Grant Aid
16,088
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
79%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
21%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,456
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
16%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.79%
Black or African American 26.65%
White or Caucasian 61.74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.62%
Asian 0.41%
Other 8.04%

Gender

Male (39.7%)
Female (60.3%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Not Reported
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 55%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Spiritual Emphasis Week and Christmas Banquet

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Student Missions Focus, Ministry Teams, Music Club and Ignite student athlete fellowship group

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
late night security patrols until 2:00 am, restricted access to campus after midnight

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Soccer No Checkmark Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

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Baseball No No No
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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
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Tennis Checkmark No No
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Faculty

193
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 57
Part-time - 136
Male - 121
Female - 72