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Southern Wesleyan University (SWU)

907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC

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Southern Wesleyan University is a nonprofit private school that has many majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Central, SC, in a predominantly rural area. The school's Wesleyan affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. Around a thousand students enroll at Southern Wesleyan University yearly.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the school. Very common exam scores among applicants admitted to Southern Wesleyan University are within the range of 20 - 24 for the ACT exam, or 1230 - 1540 for the SAT exam. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $23,000 annually, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students may check the school's tuition calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. The cost of on-campus housing is around $4,300 for the year. Some students at Southern Wesleyan University may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for SWU is the "Warriors", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the oversight and organization of the NAIA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)

Students who wish to see more about SWU can take a look at their website at http://www.swu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Southern Wesleyan University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Southern Wesleyan University is around 1,700 students, with undergraduate students making up about 76% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $23,000-$28,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $930 to $1,100 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$16,614
Receiving Student Loans75%$6,845
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Southern Wesleyan University may provide services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Southern Wesleyan University is approximately 44%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years27%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2008)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2008)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Southern Wesleyan University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southern States Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Southern States Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Southern Wesleyan University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Southern Wesleyan University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
62.24%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
98%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
18:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
12

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$10,850