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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Kentucky Wesleyan is a private, Christian college located in Owensboro, Kentucky in the Evansville Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 753 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Kentucky Wesleyan acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 42% of students, Kentucky Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,000.
3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Midwest Athletic Conference

Kentucky Wesleyan College Rankings

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Kentucky Wesleyan Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
830-1170
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$26,422/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,807/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
89%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.9 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
753Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
77
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
49%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Friendly
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
77%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.13 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Purple!
    83%
  • Family
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
60%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
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Kentucky Wesleyan College Reviews

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This is the friendliest, most family oriented place I've ever been to: When talking to other colleges, I felt like just another face, but with Kentucky Wesleyan, they made it feel like I was already apart of the family. They remembered my name after one visit, contacted me regularly, helped me with financial aid, and even did everything they could to help me with a smooth transition from high school into college. I always feel safe. They have great sports and arts programs. The professors are very kind and love to help their students. The food service is fantastic; they have a great staff. It's a clean and beautiful campus. The campus ministries program is fantastic. Chapel is a truly enjoyable service, and their pastor is amazing! They have great fraternities and sororities. They have lots of fun student activities. They allow their students to be as involved as possible. They offer plenty of on-campus jobs, and they do everything they can to help find outside jobs and internships.
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I like the faculty and staff at the college, along with the diversity of the campus and the generous financial aid packages that they offer. They want students to succeed and constantly contact us about jobs, internships, and campus activities going on. The teachers want us to succeed and make an effort to ensure everyone understands the subjects.
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a small but diverse institution in Owensboro, Kentucky. It offers a wide selection of majors, minors, and courses for students of all interests. The faculty and staff are excellent, and the only complaint I have is the price. KWC is a very expensive school, averaging at roughly $20,000-$30,000 per year.