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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Kentucky Wesleyan is a private, Christian college located in Owensboro, Kentucky in the Evansville Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 663 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Kentucky Wesleyan acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Business, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Communications. Graduating 38% of students, Kentucky Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,800.
About Kentucky Wesleyan College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
Website
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Kentucky Wesleyan College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
870-1140
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,265/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,213/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,555/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,152/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,296/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,314/ year
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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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
663Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
49%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Friendly
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
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
Report
  • Purple!
    83%
  • Family
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
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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I absolutely love attending Kentucky Wesleyan. Since it is a small provate school, class sizes are much smaller and more beneficial. All of the staff, from professors to mainteneance staff, know you and are very friendly. I live on campus, and the dorms are a little better than average. The campus food is also about average. Since the student body measures about 700, it seems as if everyone knows everyone, and cliques are almost nonexistent. Athletes are friends with the students in Greek life, who are friends with the students who participate in performing arts.
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I am a freshman at KWC. I have , in a very short period of time, developed and grown so much. The professors know you by name whether you are in their classroom or not. The atmosphere is one of encouragement, personal growth and development for all. The campus is beautiful and easy to get around. Campus life has something for everyone and it's strongly encouraged to get involved whether it's clubs, athletics, Greek life or community service. There is also something going on around campus to get involved and if you're bored and have nothing to do it's your own fault. There's something for everyone . Most important for me is that there is a family atmosphere and I'm proud to call KWC my home away from home for the next 4 years.
Kentucky Wesleyan College allows me to get a private education near home. I get to journey into my future career while still having the comfort of a familiar feeling. The students may come from a different place, but Wesleyan makes it feel like home.