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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Southern Wesleyan is an above-average private, Christian university located in Central, South Carolina in the Greenville Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 820 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Southern Wesleyan acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Business, Human Services, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 44% of students, Southern Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.
About Southern Wesleyan University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Conference Carolinas
Address
907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, SC 29630
Website

Southern Wesleyan University 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
53%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
810-1050
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$16,008/ 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
    $15,418/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,430/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,862/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,503/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,374/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
820Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Determined
    33%
  • Christian
    22%
  • Open and Friendly
    22%
  • Studious
    11%
  • Weird af
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.22 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Conservative
    63%
  • Small
    25%
  • Home away from home
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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Southern Wesleyan University Reviews

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It is a positive Christian-filled atmosphere for the right student. There is a real opportunity to be part of a supportive community here. The only down-side is that there is not enough diverse options for extracurricular activities for more students to be engaged. If you're not an athlete, you're not striving for a near-perfect GPA, or you're not a music or religion major, you are often overlooked and left out. For those who are interested in any of the above categories, there are a plethora of activities for you to participate in and teams for you to be part of. In addition, there are nearby attractions that make this place a truly special place. Some of these include the close proximity to Clemson, SC; the Potters Place, which is a group of cabins each with Bibles, journals, and supplies for communion within walking distance of the dorms; and the Freedom's Hill Church, a historic place that was part of the underground railroad as well as the first Wesleyan church in the South.
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I like Southern Wesleyan University because the Faculty, Staff, and Students put God first. They treat everyone as an individual and not a number. Their class sizes are small, which enables the professors to personally engage with all of their students. They prepare their students for the workforce by training them with the most current technology. They use all aspects of their facility to give back to the community and to the world. They also accommodate to people with physical disabilities by making sure their campus is up-to-code with American Disabilities Act and ensure everyone is provided the experience whether it's during a campus tour or being a student. I would like to see more universities like SWU.
I have attempted Brown Mackie, Anderson University , Forman adult classes and Grand Canyon University to complete my degree; however SWU has been the best choice best fit! I am graduating this spring and excited to complete my goals finally!