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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Southern Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Conference Carolinas
Address
215 Clayton Street
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
55%
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

Cost

Net Price
$14,914/ 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
    $12,330/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,618/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,685/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,575/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,048/ year
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  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.16 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
785Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
19%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Conservative
    71%
  • Small
    29%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
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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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.
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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!
Southern Wesleyan University offers both a traditional onsite experience for traditional students and evening online/courses for non traditional students. I am receiving my degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies in an online program. All of my professors and students service coordinators have been extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They operate with the integrity and characteristics of Christianity at the forefront. I have had an awesome experience thus far.