Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB
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 810 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Southern Wesleyan acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Human Services. Graduating 54% of students, Southern Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.
NCAA Division II (without football)
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities46 Graduates
Human Services36 Graduates
Religious Studies14 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science10 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies10 Graduates
Elementary Education9 Graduates
Information Science8 Graduates
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
Southern Wesleyan University Reviews
I attended years ago (in the 1980s), and I loved it then. Since then, it has expanded immensely and is 10x better than before! I love the options such as the online program, because if the flexibility with family and work. The student to teacher ratio is excellent, and the professors truly care about the students. The reason I rated the party scene as poor is that drinking is not part of the campus atmosphere. It is a Christian University. That works great for me, and I find that Christians know how to have good, clean fun and the loving support of one another, without the vices common to most college campuses. But it wouldn't be fore everyone. My desire is to get a quality liberal arts education with a worldview that embraces the timeless truths of the Bible, with God as our Creator and sustainer, and to live out my faith in a way that seeks to benefit all people of the world through my vocation.
I am presently a freshman at SWU. Overall my experience has been pretty good as student. The professors seem to care if you learn or not. My dorm is very nice and the cafe food is pretty good. I am not an athlete at SWU but I have been very disappointed in one athletic team in particular. This team comes in the cafe, after their off season practices and are always loud, throw food at each other, cuss out loud to each other and on several occasions got in each others face. Most of the players would not clean up after themselves. leaving their food on the table and/or the floor. This team participates a spring sport and represents their team like they are the bottom of the barrel recruits. It is disappointing to be represented by a team that exhibits this type of behavior. I will say the other athletic teams seem to have manners and respect for others while in the cafe and represent the university in a positive manner.
I had a partly online and partly in class experience with Southern Wesleyan University . I turned in all of my school work online, but we had classes in person. I could easily contact my professors through email if I needed help and would know when different assignments were do. I loved online learning because I could do things at my own pace and schedule. I planned out time to do my assignments and exceled in my classes. I am an independent learner and enjoy the freedom of online learning.