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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 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.
907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, SC 29630
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Conference Carolinas

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.

SWU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1150
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,978/ 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
$18,227/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    41%
  • Online
    38%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
810Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
416
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Christian
    36%
  • Determined
    27%
  • Open and Friendly
    18%
  • Studious
    9%
  • Weird af
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Conservative
    50%
  • Home away from home
    30%
  • Small
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
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 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.
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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.