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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Tennessee Wesleyan is a private, Christian college located in Athens, Tennessee. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 863 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Tennessee Wesleyan acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 40% of students, Tennessee Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,400.
About Tennessee Wesleyan College...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Appalachian Athletic Conference
Address
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303
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Tennessee 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
60%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1100
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,557/ 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
$18,188/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
863Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
72
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
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  • Hard working
    71%
  • Fairly average
    29%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
66%
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.16 responses
Poll
47%
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 9 responses
Report
  • Engaging
    67%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Friendly
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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Older buildings, but smaller classes. I had issues with professors cancelling classes an hour prior to class start, and I was a commuter that drove over an hour each way so this was very inconvenient for me. The school is very focused on athletics, but expect their students to maintain their grades. Overall, I would recommend to anyone wanting smaller class sizes with great professors!
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Tennessee Wesleyan College/University incorporates a campus with a hometown feel and a community experience. Any on-campus encounter is friendly and welcoming for those who prefer a smaller ratio of professor to student. Tennessee Wesleyan University currently hosts a 12:1 ratio of instructor to student in-classroom which translates to a higher learning degree. The only current downside to the institution is the lack of graduate degrees offered (business and occupational therapy MS).
Small classes, teachers are always there to help, or a phone call away. We do not have a football team but we do have an awesome athletics. So far homecoming weekend was the best! Lip sing was awesome to be apart of. So, many cultures, majors, athletics, and clubs come together to show talent! You won't be disappointed if you decide to come to TWU.