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  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 university located in Athens, Tennessee. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 885 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Tennessee Wesleyan acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Accounting. Graduating 40% of students, Tennessee Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,400.
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Appalachian Athletic Conference

Tennessee Wesleyan University Rankings

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Tennessee Wesleyan Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1160
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,457/ 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
$19,711/ 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
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    39%
  • On Campus
    59%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
885Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
92
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
36%
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
60%
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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The University is has a nurmous amount of opportunities for degree seekers. The atomosphere is welcoming and educationally drivien. I grew as a person and gained amazing insights on the resilency of people. I was able to obtain a degree to further my career and help individuals from juveniles to professional clients. I would have loved if they offered a doctorate in my field of study.
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I recommend TN Wesleyan to anyone. I’m 41 and transferring from a big university in another state after 20 years. They took all of my transfer credits! Such a difference in that small private school verses a big public college. They really make sure you reach your goals. Their professors don’t run and hide from you. At TN Wes the professors will actually come to you and check on you!!! The advisors are so attentive and make sure you have all of your ducks in a row. The staff at TN Wes are so warm and welcoming and eager to help! They have all the tools you will need from tutoring to a success center that will help you with any problem. Yes the tuition is higher but TN Wes has their own scholarships that can balance that out.
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!