Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges have suspended or relaxed some admitted student requirements and extended decision and enrollment deposit deadlines. We recommend that you contact the colleges to which you have been accepted directly for the most updated and accurate information.

Southern Wesleyan, founded in 1906, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its name changed from Central Wesleyan College in 1994. Its 210-acre campus is located in the Piedmont region, near the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Website: www.swu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,456
Undergraduate
Students
(60.3%) 878 Women
(39.7%) 578 Men
427
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
94% of 575 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
See more

Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not reported
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$21,732
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$33,089
See more

Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
57
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
See more

Campus Life

Central Population
5,154
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
 
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
See more

Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
26.9% Black/African-American
1.8% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.2% White
8.1% Unknown
International Students
0.8% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
See more

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases, copyright © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.