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Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, TN

Tennessee Wesleyan, founded in 1857, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Its 40-acre campus is located in Athens, 50 miles southwest of Knoxville.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students1,015
   Women637 (62.8%)
   Men378 (37.2%)
Graduate Students22


Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate58% of 988 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.36
SAT Math503 average
450-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading470 average
400-530 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$34,240
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met71%
Average Freshman Award$19,231
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 49% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes


Athens Population13,489
Nearest Metropolitan AreaKnoxville, Chattanooga
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 67% of freshmen, 35% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Sororities9% of women participate
Fraternities 6% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
1.0% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.7% White
43.5% Unknown
International StudentsNot reported
First-Year Students Returning68.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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