Southern Wesleyan University

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General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 1020

Central, SC 29630-1020

(864) 644-5550

(800) 282-8798

Fax: (864) 644-5972

Contact: Amanda Young

Director of Admissions
Main Address

907 Wesleyan Drive

Central, SC 29630-1020

(864) 644-5000

Total undergrads: 1,631

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 142

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,616

Graduate enrollment: 760


Suburban setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 89%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 64%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management B
E-Commerce B
Human Resources Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Forensics B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Forensic Computer Science B


Biology Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education of Emotionally Handicapped B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B
Teacher Assistance A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Radiologic Technology B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prenursing B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Forensic Technologies B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Southern Wesleyan University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (864) 644-5000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC 29630-1020
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,430
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 44%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 507 (35% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $25,516
Out-of-state Tuition: $25,516
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $18,227

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Southern Wesleyan University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Southern Wesleyan University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 721
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 3
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 13051

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southern Wesleyan University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $25,516
Out-of-state $25,516
Books and supplies $1,060

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,170
Out-of-state $10,170

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 210 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 210 99% $18,227
Student loan aid 154 72% $7,054

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,026 84% $14,497
Federal student loans 850 69% $7,328

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Southern Wesleyan University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Southern Wesleyan University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 985 358 627
Percent admitted 100% 34% 35%
Percent admitted who enrolled 20% 23% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Southern Wesleyan University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,430
Undergraduate enrollment 1,150
Graduate enrollment 280

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Southern Wesleyan University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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