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Southern Wesleyan University is a four-year and graduate Christian college, with its main campus in the town of Central, South Carolina. The university was founded in 1906 by what is now the Wesleyan Church.

The school prepares students for leadership and graduate study in such fields as business, education, religion, music, medicine, law and a variety of civic and social service professions. It offers approximately 35 major areas of study for undergraduates and also offers graduate degrees in the areas of business, education and ministry. The university currently serves approximately 2,400 students. There are more than 600 traditional undergraduates enrolled at the main campus in Central, S.C. In addition, undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in an accelerated format at regional learning centers in Central, Greenville, Columbia, Charleston, North Augusta, Greenwood and Spartanburg.

The school has 10 intercollegiate athletic teams. Three of these—men's soccer and men's and women's basketball—have traveled to other countries on short-term mission trips within the last few years. In 2007, women's basketball and men's baseball teams won their respective National Christian College Athletic Association national championships.

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  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $19,950.00 avg tuition

907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, SC 29630-1020
(864) 644-5000

Apply online Admissions:
www.swu.edu/admissions/index.htm
Financial Aid:
www.swu.edu/financial_aid/index.htm

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Southern Wesleyan University

Statistics:
Applied 606
Admitted 590 97%
Enrolled total 120
Full Time: 120
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 410 510
SAT Math 430 520
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 390 510
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 73%
4-year graduation rate 30%
6-year graduation rate 41%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Southern Wesleyan University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $19,950.00 $19,950.00 $19,950.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $600.00 $600.00 $600.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $825.00 $825.00 $825.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,975.00 $9,975.00 $9,975.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,680.00 $1,680.00 $1,680.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $475.00 $475.00 $475.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $8,410.00 $5,720.00 $1,890.00
Other Expenses $2,020.00 $2,010.00 $1,890.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $25.00
Graduate Application Fee $50.00
Books and Supplies $1,020.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 100%
Percent receiving grant aid 100%
Avg amount of grant aid $14,029.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 73%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,100.00

Southern Wesleyan University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business/Commerce, General X X
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce X
Human Resources Development X
Information Resources Management X
Operations Management and Supervision X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
EDUCATION
Biology Teacher Education X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X
Education, General X X
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances X
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation X
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities X
Elementary Education and Teaching X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Music Teacher Education X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X
Special Education and Teaching, General X
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist X
Pre-Dentistry Studies X
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies X
HISTORY
History, General X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminalistics and Criminal Science X
Forensic Science and Technology X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
General Studies X X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General X
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other X
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion/Religious Studies X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Human Services, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Criminology X
Social Sciences, General X
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
Religious/Sacred Music X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Music, General X

Scholarships for Students in South Carolina

Name Amount Deadline
ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship $5,000 December 01, 2016
NEWH Atlanta Chapter Scholarship Varies September 30, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016

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