Southern Wesleyan University

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world rank  4511

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Established in 1906, Southern Wesleyan University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium town of Central (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), South Carolina. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 114 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SWU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SWU
Founded 1906
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 907 Wesleyan Drive
Central
29630-1020 South Carolina
United States
Tel +1 (864) 644 5000
Fax +1 (864) 644 5972

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office PO Box 1020
Central 29630-1020
(864) 644-5550
800 282 8798

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist Wesleyan Church - www.wesleyan.org

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities II
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Southern Wesleyan University's Library
Southern Wesleyan University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 55,928 physical volumes, 2,254 physical media, 555 digital/electronic medium and 126 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Southern Wesleyan University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 574 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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