Southern Wesleyan University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) was founded in 1906 by the Central South Carolina Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. The first classes were held in a one room schoolhouse located in Central, South Carolina with only twenty-four students. As enrollment increased, the school moved to its current location in nearby Central. In its early years, SWU offered a classical education including Latin and Greek studies as well as courses in science, math and religion. In 1925, the school became an accredited college and began offering four-year degrees.

In the 1930s, the college began offering graduate degrees such as Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees. Over the decades, SWU continued to expand its academic programs and offerings. During World War II, SWU played an important role in training military personnel and hosted a Navy V-12 program on campus from 1944-1945. In 1947, SWU became a university and changed its name from Central Wesleyan College to Southern Wesleyan University (SWU). See topschoolsintheusa for GRE test centers in Maryland.

In recent years, Southern Wesleyan University has continued to expand its academic offerings including new degree programs such as nursing and business administration. The university also opened two regional campuses located in North Augusta and Charleston where students can take classes closer to home or complete their entire degree program online. Additionally, since 2017 SWU has been offering select undergraduate classes at Clemson University’s main campus for students who want access to both universities’ resources.

Southern Wesleyan University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Southern Wesleyan University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Southern Wesleyan University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Southern Wesleyan University is a private Christian university located in Central, South Carolina. It was established in 1906 and currently has an enrollment of over 3,000 students. The student population is diverse, with students coming from all over the United States and around the world. The university has a rolling admissions policy that allows students to apply at any time during the year.

The university has an acceptance rate of 91%, meaning that most applicants are accepted into the school. Of those accepted, 57% are female and 43% are male. The average GPA for accepted students is 3.5 and the average SAT score is 1090-1280 (depending on whether you’re taking the new or old version). In terms of majors, Business Administration is the most popular with 18% of enrolled students majoring in it followed by Education (15%), Psychology (13%), Biology (10%) and Nursing (9%). Additionally, Southern Wesleyan University offers over 50 undergraduate programs as well as several graduate programs in areas such as business administration, education and healthcare administration.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 94%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 94%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 575
Female applicants N/A
Male applicants N/A
Applicants accepted 540
Female applicants accepted N/A
Male applicants accepted N/A
Freshman enrollment 168
Female freshman enrollment 0
Male freshman enrollment 0
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 84%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 96%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.1-4

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 76%
SAT Critical Reading average score 494
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 430-540
SAT Math average score 496
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 445-550
SAT Writing average score 472
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 420-520
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 63%
Average ACT Composite score 20
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 18-22
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 17-23
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 17-22