Southern Wesleyan University

907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC 29630-1020
Southern Wesleyan University (aka SWU) is a non-profit, private higher education institution in Central, South Carolina. Southern Wesleyan University is an affiliate of the Wesleyan Church.

SWU awards associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in over 24 fields of study and 48 disciplines. The school has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and has specialized accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music - Commission on Accreditation - Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation.

Dual credit and study abroad programs are offered at Southern Wesleyan University. Secondary level Advanced Placement courses can qualify as credit towards a degree.


General Information

Main Phone: (864) 644 -5000 Website: www.swu.edu.
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 100
School Type: Private not-for-profit- 4-year or above Affiliation: Wesleyan
Size: Small (1,000 - 5,000 students) Undergraduates: 1,445
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 447
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 97%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: Yes
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

Admissions

Application Fee: $ 25


Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Transcript
TOEFL
Standardized Test Scores

Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 410 510
SAT Math 430 520
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0

Acceptance Rate

Total
Applied 606
Accepted 590
Acceptance Rate 97%
Enrolled 120

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 99% Full-time 1% Part-time
Student Gender 37% Men 63% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

60% White 1% American Indian/Alaska Native
28% Black or African American 0% Multiracial
2% Hispanic/Latino 0% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 9% Other



Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 75% $ 8,402
Local Grant 48% $3,706
Institutional Grant 97% $ 8,406
Student Loans 73% $ 6,100

Majors & Degrees


Communication and Journalism

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - 2 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer and Information Sciences - - 6 - -

Education

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Music Teacher Education - - 3 - -
Biology Teacher Education - - 0 - -
Mathematics Teacher Education - - 3 - -
English Teacher Education - - 0 - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - - 4 - -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Teacher Education and Professional Development ? Specific Levels and Methods - - - 216 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - - 9 216 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 21 216 -

Special Education and Teaching

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Special Education and Teaching - - 0 - -
Education Of Individuals With Emotional Disturbances - - 0 - -
Education Of Individuals With Mental Retardation - - 3 - -
Education Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities - - 0 - -

Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Education and Teaching - 0 - 0 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Teacher Education and Professional Development ? Specific Levels and Methods - - - 216 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - - 9 216 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 21 216 -

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Studies - 12 0 - -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 9 - -

English Language and Literature Letters

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 4 - -

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Studies - 12 0 - -

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health and Physical Education Fitness - - 0 - -
Sport and Fitness Administration Management - - 0 - -

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies - - 8 - -

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Religion Religious Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Religion Religious Studies - - 13 1 -

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 0 - -

Theology and Religious Vocations

Religious Sacred Music

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Religious Sacred Music - - 0 - -

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Religion Religious Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Religion Religious Studies - - 13 1 -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Human Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Human Services - - 8 - -

Physical Sciences

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 1 - -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 11 - -

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Forensic Science and Technology - - 1 - -
Criminalistics and Criminal Science - - 0 - -

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Sciences - - 2 - -

Criminology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Criminology - - 3 - -

Visual and Performing Arts

Music

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Music - - 3 - -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - 0 - - -
E-commerce Electronic Commerce - 0 0 - -
Operations Management and Supervision - 0 0 69 -
Business Administration and Management - 0 206 69 -

Human Resources Management and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Human Resources Development - - - 37 -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - 5 - -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - 0 - - -
E-commerce Electronic Commerce - 0 0 - -
Operations Management and Supervision - 0 0 69 -
Business Administration and Management - 0 206 69 -

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce - 56 0 - -

Management Information Systems and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Information Resources Management - - 1 - -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - 0 - - -
E-commerce Electronic Commerce - 0 0 - -
Operations Management and Supervision - 0 0 69 -
Business Administration and Management - 0 206 69 -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 1 - -

Sports & Athletics

Yes No
Football
Basketball
Baseball
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