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Kentucky Wesleyan College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1858
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 968
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $26,574,282
Admissions Address

3000 Frederica Street, PO Box 1039
Owensboro, KY 42302

Website

http://www.kwc.edu

Admissions E-mail

admitme@kwc.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: August 21
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Claude Bacon
Admissions office telephone: (800) 999-0592
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 21
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: None
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 13 2

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Not considered
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Important
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 78%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 78%
Total applicants: 1,643
Total acceptances: 1,277
Total freshman enrollment: 327
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 846
Male acceptances: 616
Male freshman enrollment: 200
 
Female applicants: 797
Female acceptances: 661
Female freshman enrollment: 127
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 17%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 16%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 38%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 69%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 87%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 9%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 430 – 540
Math: 430 – 530
Combined: 860 – 1070

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 4.0%
600-699 4.0% 4.0%
500-599 43.0% 39.0%
400-499 28.0% 43.0%
300-399 21.0% 10.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 94%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 24
Math: 17 – 24
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.0% 4.0% 3.0%
24-29 23.0% 22.0% 26.0%
18-23 53.0% 45.0% 42.0%
12-17 21.0% 28.0% 29.0%
6-11 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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