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Southern Wesleyan University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1906
Affiliation: Wesleyan Church
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,802
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $2,607,061
Admissions Address

PO Box 1020, SWU, Wesleyan Drive
Central, SC 29630

Website

http://www.swu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@swu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: July 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Chad Peters
Admissions office telephone: (864) 644-5550
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
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: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by June 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Neither required nor recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 2 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 10 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
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: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
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: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 97%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 97%
Total applicants: 253
Total acceptances: 246
Total freshman enrollment: 135
 
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: 112
Male acceptances: 108
Male freshman enrollment: 60
 
Female applicants: 141
Female acceptances: 138
Female freshman enrollment: 75
Out-of-state freshmen: 30%
 
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: 14%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 33%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 69%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 83%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 78%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 430 – 560
Math: 450 – 570
Combined: 880 – 1130

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 2.0%
600-699 15.0% 16.0%
500-599 33.0% 33.0%
400-499 34.0% 36.0%
300-399 13.0% 13.0%
200-299 2.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 48%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 – 24
Math: 16 – 22
Composite: 17 – 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 2.0% 3.0% 0.0%
24-29 15.0% 25.0% 18.0%
18-23 52.0% 35.0% 37.0%
12-17 31.0% 35.0% 45.0%
6-11 0.0% 2.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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