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SOUTHERN WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY - [SWU], CENTRAL, SOUTH CAROLINA

Central, South CarolinaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1906Established Year
  1688Enrollment

Southern Wesleyan University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Southern Wesleyan University is a private Christian university located in Central, South Carolina. The University offers various associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees for its students. 

Established in the year 1906, Southern Wesleyan University is a non-profit organization which is affiliated to the Wesleyan Church.

  • The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Based on the fall 2019 enrollment, the university has a total enrollment of 1,430 students.
  • The university offers admission to students from 33 states and 8 countries to study in the USA.
  • Based on the previous year’s data, it can be said that all first-year students receive financial aid in some form.

Southern Wesleyan University Rankings

The Southern Wesleyan University has been ranked:

  • #75 in the Regional Universities South by US News and World Report in 2019
  • #2 in Best Online College in South Carolina by EDSmart in 2019
  • #55 in Top Performers on Social Mobility by in the US News and World Report in 2019.
  • #14 out of 147 colleges in 2020 Best online colleges by Niche.com

Southern Wesleyan University Highlights

University TypePrivate
Campus SettingRural
Establishment Year1906
Student Enrollment in 20191,430
Student-Faculty Ratio14:1
LocationCentral, South Carolina, United States
Work-Study ProgramAvailable
Academic Programs50+
Official Websiteswu.edu

Southern Wesleyan University Programs, Campus, and Residence

Programs

Southern Wesleyan University offers programs with quality education in over 50 areas of study. The university offers various minors and majors for its students along with five graduate degree programs, and one doctoral degree program.

Some of the majors offered at the university are- Biology (BS), Business Administration (BS), Chemistry (BA & BS), English (BA), History (BA), Mathematics (BS), Media Communication (BA), Psychology (BS), Social Science (BS), etc.

Some of the Minors are- Accounting Minor, Business Administration Minor, English Minor, Environmental Studies Minor, Social Science Minor, Financial Planning Minor, Literature Minor, etc.

Campus

The main campus of Southern Wesleyan University is located in Central, South Carolina. The campus is spread over an area of 350 acres. The campus provides various services like housing and dining services, counseling and health services, career services, student care services and much more.

Residence

Southern Wesleyan University offers residential facilities for its students in the form of apartments and halls. The residence facilities offered at the university are-

  • Joiner-Hilson Complex- This housing complex provides single, dual and triple occupancy suites. It has a capacity of 243 students. The complex provides various facilities like laundry facilities, fitness facilities.
  • Mullinax Hall- It is suite-style housing for upperclassmen students. Male students are allotted rooms in the basement, first and second floor while females are on the first and third floors. The rooms contain two single beds, desk chairs, dressers along with air-conditioning and heating facilities.
  • Apartment- Each apartment provided by the university has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a common area. These rooms are equipped with central heat and air conditioning. The bedroom area has one adjustable single bed, one dresser (three drawers), one desk with a chair and one closet.
  • Stuart Bennet Hall- This residence hall has been reserved for OneLife Gap year students. A traditional hall with dual occupancy suites and shared living spaces.

Students can also look for off-campus student housing to stay in the US

Southern Wesleyan University Admission Process

Southern Wesleyan University offers admission to students twice a year in the fall and spring semesters. International students have different criteria of admission compared to domestic students. International students have to fulfill the following admission requirements to be eligible for admission:

How to Apply?

Application Portal: Online

Application Fee: 25 USD

Admission Requirements-

  • Completed Online Application
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • A GPA of 2.3 converted on a 4.0 scale
  • English Language Proficiency Scores- 
    • TOEFL (CBT)- 173
    • IELTS- 6.0
  • A composite SAT score of 860 or ACT score of 18
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Proof of Finances
  • Valid Visa

Southern Wesleyan University Cost of Attendance

The students who wish to get admission to the Southern Wesleyan University should know about the cost of attendance at the university in order to plan their expenses. 

The cost of attendance of the university will include various components like tuition fees, residence fees and other expenses for an international student. All the applicants can refer to the tables given below to know about the cost of attendance at Southern Wesleyan University:

Expenses incurredFees
Tuition and Fees25,426 USD
Housing and Meals8,970 USD
Books and Supplies1,060 USD
Transportation1,005 USD
Other living and Personal Expenses1,125 USD

Residence Cost

Given below is a detailed residence cost of the Southern Wesleyan University:

ResidenceCost
Joiner Hilson Complex — Double2,076 USD
Joiner Hilson Complex — Single in a designed single room2,491 USD
Joiner Hilson Complex – Single in designed double room2,699 USD
Joiner Hilson Complex – Triple in the designed triple room2,076 USD
Joiner Hilson Complex – Quad in a designed quad room2,076 USD
Jericho House - Double(350 USD per month) 1,750 USD
Jericho House - Single(550 USD per month) 2,750 USD
Mullinax Hall - Double2,076 USD
Mullinax Hall – Single in designed double room2,699 USD

Financial Aid

Southern Wesleyan University offers financial aid to international students in the form of scholarships. The University offers various scholarships for international students but students can also opt for educational loans to lessen the burden of funding their higher education. Some of the scholarships offered are-

  • Out-of-State SWU Fellow - 5,000 USD per Year
  • The university offers an Out-of-State SWU Fellowship of 5,000 USD per Year. For availing this scholarship, students will have to fill an online application.
  • Eligibility Criteria-
    • Rank in the top six percent of the class
    • 3.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • SAT score of 1200 or 27 ACT

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  • SAT score of 1400 or 32
  • ACT4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Application Deadline- January 15
  • Out-of-State / International Scholarship - 2,000 USD per Year
  • International students receive an additional 2,000 USD scholarship that is in addition to the academic aid.
  • Campus Challenge Scholarship Competition - Amount varies
    • Competitions in the areas of music, art, literature, dance, public speaking, photography or videography.
  •  Freshman Academic Aid - 3,000 USD - 9,000 USD
    • Awarded on the basis of SAT/ACT scores
    • Renewable for 120 SWU credit hours
  • External Scholarships - Amount Varies

Work-Study

The University also allows students to study while working through the Federal and Non-Federal work-study program. Students are provided with minimum wages at the base rate for their work. 

Students can work up to 20 hours per week and 40 hours per week on vacation days.

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Southern Wesleyan University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2839
FAFSA Code003422
Application Cost$25
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$24,926 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio3 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-61- -
IELTS-6- -

Southern Wesleyan University Acceptance Rate

52.6%

Acceptance Rate

953

Total Applicants

2839

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

31.6%

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68.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program52.6%
Total Applicants3677
Total Enrolled1933
Graduate
Graduate Programs52.6%
Total Applicants1724
Total Enrolled906

Southern Wesleyan University Enrollment

Enrollment
Southern Wesleyan University Enrollment2839
Undergraduate Enrollment1933
Graduate Enrollment906
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate46.8%

Attendance Cost

$24,926

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$24,926 / Year
Post Graduate Program$24,926 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,060 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,970 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,130 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$5,905 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,100 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,950 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,000 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
78476420-
+1-864-644-5000
TELEPHONE
907 Wesleyan Drive
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Restaurant

Southern Wesleyan University Dining Commons0.39 Km
Jerry's Pizza1.47 Km
Dakota's Sportsyard Ale & Wine House1.7 Km
Subway Restaurants2.28 Km
Fiesta Grill Mexican Restaurant2.29 Km
Hardee's3.82 Km
Joe's New York Pizza5.12 Km
Rick Erwin's Clemson5.15 Km
SunnySide Cafe5.22 Km
Domino's Pizza5.91 Km
Sardi's Den5.95 Km
Elkmont Tap & Cellar6.23 Km
McAlister's Deli6.6 Km
Red Bowl Asian Bistro6.7 Km
Skin's Hotdogs7.62 Km
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Bus Station

Southern Wesleyan University0.92 Km
Timberland Crossing1.43 Km
Downtown Central/Caboose1.67 Km
Downtown Central/Courtyard At The Villa1.72 Km
Timberland Crossing1.98 Km
Downtown Central/Across from Courtyard2.01 Km
Dollar General - Hwy. 93158.68 Km
Dollar General - Hwy. 93695.17 Km
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Pharmacy

Ingles Pharmacy4.02 Km
Kelli E. Scott, PharmD4.02 Km
Andrea N. Adkins, PharmD4.74 Km
Walmart Pharmacy4.76 Km
Curtis B. Chivers, RPH4.78 Km
Patrick Square Pharmacy5.15 Km
William E. Horton, RPH5.91 Km
Publix Pharmacy at Gateway Village6.68 Km
CVS7.06 Km
CVS Pharmacy7.06 Km
Walgreens Pharmacy7.52 Km
Shae Abercrombie, PharmD7.53 Km
Shannon M. Mount, PharmD7.53 Km
Walgreens7.54 Km
Hubbard/Young Pharmacy7.85 Km
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Super Market

Ingles Market4.03 Km

Shopping Mall

Rogers Plaza6.53 Km
Clemson Station7.65 Km

Airport

US Army Reserve Center-Clemson Heliport6.93 Km

Book Store

Barnes & Noble College at Clemson University Bookstore8 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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