Kansas Wesleyan University

155 reviews
  1. Salina, KS
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Kansas Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
100 E. Claflin Ave.
Salina, KS 67401
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
880-1140
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,390/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,720/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,109/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,220/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,254/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,903/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
55%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.11 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
593Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
60%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Athletic
    75%
  • So many are athletic that they just blend in
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
Poll
83%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.12 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Community
    44%
  • Small
    44%
  • Boring
    11%

After Kansas Wesleyan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Reviews

155 reviews
  • Excellent
    25
  • Very Good
    55
  • Average
    56
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    7
Salina has a variety of off-campus restaurants to choose from. There is a convenience store down the street from the dorms, which provides students with cheap, late-night snacks and drinks. Many students will walk down there late at night or during the day to satisfy their hunger.

There is a plethora of cheap fast-food places within short driving distance from KWU. This includes Taco Bell, McDonald's, Starbucks, and a home-owned restaurant called Bogey's. Numerous students choose Taco Bell or Bogey's if they have money for extra meals. Bogey's provides American staples such as hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, corn dogs, and delicious shakes as well as excellent customer service. It is definitely a favorite among the student population.

Next to cheap fast food, Salina also has more expensive restaurants such as Daimaru, Applebees, and Longhorn Steakhouse. However, there are numerous and popular home-owned places such as Martinelli's. Martinelli's is a home-owned Italian restaurant in Salina's downtown district. It provides excellent Italian cuisine and has old-time jazz music playing during it's open hours. It's not terribly expensive, so students wanting a more quality meal usually go to Martinelli's. It is also across from Salina's historic Stiefel Theatre, so it gets a lot of business from the Stiefel's customers. Places like Martinelli's and Applebees often get KWU students as part-time employees, so restaurants and KWU often have connections to each other.
  • College Freshman
  • May 24 2015
I'm very happy with the school! The teachers are all great and my advisor is SO helpful! He has been there to help me with every step of the process and from what I've heard with other students, they have all the same experience. As for admissions and financial aid offices, they are great! The lady that helped me through the whole admissions process knew me by name when I went on my visit, so that was very reassuring! I am currently enrolled in 15 credit hours and it's not bad at all. I play softball and I still have the desire to add another course and take 18 hours next semester despite season starting!
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 2 2012
The housing at Kansas Wesleyan is pretty great. There are three dormitories: Pfeiffer, Wilson, and Wesley. I've stayed in Wilson and Pfeiffer, and out of the two I definitely prefer Pfeiffer. It's the all-girls dorm on campus, and the only dormitory to provide individual bathrooms. There's not a lot of social activity in Pfeiffer, which is all right with me. The rooms in Pfeiffer are of decent quality, with some flaws. They don't seem to be cleaned regularly over the summer, and every once in a while there's mold. However, during the school year the maintenance staff provides quality upkeep of the dormitories and requests for fixing things are promptly granted.

The housing process is of top notch quality, too. Forms for housing are distributed in mid-April every year, and are easy to fill out. You select which dorm you prefer, and if you want a certain person as your roommate you list their name. However, roommate preferences must be mutual between two people. Otherwise, you list qualities about yourself such as cleanliness, if you are an early bird or a night owl, and how loud you are. It's a simple process. To get into the all-girls' or all-boys' dorm (Pfeiffer and Wesley) you have to be above freshmen status and promptly return your housing form. The dorms are pretty filled up during the school year, as we have a large population of on-campus students.
  • College Freshman
  • May 24 2015