Southern Wesleyan University

211 reviews
  1. Central, SC
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Southern Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern States Athletic Conference
Address
907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, SC 29630
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
810-1050
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$16,022/ 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
    $16,144/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,496/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,211/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,013/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,926/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
91%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,353Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
57%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
15%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.18 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 3 responses
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  • Conservative
    100%

After Southern Wesleyan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses

Reviews

211 reviews
  • Excellent
    34
  • Very Good
    89
  • Average
    53
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    21
Swu is a great school and environment. Some people hate it because of things like the rules and things like that but it is a Christian school. I have no clue why people act surprised of rules. I'm sure they knew that when they applied. BUT, if you can get over that, and learn to enjoy the experience, it's a great school. But only if you like smaller schools. Everyone knows everyone
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
If I could do it over, I wouldn't choose swu again. It doesn't feel like you're getting the full experience of being a college student here. The campus and classes are so small that you see the same people everyday as if you're still in high school, depending how big your high school was. After classes and on weekends, there's nothing and no where fun to go on campus. You can drive about 15 min to Clemson and find something there, but you'd wish there'd be something cool to do that's closer after awhile. Being a private Christian school, there are lots of rules here that a normal college wouldn't have, so you can get in trouble for a lot of little things which makes it annoying. Most of the students and teachers are pretty religious and it can feel overwhelming if you're not super religious. You are required to take religion classes each semester that have nothing to do with your major and they affect your GPA the most. So it basically feels like you're at church camp rather than a university. It is also expensive to go here so you're gonna need to consider opening loans for your first few years even when applying for scholarships. They make you live on-campus so you'll have to pay the full room & board and meal plan, even though the cafeteria is only open certain times of the day and the food is pretty crappy. Other students may be happy with this, but I'm not settling for that as I'm already planning to transfer.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
The location is convenient and I like how the adult schedule is structured. Some required classes offer little to me personally, but my core classes have been very informative and challenging.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago