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Tennessee Wesleyan University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Athens, TN

$25,340

Avg tuition

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About Tennessee Wesleyan University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, United Methodist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Tennessee Wesleyan University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Athens, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 974, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 60%. The university offers 49 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 52%, and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Tuition and fees for students are $25,340.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

60% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

69% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

52% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-23

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 930-1180

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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1k

Students enrolled

79%

Online student enrollment

10:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

White

74%

Black

7%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Hispanic

5%

Unknown

3%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

65%

Socio-economic diversity

47% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

3

Total Online Enrollment

859

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

95% On-campus

5% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 2% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 25% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $25,340 $25,340
Graduate $20,870 $20,870

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,400
On-campus room and board $8,400
On-campus other expenses $2,500
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $8,000
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,500
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,500

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $37,640 $37,640
Off-campus without family $38,240 $38,240
Off-campus with family $30,240 $30,240

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

47%

State Grant Aid

74%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

47%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,335
State Grant Aid $5,362
Institution Grant Aid $13,796
Pell Grant Aid $5,067

Financial Outlook

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

$34k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NAIA Division I

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies

BA

MA

DOC

2

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

3

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

4

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

5

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

6

Education

BA

MA

DOC

7

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

8

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

9

Health Professions And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

10

History

BA

MA

DOC

11

History

BA

MA

DOC

12

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services

BA

MA

DOC

13

Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities

BA

MA

DOC

14

Mathematics And Statistics

BA

MA

DOC

15

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

BA

MA

DOC

16

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies

BA

MA

DOC

17

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology

BA

MA

DOC