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#6 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, South Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
1,345
Southern Wesleyan University overview
Location Central, South Carolina
Online edu.
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Wesleyan
Southern Wesleyan University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Central, South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Wesleyan faith. In the most recent statistical year 922 prospective students applied, and 514 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 194 enrolled in the school.  789 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 556 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $24,926 plus fees of $750. SWU is ranked 717 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

SWU is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Southern Wesleyan University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
Southern Wesleyan University overview
SAT 1050/1100
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.5
Applications Accepted
55.7% 
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$24,926
Costs for Southern Wesleyan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,060
Other Fees$750
Room and Board $9,370
Budget for Other Expenses$2,130
Total One Year Cost$38,236

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
42% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southern Wesleyan University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 66%
Education 12%
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 3%
Psychology 3%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217776 IPEDS survey data for Southern Wesleyan University.

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