#9 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, South Carolina

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Student Population
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
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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 1,042 prospective students applied, and 365 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 199 enrolled in the school.  820 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 731 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $24,926 plus fees of $590. SWU is ranked 805 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



SWU is rated within the lower 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very Easy
Southern Wesleyan University overview
SAT 948/1153
ACT 17/23
Applications Accepted
Southern Wesleyan University overview
Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Southern Wesleyan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,060
Other Fees$590
Room and Board $9,190
Budget for Other Expenses$2,130
Total One Year Cost$37,896

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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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