Chances of getting into Southern Wesleyan University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
53.6%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Wesleyan University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into SWU and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 545 out of 1,016 applicants were admitted making SWU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SWU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Southern Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Southern Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1060

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern Wesleyan University?

Southern Wesleyan University typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Wesleyan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >67%
1060 to 1150 Avg + 54%-67%
970 to 1060 Avg - 41%-54%
880 to 970 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 880 Low <29%
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SWU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
69%
ACT Scores for Southern Wesleyan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Southern Wesleyan University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SWU?

Admission data indicates that SWU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 69 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Wesleyan University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Wesleyan University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >69%
20 to 23 Avg + 54%-69%
18 to 20 Avg - 43%-54%
16 to 18 Reach 33%-43%
Less than 16 Low <33%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Southern Wesleyan University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Southern Wesleyan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 600 416 1,016
Accepted 310 235 545
Acceptance Rate 52% 56% 54%
Enrolled 121 94 215
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 40% 39%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Wesleyan University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Southern Wesleyan University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southern Wesleyan University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

Frequently Asked Questions

70% of students submit their SAT scores to SWU. 69% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

54% of those who apply are granted admission to SWU. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1150. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 69% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.