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Chances of getting into Southern Wesleyan University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
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 acceptance rate at SWU is 56%.  It ranks #4 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. SWU is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 514 out of 922 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 1050/1100 ACT 18/24). Southern Wesleyan University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The SWU application fee is $25 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Southern Wesleyan University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 70% of students submitted SAT scores and 69% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

SWU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Southern Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Southern Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 500
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Southern Wesleyan University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. SWU ranks #11 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Wesleyan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >68%
1075 to 1100 Avg + 56%-68%
1050 to 1075 Avg - 43%-56%
1025 to 1050 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 1025 Low <31%
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SWU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
69%
ACT Scores for Southern Wesleyan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
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 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Wesleyan University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >68%
21 to 24 Avg + 56%-68%
18 to 21 Avg - 43%-56%
15 to 18 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 15 Low <31%
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SWU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Southern Wesleyan University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into SWU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Wesleyan University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SWU accepts 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

75% of Southern Wesleyan University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Southern Wesleyan University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Southern Wesleyan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 559 316 922
Accepted 314 184 514
Acceptance Rate 56% 58% 56%
Enrolled 117 77 194
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 42% 38%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southern Wesleyan University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Wesleyan University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Southern Wesleyan University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

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.

FAQs

Does Southern Wesleyan University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Southern Wesleyan University?

56% 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.

What SAT score is required for Southern Wesleyan University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1100. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southern Wesleyan University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 69% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.