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Chances of getting into Southern Wesleyan University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
35%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Wesleyan University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into SWU and can I get accepted? The school has a 35% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 365 out of 1,042 applicants were admitted making SWU a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. Of those applicants who were admitted, 55% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Southern Wesleyan University is a prized outcome for many students.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Southern Wesleyan University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SWU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
948-1153
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Southern Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 468
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 948
SAT Scores for Southern Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 593
SAT Composite 75th 1153
Average SAT Score 1050

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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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 948 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Wesleyan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1153 and Above Good >48%
1050 to 1153 Avg + 35%-48%
948 to 1050 Avg - 24%-35%
846 to 948 Reach 16%-24%
Less than 846 Low <16%
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SWU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
69%
ACT Scores for Southern Wesleyan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 #16 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Wesleyan University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >48%
20 to 23 Avg + 35%-48%
17 to 20 Avg - 24%-35%
14 to 17 Reach 16%-24%
Less than 14 Low <16%
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SWU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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Admission Statistics

Southern Wesleyan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 627 358 1,042
Accepted 217 123 365
Acceptance Rate 35% 34% 35%
Enrolled 115 84 199
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 53% 68% 55%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
227

Applicants have 227 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Southern Wesleyan University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
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.

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?

35% of those who apply are granted admission to SWU. Admission competition is high 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 948 and 1153. 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 17 and 23. 69% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.