|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
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.
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..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||500|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1100|
|Average SAT Score||1080|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
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
|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%|
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.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
75% of Southern Wesleyan University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||13%|
|Top 25% of class||43%|
|Top 50% of class||75%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||37%||42%||38%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Southern Wesleyan University is $25.
What are the requirements for admission to Southern Wesleyan University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
70% of students submit their SAT scores to SWU. 69% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.