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Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate62%
Acceptance Rate62%

About Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan University Overview

Kansas Wesleyan University is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Salina, Kansas. Kansas Wesleyan University was founded in 1886 and the school presently has around 803 students per year, which includes 749 undergrad students. Kansas Wesleyan University offers housing for up to 500 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 90% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at Kansas Wesleyan University

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Kansas Wesleyan University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Kansas Wesleyan University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Kansas Wesleyan University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Kansas Wesleyan University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Kansas Wesleyan University on the Student Life page.

2022 Kansas Wesleyan University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 62%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 24%
Tuition $31,950
Percent of Need Met 75%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $23,862

Is Kansas Wesleyan University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Kansas Wesleyan University offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Kansas Wesleyan University

It is moderately difficult to get into Kansas Wesleyan University. The university admitted 62% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 1,293 applications received in 2022, 799 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kansas Wesleyan University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 64% of students who start at Kansas Wesleyan University return for their second year of college. Around 47% of students who started at Kansas Wesleyan University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Kansas Wesleyan University Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 73% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Kansas Wesleyan University grads have an average starting salary of $40,107 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Kansas Wesleyan University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Kansas Wesleyan University's endowment was valued at $31.2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Kansas Wesleyan University spends about $6,125 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Kansas Wesleyan University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Kansas Wesleyan University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Kansas Wesleyan University full-time are awarded $23,862 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $39,285 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Kansas Wesleyan University.

Based on this information, is Kansas Wesleyan University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Kansas Wesleyan University a good school for you?

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Where is Kansas Wesleyan University?

Kansas Wesleyan University is located in the small town setting of Salina, Kansas.

If you would like to see Kansas Wesleyan University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 70 and 135 to Salina, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Salina Regional Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Kansas Wesleyan University and Salina are like without leaving home.

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College Info

100 East Claflin Avenue Salina, KS 67401-6196

Campus Setting: Small Town

Kansas Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kansas Wesleyan University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Kansas Wesleyan University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kansas Wesleyan University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Kansas Wesleyan University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Kansas Wesleyan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

910 - 1100


Math SAT Range

440 - 550


Reading SAT Range

460 - 550

Kansas Wesleyan University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Kansas Wesleyan University is like? There are approximately 803 students enrolled at Kansas Wesleyan University, including 749 undergraduate students and 54 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 44% percent are from KS and 56% percent of students are from other states.


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