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Colleges / Kentucky Wesleyan College

About Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private, religious school that was founded in 1858. It is moderately difficult to get into Kentucky Wesleyan College. The institution enrolls around 785 students a year, including 785 undergrads.

Kentucky Wesleyan College does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

Kentucky Wesleyan College Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 67%. Last year, 996 students applied to Kentucky Wesleyan College and 670 were admitted.

Kentucky Wesleyan College Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kentucky Wesleyan College does not offer early decision. Kentucky Wesleyan College does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 67%
Average GPA 3.3
Mean ACT score 21

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Financial Aid at Kentucky Wesleyan College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Does Kentucky Wesleyan College Provide Student Housing?

Kentucky Wesleyan College offers housing for up to 520 students.

Most Kentucky Wesleyan College students live off campus.

Homecoming, Annual Thanksgiving Dinner/Lessons in Carols, and and K-Dub Idol are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

What GPA Do I Need For Kentucky Wesleyan College?

Kentucky Wesleyan College is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. The average high school GPA for a student at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 21.

Does Kentucky Wesleyan College Require Test Scores?

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 20% submitted the SAT. 88% submitted the ACT.

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Kentucky Wesleyan College Waitlist 2021

Kentucky Wesleyan College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Kentucky Wesleyan College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kentucky Wesleyan College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Kentucky Wesleyan College, around 67% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 203 students who started at Kentucky Wesleyan College as first-time freshman, 64 graduate within four years.

Kentucky Wesleyan College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 38%. 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 Outcomes and Debt for Kentucky Wesleyan College Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $24,150 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Kentucky Wesleyan College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Kentucky Wesleyan College a good school for you?

What is Kentucky Wesleyan College's Endowment?

Kentucky Wesleyan College's endowment was valued at $34,327,772 in 2021.

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Where is Kentucky Wesleyan College?

Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in the suburban setting of Owensboro, KY.

If you want to see Kentucky Wesleyan College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take I-169 to Owensboro, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Owensboro-Daviess County.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Kentucky Wesleyan College and Owensboro are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3000 Frederica Street Owensboro, KY 42301

Campus Setting: Suburban

Kentucky Wesleyan College Application Deadline

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Kentucky Wesleyan College ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kentucky Wesleyan College is 21. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Kentucky Wesleyan College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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Kentucky Wesleyan College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Kentucky Wesleyan College is like? There are approximately 785 students enrolled at Kentucky Wesleyan College. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 71% percent are from KY and 29% percent of students are from other states.


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