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Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, KY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate67%
Acceptance Rate67%

About Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kentucky Wesleyan College Overview

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Owensboro, KY. Kentucky Wesleyan College was founded in 1858 and enrolls 785 undergrads and no graduate students. Kentucky Wesleyan College provides on-campus housing for up to 520 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Kentucky Wesleyan College!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Kentucky Wesleyan College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Kentucky Wesleyan College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Kentucky Wesleyan College has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Kentucky Wesleyan College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 67%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 20%
Tuition $28,400

Is Kentucky Wesleyan College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Kentucky Wesleyan College offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

Kentucky Wesleyan College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Kentucky Wesleyan College. The acceptance rate at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 67%. Out of 996 applications received in 2022, 670 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kentucky Wesleyan College

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Kentucky Wesleyan College, around 67% come back the next year. Around 38% of students who started at Kentucky Wesleyan College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Kentucky Wesleyan College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Kentucky Wesleyan College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Kentucky Wesleyan College'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.

As of 2021, the total market value of Kentucky Wesleyan College's endowment was $34.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Kentucky Wesleyan College

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.

For information on Kentucky Wesleyan College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $24,150 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 aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Based on this information, does Kentucky Wesleyan College seem like a good fit? 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?

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Where is Kentucky Wesleyan College Located?

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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19 - 25

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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.

Kentucky Wesleyan College SAT Scores


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Kentucky Wesleyan College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

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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