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Southern Wesleyan University Admissions

If you want to apply to Southern Wesleyan University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 1 and the application fee is $25.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Southern Wesleyan University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Southern Wesleyan University's admissions stats.

Southern Wesleyan University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 76%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 41%
Waitlist No

Continue reading for more information on Southern Wesleyan University's admissions stats.

Considering Applying Early to Southern Wesleyan University?

Southern Wesleyan University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Southern Wesleyan University Hard To Get Into?

Southern Wesleyan University is a slightly difficult school to get into. Southern Wesleyan University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Southern Wesleyan University accepted 94% of students, around 540 of the 575 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Southern Wesleyan University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does Southern Wesleyan University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Southern Wesleyan University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Talent/Ability Important
Recommendation(s) Considered

Southern Wesleyan University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Southern Wesleyan University must submit the following items. Double check with Southern Wesleyan University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southern Wesleyan University?

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. 4.0. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Students admitted to Southern Wesleyan University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5

Out of all students that were admitted, 84% submitted a class rank. At Southern Wesleyan University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.

At Southern Wesleyan University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 84%

Southern Wesleyan University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Southern Wesleyan University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2011, 76% of Southern Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 41% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Southern Wesleyan University?

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What's a Good ACT Score for Southern Wesleyan University?

To be most competitive at Southern Wesleyan University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Southern Wesleyan University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southern Wesleyan University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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Transferring to Southern Wesleyan University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Southern Wesleyan University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Southern Wesleyan University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Southern Wesleyan University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Southern Wesleyan University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Southern Wesleyan University.

Does Southern Wesleyan University accept transfer credits?

Southern Wesleyan University ✅ accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Southern Wesleyan University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Southern Wesleyan University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Southern Wesleyan University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Southern Wesleyan University?

✅ Southern Wesleyan University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Southern Wesleyan University's acceptance rate?

✅ Southern Wesleyan University's acceptance rate is 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Southern Wesleyan University?

❌ Southern Wesleyan University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Southern Wesleyan University?

❌ Southern Wesleyan University does not offer eary action.

Want To Learn More About Southern Wesleyan University?

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Southern Wesleyan University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Southern Wesleyan University? Southern Wesleyan University is a less selective institution. The Southern Wesleyan University acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.


Southern Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southern Wesleyan University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southern Wesleyan University is Aug 1.

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

Southern Wesleyan University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


18 to 22


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southern Wesleyan University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Southern Wesleyan University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 22 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.

Southern Wesleyan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Southern Wesleyan University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southern Wesleyan University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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