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Colleges / Tennessee Wesleyan University

Tennessee Wesleyan University

Athens, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate61%

Tennessee Wesleyan University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Tennessee Wesleyan University. Around 61% of applicants get into Tennessee Wesleyan University each year. Out of 976 applications received in 2023, 592 students were offered admission.

Check in with Tennessee Wesleyan University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Tennessee Wesleyan University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Tennessee Wesleyan University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 21%
Mean SAT Score 1050
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 10%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 76%
Waitlist No

Tennessee Wesleyan University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Tennessee Wesleyan University?

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

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Tennessee Wesleyan University Admissions

For applicants who are not residents of Tennessee, getting into Tennessee Wesleyan University is not difficult.

Transferring to Tennessee Wesleyan University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Tennessee Wesleyan University

Tennessee Wesleyan University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Tennessee Wesleyan University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Tennessee Wesleyan University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Tennessee Wesleyan University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Tennessee Wesleyan University for more information on admission factors.

Tennessee Wesleyan University Application Requirements

To apply to Tennessee Wesleyan University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Tennessee 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) 2.25
Other Requirements TOEFL, ACT or SAT
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

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

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At Tennessee Wesleyan University 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Tennessee Wesleyan University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 13%
3.75 and 3.99 25.5%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 14.5%
3.00 and 3.24 11.5%
2.50 and 2.9 12.5%
2.00 and 2.49 3.5%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Tennessee Wesleyan University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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. 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.

Standardized Test Scores

Tennessee Wesleyan University has 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 2022, 10% of Tennessee Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 76% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Tennessee Wesleyan University?

To be competitive with other Tennessee Wesleyan University applicants, you should strive to score between 970 and 1110 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Tennessee Wesleyan University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1110 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Tennessee Wesleyan University student is 1050.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Tennessee Wesleyan University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Tennessee Wesleyan University students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

To be most competitive at Tennessee Wesleyan University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Tennessee Wesleyan University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

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

More Information on Transferring to Tennessee Wesleyan University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Tennessee Wesleyan University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Tennessee Wesleyan University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Tennessee Wesleyan University?

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

Does Tennessee Wesleyan University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Tennessee Wesleyan University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

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

❌ No, Tennessee Wesleyan University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Tennessee Wesleyan University's acceptance rate?

✅ Tennessee Wesleyan University's acceptance rate is 61%.

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

❌ Tennessee Wesleyan University does not offer early decision.

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Tennessee Wesleyan University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Tennessee Wesleyan University? Tennessee Wesleyan University is a less selective institution. The Tennessee Wesleyan University acceptance rate is 61%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.


Tennessee Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Tennessee Wesleyan University is Continuous processing.

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

Tennessee Wesleyan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1110


Math SAT Range

490 - 590


Reading SAT Range

460 - 560

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1110 and Above


970 to 1110


970 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Tennessee Wesleyan University students is 1050. Applicants with SAT scores of 1110 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Tennessee Wesleyan University, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1110 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Tennessee Wesleyan University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Tennessee Wesleyan University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.49. 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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