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Tennessee Wesleyan University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Tennessee Wesleyan University, the regular decision application deadline is August 17 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

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

Tennessee Wesleyan University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Tennessee Wesleyan University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 14%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 82%

Considering Applying Early to Tennessee Wesleyan University?

Tennessee 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.

How To Get Into Tennessee Wesleyan University

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

In 2021, Tennessee Wesleyan University accepted 61% of all applicants, around 633 of the 1,039 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Tennessee 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's Most Important to Get In to Tennessee Wesleyan University?

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 given the most weight 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Tennessee Wesleyan University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.25
Other Requirements ACT or SAT
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

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

Students admitted to Tennessee Wesleyan University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Tennessee Wesleyan University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 23%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 18%
3.00 and 3.24 18%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 4%

Tennessee Wesleyan University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Tennessee Wesleyan University 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.

In 2021, 14% of Tennessee Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 82% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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

To be competitive with other Tennessee Wesleyan University applicants, you should strive to earn between 850 and 1020 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Tennessee Wesleyan University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1020 and 25% of scored lower than 850, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Tennessee Wesleyan University students scored 530 or higher and 75% of students scored 420 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Tennessee Wesleyan University students scored 530 or higher, and 75% scored a 420 or higher.

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

To be most competitive at Tennessee Wesleyan University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Tennessee Wesleyan University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Tennessee Wesleyan University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to Tennessee Wesleyan University

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 17.

Transfer students can enroll in Tennessee Wesleyan University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring 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
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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

Tennessee Wesleyan University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) 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 your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Tennessee Wesleyan University's acceptance rate?

Tennessee Wesleyan University's acceptance rate is 61%.

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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.



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Tennessee Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 17

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 17

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Tennessee Wesleyan University is Aug 17.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Tennessee Wesleyan University is Aug 17.

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

Tennessee Wesleyan University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


19 to 25


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Tennessee Wesleyan University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Tennessee Wesleyan University. 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.

Tennessee Wesleyan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

850 - 1020


Math SAT Range

430 - 530


Reading SAT Range

420 - 530

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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 3.41. 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.

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