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Tennessee Wesleyan University Student Life

Tennessee Wesleyan University is on a 40-acre campus in a small town setting in Athens, Tennessee, not far from Knoxville and Chattanooga. Tennessee Wesleyan University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Tennessee Wesleyan University has sororities but not fraternities.

Tennessee Wesleyan University has a thriving Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In fact, more students participate in Fellowship of Christian Athletes than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Tennessee Wesleyan University include Greek Life, Education Ambassadors, Phi Beta Lambda and Multicultural Student Association.

The Tennessee Wesleyan University community comes together each year for Annual Day of Service, Opening Convocation and Honors Convocation.

Tennessee Wesleyan University Housing

Tennessee Wesleyan University offers housing. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Tennessee Wesleyan University students live off campus. In 2021, 5% of undergrads at Tennessee Wesleyan University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 67% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Tennessee Wesleyan University. There are 410 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,056 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 324 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Tennessee Wesleyan University offers coed housing.

Tennessee Wesleyan University Athletics

At Tennessee Wesleyan University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Tennessee Wesleyan University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Bowling Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Golf Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Tennis Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is Tennessee Wesleyan University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Tennessee Wesleyan University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security.

Tennessee Wesleyan University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Tennessee Wesleyan University has night patrols by trained security personnel.

Plan a Visit to Tennessee Wesleyan University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Tennessee Wesleyan University, take Interstate 75 to Athens, TN. If you need to fly, book your flight to McGhee Tyson Municipal airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Tennessee you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Tennessee Wesleyan University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Tennessee Wesleyan University Students

62%

Women

38%

Men

90%

Full Time

10%

Part Time

87%

In State

13%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

73%

9%

5%

5%

3%

3%

1%

0.28%

0.09%

Undergraduate Students

1,056

Graduate Students

112

Non-Resident / International Students

56

Tennessee Wesleyan University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,168

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

61%

Tuition and Fees

In State

Unknown

Out-of-State

Unknown

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 17
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