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Welch College

Gallatin, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About Welch College

Welch College Overview

Welch College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Gallatin, Tennessee. Welch College was founded in 1942 and enrolls 327 undergrads and no graduate students. Welch College offers on-campus housing for up to 220 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 75% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Welch College

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

Welch College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

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

2022 Welch College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 39%
Tuition $20,170
Percent of Need Met 71%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $5,986

Is Welch College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what Welch College offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Welch College

It is not competitive to get into Welch College. The acceptance rate at Welch College is 69%. Last year, 115 students applied to Welch College and 79 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Welch 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.

Around 66% of students who start at Welch College come back for their second year of college. Welch College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 25%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Welch College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Welch College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

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

Welch 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 2022, the total market value of Welch College's endowment was $2.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $5,796 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Welch College

Tuition 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.

Welch College meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $5,986 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $19,688 per student, not including those with no 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 awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Welch College.

Based on this information, is Welch College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Welch College a good school for you?

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Where is Welch College?

Welch College is located in the suburban setting of Gallatin, Tennessee, less than an hour from Nashville.

If you are interested in seeing Welch College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 65Interstate 40 to Gallatin, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Nashville International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Welch College and Gallatin are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1045 Bison Trail Gallatin, TN 37066

Campus Setting: Suburban

Welch College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Welch College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Welch College is Continuous processing.

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

Welch College ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 25

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Welch College is 21. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Welch College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Welch College SAT Scores


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Welch College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Welch College is like? There are approximately 327 students enrolled at Welch College. 67% percent of students attend school full-time, 42% percent are from TN and 58% percent of students are from other states.


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