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Southern Wesleyan University

Central, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%
Acceptance Rate57%

Southern Wesleyan University Admissions

Reach out to Southern Wesleyan University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Students who apply to Southern Wesleyan University for the fall semester should hear back from Southern Wesleyan University by September 1.

Southern Wesleyan University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Southern Wesleyan University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 45%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 35%
Waitlist No

Southern Wesleyan University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Southern Wesleyan University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Southern Wesleyan University?

Southern Wesleyan University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Southern Wesleyan University directly for more information about early applications.

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

More on Southern Wesleyan University Admissions

How To Get Into Southern Wesleyan University

Southern Wesleyan University is a not difficult school to get into.

In 2021, Southern Wesleyan University accepted 57% of all applicants, about 424 from the 749 applicants.

Schools that are not 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.

Transferring to Southern Wesleyan University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Southern Wesleyan University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Southern Wesleyan University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider 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 on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Southern Wesleyan University

Wondering what factors are considered by Southern 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
First Generation Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Southern Wesleyan University Application Requirements

To apply to Southern Wesleyan University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Southern 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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.3

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Southern Wesleyan University have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 74% submitted a class rank. At Southern Wesleyan University 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 71% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 50%
3.75 and 3.99 18%
3.50 and 3.74 10%
3.25 and 3.49 8%
3.00 and 3.24 5%
2.50 and 2.9 7%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

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 Southern 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

Southern Wesleyan University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 45% of Southern Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 35% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Southern Wesleyan University?

To be competitive with other Southern Wesleyan University applicants, you should aim to earn between 973 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Southern Wesleyan University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 973, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Southern Wesleyan University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Southern Wesleyan University students scored 598 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Southern Wesleyan University?

To be most competitive at Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern Wesleyan University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Southern Wesleyan University

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

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer 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 • DSST/DANTES

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?

✅ The acceptance rate for Southern Wesleyan University is 57%.

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

🟨 Southern Wesleyan University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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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 57%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.


Southern Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

Southern Wesleyan University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


18 to 24


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 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Southern Wesleyan University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 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

973 - 1160


Math SAT Range

480 - 570


Reading SAT Range

500 - 598

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 4.0. 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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