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Colleges / Tennessee Wesleyan University

Tennessee Wesleyan University

Athens, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%
Acceptance Rate60%

Tennessee Wesleyan University Admissions

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

Students who submit their applications to Tennessee Wesleyan University for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Tennessee Wesleyan University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Tennessee Wesleyan University's admissions stats.

Tennessee Wesleyan University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 25%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 77%
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 Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Tennessee Wesleyan University?

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

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

More on Tennessee Wesleyan University Admissions

Transferring to Tennessee Wesleyan University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

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 determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Tennessee Wesleyan University

What does Tennessee Wesleyan University consider 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
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Tennessee Wesleyan University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Tennessee Wesleyan University, all applicants 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
Other Requirements ACT or SAT
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.25

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, 26% submitted a class rank. At Tennessee Wesleyan University 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 14% were in the top 25% and 36% 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 11.9%
3.75 and 3.99 29.7%
3.50 and 3.74 18.8%
3.25 and 3.49 12.9%
3.00 and 3.24 8.9%
2.50 and 2.9 14.9%
2.00 and 2.49 2.9%

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 considers standardized tests scores during 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 2022, 8% of Tennessee Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 77% 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 aim to score between 940 and 1135 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Tennessee Wesleyan University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1135 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Tennessee Wesleyan University students scored 575 or higher and 75% of students scored 425 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Tennessee Wesleyan University students scored 588 or higher, and 75% scored a 425 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Tennessee Wesleyan University?

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.

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More Information on Transferring to Tennessee Wesleyan University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Tennessee Wesleyan University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

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 • DSST/DANTES

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 you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting 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 60%.

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

🟨 Tennessee 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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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 60%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.


Tennessee Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Tennessee Wesleyan University is Aug 15.

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

Tennessee 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Tennessee 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.

Tennessee Wesleyan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1135


Math SAT Range

490 - 575


Reading SAT Range

425 - 588

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 3.5. 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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