Kansas Wesleyan University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Kansas Wesleyan University Pioneer Hall
Kansas Wesleyan University Pioneer Hall. Daniel Bethe / Wikimedia Commons

Kansas Wesleyan University Admissions Overview:

Kansas Wesleyan University is a generally open school, with around two-thirds of applicants accepted in 2016. Successful applicants will typically have good grades, test scores, and an impressive resume. Those interested in applying to KWU will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or ACT.

Admissions Data (2016):

Kansas Wesleyan University Description:

Kansas Wesleyan University is a small, private university university located on a 28-acre campus in Salina, Kansas. The majority of students come from Kansas, and Topeka is about 100 miles to the east and Wichita is 80 miles to the south. The university offers 27 majors, and among undergraduates business, nursing, and physical education are most popular. Along with the traditional undergraduate programs, the college has an MBA program and an evening program in business management for adults. Academics at KWU are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. Students have further educational opportunities through the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas, a consortium of six private, church-related colleges: KWU, Bethany College, Bethel College, McPherson College, Sterling College and Tabor College. Popular areas of study include professional fields such as nursing and business. Kansas Wesleyan is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and both the mission and vision emphasize the integration of academic and spiritual development.

Student life includes a range of clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes compete in the NAIA Division II KCAC, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. The university fields 12 varsity teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 766 (693 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 56% Male / 44% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,000
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,600
  • Other Expenses: $3,774
  • Total Cost: $41,574

Kansas Wesleyan University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 85%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,114
    • Loans: $7,963

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Nursing, Physical Education

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 59%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 51%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 35%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Baseball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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