Kentucky Wesleyan College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Kentucky Wesleyan College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 57%, KWC is a fairly open school--students with average grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. As part of the application, students will need to submit SAT or ACT scores. For more information, including important dates and deadlines, be sure to visit the college's webpage. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Kentucky Wesleyan College Description:

Located on an attractive 55-acre campus in the small city of Owensboro, Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college is about 40 minutes from Evansville, Indiana, and Nashville and Louisville are both about two hours away. For a small college, KWC offers an impressive 40 majors and 11 pre-professional programs. Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The college has also been moving into the online market and offers a BS in business administration that can be completed entirely online. Kentucky Wesleyan is an excellent value with tuition lower than many comparable private colleges, and nearly all students receive significant grant aid. Student life at KWC is active with over 40 clubs and organizations. A large percentage of students participate in intercollegiate athletics. The Panthers compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. The school fields six men's and seven women's varsity sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 785 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,050
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,480
  • Other Expenses: $2,200
  • Total Cost: $36,130

Kentucky Wesleyan College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 81%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,874
    • Loans: $6,043

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Education

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 38%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Kentucky Wesleyan College Mission Statement:

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"Kentucky Wesleyan College, in partnership with the United Methodist Church, fosters a liberal arts education that nourishes, stimulates and prepares future leaders intellectually, spiritually and physically to achieve success in life."

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