About Tennessee Wesleyan University

Founded in 1857, Tennessee Wesleyan University. is a Private college. Located in Tennessee, which is a city setting in Tennessee, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,015 full time undergraduate students, and 22 full time graduate students.

The Tennessee Wesleyan University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 57 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Tennessee Wesleyan University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate61%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range850-1070
ACT Range19-25

Admissions at TWC are considered Selective, with ,5% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

81% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 35% were in the top quarter, and 8% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Tennessee Wesleyan University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
80%
“We know about current events and vote”
20%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
80%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
25%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
75%
“I feel extremely safe”
40%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
60%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
20%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
60%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
80%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
20%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
60%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
20%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
60%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
40%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
80%
“We know about current events and vote”
20%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
80%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
25%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
75%
“I feel extremely safe”
40%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
60%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
20%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
60%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
80%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
20%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
60%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
20%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
60%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
40%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    15 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    12 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    17 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    17 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    17 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    17 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    17 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    17 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

Tennessee Wesleyan University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Tennessee Wesleyan University?

5 Students rated Tennessee Wesleyan University

Jordan - 07/18/2019

The perfect small town college. It's located directly between two larger cities, Chattanooga and Knoxville, that offer plenty of "big city" things to do. The professors know you. You will not go unnoticed by the faculty. The small school provides a comforting environment. The school's athletics are competitive.

Alondra - 04/12/2019

I think this is a very amazing school. It is a beautiful campus and they is a lot of support from teachers and students themselves. I have gone and we came into interaction with the president of the college who had a talk with us and seemed very genuine and interested in all students. They have a small student to teacher ratio which makes it easy for teachers to be involved with their students. There are programs that help keep students on track.

Jena - 03/20/2019

I love it! I’m more in tuned to a small school! The class of no more than 25 is awesome! And the teachers are always available for one on one help! There are lots of social things to do and the food is great! Totally awesome atmosphere couldn’t ask for a better learning experience.

Conner - 09/20/2018

I love the this college. I am glad that my parent made me look into small college because feel like this is the best fit for me. I love the Criminal Justice program and feel that all of my professors truly care if I success and if get enjoy my time in the program.

Tennessee Wesleyan University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Tennessee Wesleyan University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Tennessee Wesleyan University is 61%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to be more prepared. It's alot different than just switching from Elementary school to middle school then High school. It takes alot more effort and alot more studying is involved. So I would recommened getting everything ready in advanced and not beat around the bush. School can wait but only for a little bit. You can't just keep putting everything off. Sometimes you don't have time to do things at the last minute. I believe that anything is possible if you try try and try again. Don't give up even if you seem to fail at something because sooner or later you will get the hang of it.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Be prepared at Tennessee Wesleyan to be in an environement that is prepared for learning. Be ready to engage in great discussion and lectures with your instructors. Be prepared to hit your career ready to succeed.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The school is best know for its friendly staff that work here.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who wants to party. This is a christian school and you will get suspended if your caught.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I consider my school to be unique because it so small compared to other colleges that considered. The class ratio is tremendously smaller than the other schools. It is also different because of it's religious background.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school, Tennessee Wesleyan College, is the cost. I love the campus and instructors, however the cost is out of my price range. I am currently getting student loans to help pay for classes and will pay them off on a teacher's salary after I graduate. After transferring colleges three times, Tennessee Wesleyan College offered courses that would help me graduate quicker than other area schools. In the end, the timing of graduation, nice campus, and loving instructors are keeping me at TWC, despite cost.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The friendly environment and how everyone gets along and can hang out with any issues. The college has the students best interests at heart.

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Tennessee Wesleyan College is a private, Christian/Methodist based college with a small comfortable campus, great staff, and they really treat you like a person not like a number.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    Free tutoring, Commuters lunch deals. It helps alot that they offer these things because i can't really afford it other wise

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Students who want to go to a smaller college,but still wants a good education.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known the classes were as tough as they are. I started out with 18 hours plus baseball and I had to drop a class to see straight. I love the challenge and it was a very blessed challenge.

    Read all  1 answers
  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Not being able to make up classwork or tests that you miss due to sickness, and sports

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

63%

female

37%

male

1,015

Total Undergrad Enrollment

22

Total Grad Students

17%

Out-Of-State

75%

In-State

8%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

1

Fraternities

2

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

37%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
1%
% White or Caucasian
50%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Tennessee Wesleyan University receive some sort of financial aid. 49% were awarded federal grants. While 66% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$23,000

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$7,540

Room and Board

31,740

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,786
$30 - $48K
$9,242
$48 - $75K
$11,258
$75 - $110K
$12,948
$110K & UP
$14,507

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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