Kentucky Wesleyan College (KWC)

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Kentucky Wesleyan College can be found in Owensboro, KY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 950 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at KWC. A score in the range of 1000 to 1198 on the SAT exam, or 20 to 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the KWC average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. KWC accepts approximately 60% of students applying. Of those that are accepted, around 23% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall KWC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Kentucky Wesleyan College was reported as 62.4% in Fall 2020 with over 1,690 college applications submitted to Kentucky Wesleyan College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • KWC ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • KWC Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Kentucky Wesleyan College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into KWC, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Kentucky Wesleyan College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 57.2%
  • 2017-2018: 58.5%
  • 2018-2019: 64.2%
  • 2019-2020: 62.4%
  • Projected KWC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 57.2%

How Does KWC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Kentucky Wesleyan College is ten percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Fisk University93.4%
Franklin College81.3%
Transylvania University89.7%
Wabash College64.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to KWC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 610
Math500 - 588
Total Score1000 - 1198
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 27
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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