Southern Wesleyan University (SWU)

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Southern Wesleyan University can be found in Central, SC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 2,100 students enrolled each year at SWU.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1188 (25th percentile) - 1560 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 15 (25th percentile) - 22 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants that get into SWU. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the SWU average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.18 for accepted students. Approximately 90 percent of all applicant were accepted at SWU, and from those that were granted acceptance about 24 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SWU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Wesleyan University was reported as 93.7% in Fall 2013 with over 698 applications submitted to this school. 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

  • SWU SAT Scores: 1188 - 1560
  • SWU ACT Scores: 15 - 22
  • SWU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Southern Wesleyan University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into SWU, 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SWU has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 89.0%
  • 2010-2011: 93.7%
  • 2011-2012: 97.4%
  • 2012-2013: 96.2%
  • 2013-2014: 93.7%
  • Projected SWU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 94.7%

How Does SWU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern Wesleyan University is sixty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Anderson University65.0%
Furman University64.0%
North Greenville University57.9%
Erskine College69.7%
Toccoa Falls College49.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SWU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading400 - 540
Math410 - 510
Writing378 - 510
Total Score1188 - 1560
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 21
Math16 - 22
Composite Score15 - 22
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