Kansas Wesleyan University

100 E. Claflin Ave., Salina, KS 67401-6196
Tel: (785) 827-5541
Private, non-profit | 897 students
Kansas Wesleyan University provides an education program characterized by excellence within a caring community, rooted in the liberal arts tradition. The call of the university is to develop both intellect and character, to stimulate creativity and discovery, to nurture the whole person--body, mind, and spirit. Diversity is encouraged in curriculum, faculty, and students.

School Overview:

Kansas Wesleyan University
CountySaline County, KS
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
51 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment897 students1,633 students
# Undergraduate Students
750 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
35 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Total Dormitory Capacity527571
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%96%
Percent Admitted48%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)440-540450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)460-570460-573
ACT English (25-75%)18-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2518-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)20-2420-25

School Notes:

  • Kansas Wesleyan University is a liberal arts institution located in Salina, Kansas. Founded in 1886, it maintains a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church and is supported by the Kansas West Conference. The school's accreditation was reaffirmed in 1997 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • The University is divided academically into six divisions and eighteen departments. Courses are offered for 25 undergraduate majors and a MBA Degree which offers emphasis in Business Administration or Sports Management. KWU also offers the Adult Professional Studies program which allows adults to continue their education with convenient night classes at an affordable price.
  • The University offers more than 27 major programs: MBA, BA, BS, BASB, BSN, AA, AAS degrees; plus evening degree completion programs for adults in nursing, business management and criminal justice. The University is mMember of the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas (ACCK), a consortium of six academic institutions within 70 miles of KWU through which students may enroll in courses and resources.
  • The 28-acre KWU campus is located in the center of the country (literally)—Salina, Kansas. It’s a city with a population of 48,000 that has a hometown atmosphere but lives large. It’s a city of movies, malls, restaurants, arts, concerts, sports and smiles all around.
  • Kansas Wesleyan University is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, National League for Nursing and Kansas State Department of Education.
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