Tennessee Wesleyan College
In keeping with the spirit of the liberal arts, Tennessee Wesleyan College seeks within the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition to provide for students the highest quality educational experience, to promote a personal life-style founded on integrity, responsibility, meaning, and purpose, and to prepare for a life of leadership and service in an ever changing global community.
Tennessee Wesleyan College
|County||Mcminn County, TN|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--General|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private not-for-profit|
|Instructional Staff Total|
(research/public service staff included)
|57 staff||115 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,077 students||1,633 students|
|# Full-Time Students||988 students||1,434 students|
|# Part-Time Students||89 students||137 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||1%|
|% Two or more races||-||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees|
|Out-State Tuition Fees|
|SAT Reading (25-75%)||410-530||450-570|
|SAT Math (25-75%)||430-540||460-573|
|ACT English (25-75%)||16-24||19-25|
|ACT Math (25-75%)||16-22||18-25|
|ACT Composite (25-75%)||18-24||20-25|
- Tennessee Wesleyan takes pride in its role as a small church-related college affiliated with the United Methodist Church and accepts the challenge of advancing a community of learning on the main campus in Athens and at its off-campus sites. The College serves a heterogeneous student body comprising traditional and non-traditional students, non-degree-seeking adult learners, and a significant international student population.
- For almost 150 years, Tennessee Wesleyan College has been a vital institution of higher education in the Southeast. Tennessee Wesleyan is affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. Students complete a required liberal arts core curriculum that spans four years and emphasizes a global perspective on history, literature, and culture. Student participation is promoted through writing assignments, discussion, and an active approach to thinking and reasoning.
- The College offers baccalaureate programs in fine arts, humanities, natural and social sciences as well as business, nursing, other career-related areas, and teacher certification. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to be knowledgeable, to think critically and creatively, and to develop a basis for effective judgment.
- Tennessee Wesleyan College's curriculum spans more than 25 programs of study, including our interdisciplinary programs, which allow students to combine classes from more than one subject area to create a more specialized major
- Tennessee Wesleyan College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, or physical handicap in its educational programs, admissions activities, or employment practices.
- The campus has been situated on a hill within the city limits of Athens. Today the College occupies a forty-acre tract of land two blocks north of the courthouse square. Athens, the county seat of McMinn County and a community of 15,000, is located near I-75 midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville in the heart of the Sweetwater Valley.
- Tennessee Wesleyan College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award bachelor's degrees.
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