Tennessee Wesleyan College

204 East College Street, Athens, TN 37303
Tel: (423)745-7504
Private not-for-profit | 1,077 students
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.

School Overview:

Tennessee Wesleyan College
CountyMcminn County, TN
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
57 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,077 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
988 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
89 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted76%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)410-530450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)430-540460-573
ACT English (25-75%)16-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)16-2218-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2420-25

School Notes:

  • 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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