Kansas Wesleyan University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Kansas


Kansas Wesleyan University is a small, private university university located on a 28-acre campus in Salina, Kansas. The majority of students come from Kansas, and Topeka is about 100 miles to the east and Wichita is 80 miles to the south. The university offers 27 majors, and among undergraduates business, nursing, and physical education are most popular. Along with the traditional undergraduate programs, the college has an MBA program and an evening program in business management for adults. Academics at KWU are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. Students have further educational opportunities through the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas, a consortium of six private, church-related colleges: KWU, Bethany College, Bethel College, McPherson College, Sterling College and Tabor College. Kansas Wesleyan is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and both the mission and vision emphasize the integration of academic and spiritual development. Student life includes a range of clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes compete in the NAIA Division II KCAC, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. The university fields 12 varsity teams.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Nursing, Physical Education

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 879
Total Grad Students: 106
Undergraduate Students: 773
Faculty: 42

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 45%
Percent Female: 55%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 18%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 33%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

100 E. Claflin Ave.
Salina Kansas 67401

Website: http://www.kwu.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 800-874-1154

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
785-827-5541 x1285

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
For transfer students, the baseline requirements are 24 or more hours that are transferable to KWU, a GPA of 2.0 for Kansas residents or 2.5 for out of state residents, and a ratio of earned transferable credit hours to attempted total credit hours of 66% or greater.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:

Credits (Min/Max):
At least 63 of the 126 credit hours required for the Baccalaureate degree must be earned at a four-year institution. A maximum of 63 credit hours will be transferred from two-year institutions.

Test Scores for Applying:

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
There is a $20.00 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 23
English 18 23
Math 18 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 430 490
Math 440 540

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 59%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -59%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 800

Other Expenses: 4200

Room and Board: 7200

Tuition and Fees: 21400

Total Cost: 33600

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
On average, KWU students received $23,015 in financial assistance programs (scholarships, grants, campus employment and student loans) this year. 99% of full-time students receive over $15.6M annually in financial assistance.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7281

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 92%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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