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Study at Southern Wesleyan University

Southern Wesleyan University, also known as SWU, is located in Central South Carolina, United States. It was founded in the year 1906, and the Wesleyan Church played a vital role in establishing this university. Its main campus occupies an area of approximately 250 acres. The university offers a wide variety of degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Fine Arts
  • Division of Modern Languages
  • Division of Religion
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • Science Division
  • Social Sciences Division
Southern Wesleyan University's athletics department fields women's teams in cross country, basketball, softball, soccer, and volleyball, and men's teams in basketball, baseball, golf, cross country, and soccer. The university's sports teams are nicknamed the Warriors.

Profile of Southern Wesleyan University

Southern Wesleyan University is located in Central, SC (a town not far from a more urbanized area). The school is a Wesleyan school. Southern Wesleyan University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Southern Wesleyan University is known for its programs in business and management and education and teaching.

Southern Wesleyan University Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 430. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 570. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Southern Wesleyan University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 2, 445 enrolled students in 2007. A large number of students at Southern Wesleyan University are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Southern Wesleyan University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference.

Southern Wesleyan University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management509business management, business, human resources development, operations management, accounting, electronic commerce
Education and Teaching326teacher education, elementary school teaching, education, mental retardation education, physical education teaching, education of learning disabled, math teaching, English teaching, . . .
Religion and Philosophy23religion, religious music
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10recreation and leisure studies, sports and fitness management, health and physical Education
Therapy and Counselling9psychology
Liberal Arts9English, history, general studies, social services
Science4biology, chemistry
Medicine3pre-med, pre-dentistry
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Media1communication studies
Security and Law Enforcement0forensic science, criminal science
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech
Family and Social Work0human services

Contact: Southern Wesleyan University

Southern Wesleyan University

907 Wesleyan Drive

Central, SC 29630-1020

General Phone: (864) 644-5000


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