Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU)

Salina, KS

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Kansas Wesleyan University Student Essentials

Kansas Wesleyan University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: United Methodist
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Coyotes
Website: www.kwu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $22,600
Out-of-State Tuition: $22,600
Retention Rate: 48%
Enrollment: 984
Year Established: 1886

About KWU

North Central Kansas residents seeking a liberal arts education grounded in Christian principles should consider the Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina.

The university was founded by the United Methodist Church and maintains its commitment to Christianity by providing students with a faith-based college life. From weekly chapel services to community service opportunities, students will have many options to nurture their spiritual relationship.

The university’s academics represent a wide range of liberal arts disciplines, like:

  • Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Art

Nearly all teachers at KWU hold advanced degrees in their field of instruction, so you can be sure the education you receive will be exceptional.

KWU offers students the opportunity to participate in its many student organizations, which are responsible for coordinating the exciting activities always happening on campus, like formal dances, movie nights and orientation events.

If you are looking for professional leadership experience, you can check out many of KWU’s honor societies, including Alpha Chi, Alpha Theta Alpha and Kappa Psi Upsilon.

Students interested in applying must fulfill these KWU admissions requirements:

  • Hold a high school diploma or GED
  • High school GPA of at least 2.5
  • ACT score of 18 or SAT score of 860

Students who have maintained a high school GPA of at least 3.0, scored over 20 on the ACT and file a FAFSA will be considered for merit-based scholarships funded by the university. Additional forms of KWU financial aid include federal grants and loans.

KWU Map & Location

Kansas Wesleyan University
100 E. Claflin Ave.
Salina, KS 67401


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Getting Around KWU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Salina, KS

Winter
Dec
42
22
Jan
42
20
Feb
47
25
Spring
Mar
57
34
Apr
67
43
May
77
54
Summer
Jun
87
64
Jul
93
69
Aug
91
68
Fall
Sep
82
58
Oct
69
46
Nov
55
33

KWU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 928
Freshman Class 139
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 984

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 11%
  • African American: 9%
  • Caucasian: 76%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 11%
African American 9%
Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 49%
Men 51%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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