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TWU at a Glance

Location

Tennessee Wesleyan University occupies a 40-acre tract of land two blocks north of the courthouse square in downtown Athens, the county seat of McMinn County. Athens is located near I-75, midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville in the heart of the Sweetwater Valley.

Campus

A “park-like” setting, Tennessee Wesleyan’s main campus is made up of more than 21 buildings on 40 acres, including a lush landscape of mature trees and beautiful 1800’s architecture. The size of campus allows students to move easily between classes, administrative offices and services, athletic events and college activities.

The Tennessee Wesleyan University and Fort Sanders School of Nursing, in addition to an evening business program, is housed at the university’s satellite location in Knoxville. The Knoxville site is located on Cogdill Road, just off of Pellissippi Parkway. Its facilities provide students with the latest technology and spacious classrooms.

Residence Life

The campus includes a variety of attractive and comfortable residence halls. In addition to Fowler Hall and Keith Hall, the university also offers two apartment-style residence halls: Nocatula Apartments and Wesley Commons. Nocatula Apartments has four private bedrooms, two baths, and a common dining, living and kitchen area in each suite. The 102-bed Wesley Commons also has four bedrooms per suite with common living, dining, and kitchen facilities.

Size

Tennessee Wesleyan University enrolls more than 1,100 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition, room and board, and fees for full-time resident students along with tuition and fees for full-time non-resident students can be found here.

Activities/Clubs

More than 30 clubs and organizations are active on Tennessee Wesleyan's campus, including student government, academic and interest groups, honor societies, performance groups, religious organizations and sororities.

Athletics

Tennessee Wesleyan University participates in NAIA Division II, Region XII, is a member of the respected Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC), and fields teams in all major collegiate sports.

BULLDOG ATHLETIC TEAMS

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track

LADY BULLDOG ATHLETIC TEAMS

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Track

Financial Aid

More than 90 percent of Tennessee Wesleyan’s students received some type of financial aid, including state and federal grants, work-study opportunities and the HOPE Scholarship (lottery). The college also offers scholarships as a part of its institutional aid program, and more than 90 percent of students who apply receive a form of institutional aid.

Accreditation

Tennessee Wesleyan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tennessee Wesleyan University.

In addition, Tennessee Wesleyan’s program has been approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.

Admission Policy

Tennessee Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its educational programs, admissions activities, or employment practices.

  • 1,015 Number of Students
  • 86% receive financial aid
  • 30+ undergraduate majors
  • 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio