Preview Day - November 10

Located in South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives.

Professors provide one-on-one mentoring outside the classroom at Southern Wesleyan University

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Fine Arts Events at SWU

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Awaken Your Purpose

At Southern Wesleyan University, we believe God created you for a unique purpose. We believe you were meant to impact the world for good. Our Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ.

Make a bold move. Awaken your purpose.

Become part of the next class of talented, innovating SWU students.
Apply online today.


 

Nathan Stegenga

Discovering my potential

During my time at Southern Wesleyan, I was able to mature into a leader through different campus activities and organizations, through being a resident assistant, and through the challenge to develop my walk with God. I began my journey by pursuing my passion for the outdoors and all of the adventures they hold. As I developed my course of study at SWU, I was also able to help shape the Recreation and Sport Management major’s brand new Outdoor Leadership concentration. On top of all of the amazing opportunities for serving in this area, I was also able to spend a semester in the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as part of my undergraduate experience. Through these experiences as well as internships with Peak 7 Adventures, an outdoor adventure ministry, I feel very prepared for both my career and for whatever leadership opportunities are presented to me in life.

Nathan Stegenga
Recreation and Sports Management - Outdoor Leadership Concentration
Class of 2017

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A Different Kind of Learning

With Southern Wesleyan’s inventive learning opportunities, dedicated and caring faculty, and more than 40 distinctive academic programs, you can be confident that you will receive the personal attention you need to be prepared and successful in following Christ throughout your life and future career.

 

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An Affordable Investment with Career Value

It's true—college may be one of the biggest expenses you encounter over the next few years. But it can be one of the best investments you'll ever make—and we'll help you every way we can. The value of a college degree still remains high through higher average lifetime earning potential and lower unemployment rates over those with just a high school diploma.

We will work with you to make your college investment as affordable as possible. Take advantage of a variety of institutional scholarships and grants, as well as grants and loans through federal and state assistance. Each student is given personal consideration to fit the financial aid package to the student’s need.

Visit Campus

Most experiences can't be described in words and photos. We don't expect you to be convinced to attend Southern Wesleyan University without experiencing it for yourself. Come see the faith-filled campus community here at SWU and how this might be the best place for you.

Admission Process

You are right to consider Southern Wesleyan University if you are willing to be challenged in the classroom; you are serious about growing in your Christian faith; you are excited to live alongside other believers in faith-filled community; you have a heart for service; you have a passion to pursue God's purpose for your life; and you want faculty to deeply invest in your college experience.

Does this sound like the place for you?

Let's get started!

Apply Today

1Submit the short online application

2Submit supplemental information

3Meet your admissions counselor


Accepted Students

Congratulations, you’re a Warrior! We’re thrilled that you’re joining the Warrior family, and we’re excited to see what God has in store for you at SWU. Now that you’re admitted, it’s time to explore your next steps so you’ll be prepared and excited right when you join campus this fall.


Additional Info

 

Campus Safety Reports

 

OneLife Gap Year Program

Have you considered all of your options for life after high school?

OneLife is a Christian gap year program for students who want to grow in their faith, experience genuine community, serve others, and travel while earning college credits.

 

Learn more about OneLife

 

Scenic Upstate South Carolina

With beautiful lakes and gorgeous mountains surrounding us, the award-winning downtown atmosphere of Greenville nearby, and other cities and outdoor adventures just a short road trip away, Southern Wesleyan University is a great destination for lovers of outdoor adventures as well as city life.

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Scenic Upstate South Carolina

With beautiful lakes and gorgeous mountains surrounding us, the award-winning downtown atmosphere of Greenville nearby, and other cities and outdoor adventures just a short road trip away, Southern Wesleyan University is a great destination for lovers of outdoor adventures as well as city life.

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Scenic Upstate South Carolina

With beautiful lakes and gorgeous mountains surrounding us, the award-winning downtown atmosphere of Greenville nearby, and other cities and outdoor adventures just a short road trip away, Southern Wesleyan University is a great destination for lovers of outdoor adventures as well as city life.

Read
More

Scenic Upstate South Carolina

With beautiful lakes and gorgeous mountains surrounding us, the award-winning downtown atmosphere of Greenville nearby, and other cities and outdoor adventures just a short road trip away, Southern Wesleyan University is a great destination for lovers of outdoor adventures as well as city life.

Read
More