Southern Wesleyan University was originally established in 1906 as the Wesleyan Methodist Bible Institute whose mission was to develop Christian character in its students while giving thorough intellectual training.
We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.
The Career Services office has compiled a summary of career outcomes information. These summaries are based on surveys conducted across regular intervals throughout the year, and we use this information to identify ways to improve our job search services for graduating students and alumni.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!
SWU Student Activities (SWUSA) is the primary student programming body for the university. SWUSA plans various types of student events throughout each semester.
The college experience is about learning and growing, and we recognize not all of that goes on in the classroom. That is why Residence Life at Southern Wesleyan University focuses on fostering intentional community and holistic personal and social development in a Christ-centered environment.
The Claude R. Rickman Library engages the Southern Wesleyan University community by supporting and cultivating scholarship and creativity through access to staff, services, and resources. As part of the Claude Rickman Library located at Southern Wesleyan University, Faith Clayton Room houses a collection of local history and genealogy about Upstate South Carolina.
Behind Southern Wesleyan University's old bricks and historic facades is a high speed fiber-optic network connecting all academic buildings and residence halls, providing access to the Internet, Instant Messaging, and e-mail from each residence hall room and faculty office. Computer labs, which are open to students, expand the Southern Wesleyan University community to the world.
Services offered in the Health Center include:
Ask a Southern Wesleyan student what’s so special about this place, and there’s a good chance you’ll hear the word “community.” While many private universities like to use the word “community,” we are redefining it. The Southern Wesleyan community genuinely cares for and helps others. From move-in day to graduation day you’ll experience real community at Southern Wesleyan University.
The community atmosphere we’re talking about is what makes this place magnetic. At Southern Wesleyan you can actively participate in real community and you’ll be changed by the Southern Wesleyan University experience.
Student-Athletes are given the opportunity to excel athletically, academically, and spiritually. Southern Wesleyan annually recognizes numerous allconference, all-region and academic award winners.Southern Wesleyan University currently fields 19 varsity sports and two junior varsity teams.
At Southern Wesleyan University, students have the chance to participate, organize, and even lead various campus clubs and organizations. Participation in co-curricular organizations at SWU is designed to complement academic studies and assist in preparing students for a life of active service to God and society.
Southern Wesleyan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.
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