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Tennessee Wesleyan College

Tennessee Wesleyan College is a small university founded in 1857, located in the city of Athens in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church

Location

Address
204 East College Street
City
Athens
State
TN
Zip/Post Code
37303

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1065
In State Tuition Fees
21000
Out State Tuition Fees
21000
ACT Score
22
SAT Score
958
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.25
Male Female Ratio
37:63
Acceptance Rate
66%
Student Faculty Ratio
12:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Bulldog
Colors
Royal Blue Vegas Gold
Conference
Appalachian

College History

History

Tennessee Wesleyan was originally founded in 1857 as Athens Female College, and consisted solely of one building (now called Old College). In 1866 the name was changed to East Tennessee Wesleyan College, and in 1867 the name was again altered to East Tennessee Wesleyan University. At that time, the college was one of only a handful of coeducational colleges in the Southern United States. In 1889, college president John F. Spence changed the name of the school to U.S. Grant Memorial University in an attempt to receive financial support from Northern benefactors. Seventeen years later, the college became a branch campus of the University of Chattanooga (now the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) under the name Athens School of the University of Chattanooga. In 1925, the college split from Chattanooga to become Tennessee Wesleyan College and served as a junior college. Tennessee Wesleyan became a liberal arts college in 1957 when it began awarding bachelor�s degrees.

College Specialty

Specialty

In keeping with the spirit of the liberal arts, Tennessee Wesleyan College seeks within the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition to provide for students the highest quality educational experience; to promote personal responsibility, integrity, and purpose; and to prepare students for a life of leadership and service in an ever-changing global community.

Alumni

Alumni

Tom Browning, baseball player Ron Campbell, baseball player Chris Cattaneo, soccer player James Alexander Fowler, U.S. Assistant Attorney General and Knoxville mayor Leonard Lomell decorated soldier, attorney, businessman John T. Raulston judge in the 1925 Scopes trial. Robert C. Snyder, professor of English at Louisiana Tech University

Campus

Campus

Small City

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