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North Carolina Wesleyan College is unique in its study options. An instance of this, the university has a Accelerated Program, Cross-Registration, Distance Learning, Double Major, Dual Enrollment of High School Students, Honors Program, Independent Study, Internships, Liberal Arts/Career Combination, Teacher Certification and Weekend College. Further, when any student is looking for some counseling or other types of support, Adult (re-entering) student services, Alcohol/Substance Abuse Counseling, Campus Ministries/Chaplain, Career Counseling, Employment Service, Financial Aid Counseling, Freshman Orientation Program, Health Services, Personal Counseling, Placement Service and Veterans Counselor can help. The university has disability services as well, so be sure to inquire about them if needed. There’s never a reason to feel alone in your studies either, since there are academic support services like Extensive Undergraduate Evening or Early Morning Classes, Learning Center, Pre-Admission Summer Program, Reduced Course Load, Remedial Instruction, Study Skills Assistance, Tutoring and Writing Center.

The following are the types of degrees and majors offered at North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Psychology – General
History – General
English Language and Literature:
School of Visual and Performing Arts:
Drama/Theater Arts
Elementary Education, Junior High Education, Physical Education
Popular majors:
fifty-one percent business per marketing, thirteen percent computer and information sciences, twelve percent law, nine percent psychology
Philosphy and Religion:
Philosophy & Religion – General, Religion/Religious Studies
Social Sciences:
Anthropology, Political Science/Government, Sociology
Business, Management, & Marketing:
Accounting, Business Administration/Management
Biological and Biomedical Sciences:
Security and Protective Services:
Criminal Justice Studies
Mathematics – General
Physical Sciences:
Computer Science:
Information Sciences/Systems
Health and Clinical Sciences:

Are you an international student? The Fall application deadline for international students is the 1st of May. Moreover, for international students, the application fee is 25.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Admission policy is currently Percent applicants admitted: 81% and Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 64%. Remember that this can change at any time. Transfer student are not ignored. For one thing, there were two hundred and one total number of transfer students who applied and one hundred and twenty-seven total number of transfer students who were admitted. This school requires an application fee consisting of twenty-five dollars regular application fee, twenty-five dollars out-of-state application fee, twenty-five dollars online application fee and point zero .

Transfer students must apply no later than the 15th of July, with priority applications due on the 1st of March. For priority students, financial aid applications are due no later than the 1st of March. The regular application is due the 15th of July. SAT and ACT score reports are due the 15th of July and the SAT subject section score due date was not reported. In the same way, if you wish to apply with priority status make sure you application is in by the 1st of March. For all student applicants, the Fall application deadline is the 1st of May. Will you make it in time? Make sure to know when all the due dates and deadlines take place. It is also very important to submit financial aid applications as quickly as possible, make sure to check with the university about the specific date for this year.

Financial Aid

Financial aid forms are FAFSA. Financial aid for students is readily accessible at this school. Financial aid distribution is at sixty-one percent scholarships per grants and thirty-nine percent loans per jobs. Similarly, need based financial aid distribution is determined through Academics, Music/Drama and Religious Affiliation. If you are not a need based student, non-need distribution for financial aid is determined by Academics, Music/Drama and Religious Affiliation.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2563rd for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in North Carolina.


North Carolina Wesleyan College offers Bachelor’s degrees. Furthermore, it is part of an Suburban setting, Small city (50,000 – 249,999) and Residential campus. The school’s size is approximately one thousand, seven hundred and fifty-two degree-seeking undergrads and two hundred and eighty-eight first-time degree-seeking freshmen. Again, the student body consists of sixty-five percent in-state students, thirty-five percent out-of-state students, thirty-four percent women, sixty-six percent men, one percent american indian per alaskan native, one percent asian per pacific islander, forty-four percent black per non-hispanic, four percent hispanic, thirty-five percent white per non-hispanic, fifteen percent race per ethnicity unreported, eight percent in top 10th of graduating class, eighteen percent in top quarter of graduating class and fifty-nine percent in top half of graduating class. The university is a Private, Liberal Arts College, Four-year, United Methodist Church, Coed, where 81 percent of the applicants were admitted and Regionally accredited.

Students should note the housing policies: First-Year Students Guaranteed On-Campus Housing, eighty-eight percent of first-year students live in college housing, thirty-two percent of all undergraduates live in college housing, Coed Housing, Men’s Housing, Women’s Housing, Fraternity/Sorority Housing, Special Housing For Disabled Students, Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free), fifteen-JUL deadline for housing deposit, one hundred dollars amount of housing deposit, point zero , and First-time first-year students allowed to have car. Moreover, the university has many unique facilites such as collection of art by Eastern North Carolina artists, Black Mountain archival collection, center for the performing arts. This school features the Suburban setting, Small city (50,000 – 249,999) and Residential campus. Naturally, the school is located 57 miles from Raleigh.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The Bishops are a member of NCAA. The following sports can be found here:

  • Men’s NCAA Division III and Men’s Intercollegiate Baseball
  • Men’s NCAA Division III, Women’s NCAA Division III, Men’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Basketball
  • Men’s NCAA Division III, Men’s Intercollegiate and Men’s Intramural Football
  • Men’s NCAA Division III and Men’s Intercollegiate Golf
  • Men’s NCAA Division III, Women’s NCAA Division III, Men’s Intercollegiate and Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer
  • Women’s NCAA Division III, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Softball
  • Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Table_tennis
  • Women’s NCAA Division III, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Volleyball

Information Summary

Ranks 70th in North Carolina and 2121st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 13 0.93
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.07

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 393 0.68
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 12 0.02
Forcible Rape 13 0.02
Robbery 151 0.26
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,146 1.97
Larceny 2,625 4.51
Vehicle theft 145 0.25

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population25,653 (23,398 urban / 2,255 rural)
Households10,253 (2.41 people per house)
Median Household Income$40,376
Families6,809 (2.97 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate Colleges — Diverse Fields
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist
Congressional District3701

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 756th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $26,482 $26,482 $26,482
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $150 $150 $150
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $385 $385 $385
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $37,812 $37,812 $37,812
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $38,432 $38,432 $38,432
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $29,432 $29,432 $29,432

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $24,890 $25,760 $24,890 $25,760 $24,890 $25,760
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $300(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,180 $8,426
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,200(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$45
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 1,634 (1,015 male / 619 female)
Admitted 764 (503 male / 261 female)
Admission rate 47%
First-time Enrollment 222 (163 male / 59 female)
FT Enrollment 221 (163 male / 58 female)
PT Enrollment 1 (N/A male / 1 female)
Total Enrollment1,602

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference USA South Atlantic Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference USA South Atlantic Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference USA South Atlantic Conference

ACT Test Admission

1293rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 29%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 15 / 20

SAT Test Admission

1243rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 71%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 370 / 470
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 400 / 500
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 770 / 970

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity565
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$4,160
Board Fee$4,520

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3499th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $49,651 ($48,938 male / $48,511 female)
Number of FT Faculty 46 (22 male / 24 female)
Number of PT Faculty 227
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $980,605

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