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Welcome to Kansas Wesleyan University, a home and center to academic excellence and spiritual development provided within a vibrant and caring community. Since 1886, faith and learning have been at the core of KWU, enabling our students to discover, build and share a higher quality of life and broader vision of the world. Our motto, as it appears on our campus seal, “Victory not without Toil,” speaks to the foundation of Kansas Wesleyan.

Our dedicated faculty and staff establish the foundations for lifelong learning in our more than 30 undergraduate degree programs and the Master of Business Administration degree. The KWU educational experience delivers first-hand opportunities for academic success, meaningful relationships, and learning beyond the classroom. It is an environment rich in curiosity, integrity, and critical thinking.

Located in Salina, Wesleyan is ideally located at the center of the country. It is here where we provide the experience that is central to the development of great citizens, providing our students with skills that will allow them to be world changers. Our campus environment, both in and out of the classroom, establishes important cornerstones of our students’ lives. We develop the knowledge and character that leads our students to responsible leadership in their communities, useful service, and wise stewardship.

Our students enjoy a vibrant campus life made possible through an enriching residential life experience, campus ministries, a variety of clubs and organizations, exceptional fine arts opportunities, and an outstanding athletic program. The KWU campus is student-focused, designed to develop both intellect and character, stimulate creativity and nurture the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

Kansas Wesleyan is where you’ll find your home, your center. It’s where you’ll find thought-provoking classes in Peters Science Hall and cheer on the teams in Mabee Arena. It’s where you’ll admire performances at Sams Chapel, and make lasting friendships in Wilson Hall. It is where your today is and your tomorrow begins. It is where you will learn to dream big and we will help you make those dreams happen.

I invite you to be at the center of it all.

Matthew R. Thompson, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Kansas Wesleyan University