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Welcome to KWU!

In 1883, a group of Methodist clergy and lay leaders met in Beloit and shared their vision for a higher education institution in central Kansas affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Since its founding three years later in Salina, Kansas Wesleyan University has provided students with a faith-based, values-centered education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies. Our aim is to provide a rich experience filled with numerous opportunities for students to explore both their calling in life and their academic aspirations.

Dr. Bill Backlin - 300pxKansas Wesleyan University is a campus where excellence shines through in all areas while also creating a caring environment that nurtures each student. We strive to promote growth in our students academically, spiritually, morally and socially. Following the Wesleyan tradition, we stress Social Justice in every setting. Our campus environment helps students prepare for their future by living, learning and studying with people from diverse backgrounds and by learning to relate responsibly to God and to others by working in community for a common cause. The University maintains its deep connections with the United Methodist Church and welcomes students of all faiths to join our family.

Faculty at Kansas Wesleyan University are innovative educators, respected scholars in their disciplines, creative artists, business leaders and entrepreneurs, acclaimed performers and active members of our local and global communities. All of our faculty are committed to your education - through advising, mentoring and excellence in teaching. We want you to find your calling and fulfill your potential.

Kansas Wesleyan University is located in Salina - the crossroads of Kansas. The city is large enough to provide a wide range of activities, yet you feel like you are in a small, vibrant community. Salina is an ideal location for exploring unique professions, serving in different ways and immersing yourself in city with rich cultural events. You will have quick access to really great concerts, festivals, parks, museums, sporting events, shopping, restaurants, and theatres.

We are so excited that you chose Kansas Wesleyan University! On behalf of KWU, I welcome you to our family.

Bill Backlin, Ph.D. - KWU Provost