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Tuition & Fees

$47,972

$47,972

not including room and board

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Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,181
Declined + 8,509
Total Received 10,690
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  9

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Government
  2. Psychology
  3. Economics
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School Facts

Wesleyan is a private, liberal arts university. Founded in 1831 as a university for men, it was coeducational from 1872 to 1912, then readopted coeducation in 1968. Its 240-acre campus is located in Middletown, 15 miles south of Hartford.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,205
Established in 1831
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 3959
ACT 0614

Private (nonprofit)

2,906

undergraduate students

299

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
56%
600-699
35%
500-599
9%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
59%
600-699
36%
500-599
5%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
59%
600-699
34%
500-599
7%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
80%
24-29
19%
18-23
1%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
71%
24-29
28%
18-23
1%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
71%
24-29
28%
18-23
1%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Middletown, CT

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Middletown, CT

360-acre campus in Middletown (population: 47,325), 15 miles from Hartford and 20 miles from New Haven. Served by bus; major airport serves Windsor Locks (35 miles); train serves Meriden (seven miles). School operates transportation to airport and New Haven train station.

Wesleyan University
70 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 4% of male students
 
1 sororities 0% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
67%
Top 1/4
91%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
56%
600-699
35%
500-599
9%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
59%
600-699
36%
500-599
5%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
59%
600-699
34%
500-599
7%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
80%
24-29
19%
18-23
1%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
71%
24-29
28%
18-23
1%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
71%
24-29
28%
18-23
1%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,181
Declined + 8,509
Total Received 10,690

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Nancy Hargrave Meislahn
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
P: 860 685-3000
F: 860 685-3001
admissions@wesleyan.edu

Cost

Tuition $47,702
Room & board $13,226
Additional fees $270
Total $61,198
Average Financial Aid - $42,653
Total with Avg. Aid $18,545

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$42,653

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,529,556
State $303,041
Institutional $47,614,897
Other external $1,128,066
Total $52,575,560

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,073,788
Other external
Total $1,073,788

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
handball
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, New England Small College Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Cardinals
School colors
cardinal red and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Civilization
Classical Studies
Computer Science
Dance
Earth/Environmental Science
East Asian Studies
Economics
English
Ethnomusicology
Feminist/Gender/Sexuality Studies
Film
French Studies
German Studies
Government
History
Iberian Studies
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Letters
Mathematics
Mathematics/Economics
Medieval Studies
Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
Music
Neuroscience/Behavior
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Religion
Romance Languages
Russian Language/Literature
Russian/Eastern European Studies
Science in Society
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre
University Major
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Undergraduate

91%

2,906
students

Female
52%
1,504

Male
48%
1,402

Graduate

9%

299
students

Female
54%
162

Male
46%
137

undergraduateFull-time

99%

2,899
students

Female
52%
1,498

Male
48%
1,401

undergraduatePart-time

1%

7
students

Female
86%
6

Male
14%
1

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

30%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 1

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

36%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 37
Countries most often represented China
Hong Kong
India
Japan
South Korea
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Therese Overton
Associate Dean of Admission
860 685-2988
toverton@wesleyan.edu

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