Roberts Wesleyan College

Rochester, NY

Roberts Wesleyan College

Rochester, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$32,494

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

67%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 916
Declined 966
Total Received 1,882
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Private

1,293

undergraduate students

487

graduate students

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School Facts

Roberts Wesleyan College, founded in 1866, is a public, Christian, liberal arts college. Its 188-acre campus is located eight miles from downtown Rochester.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,780
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Free Methodist Church of North America

188-acre, suburban campus in Rochester (population: 208,046), 10 miles from downtown. Served by air, bus, and train.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Rochester
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Greater Rochester International

Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY
14624-1997

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Intramurals
  • Foot of the Cross
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Nursing Club
  • Drama Club

Top Events

  • Spring Formal
  • LIVE (student variety show)
  • Homecoming/Parents and Friends Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • 24-hour Resident Life staff on-call

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
85%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
32%
500-599
49%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
55%
400-499
13%
300-399
2%
30-36
11%
24-29
47%
18-23
38%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 20
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.54

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 916
Declined 966
Total Received 1,882

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
interview
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 32
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Field hockey, Football, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Field hockey, Football, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II
NCCAA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Digital Arts
Divinity/Ministry
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Biology
Environmental Chemistry
Forensic Science and Technology
General Studies
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Voice and Opera
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional

1,780

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

73%

1,293
students

Female
67%
870

Male
33%
423

27%

487
students

Female
83%
404

Male
17%
83

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

1,176
students

Female
68%
791

Male
32%
385

10%

117
students

Female
68%
79

Male
32%
38

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 79%
Student 4 year graduation rate 54%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

53

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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