Tuition & Fees

$26,406

$26,406

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

32%

male

68%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,094
Declined + 1,369
Total Received 3,463
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Private (nonprofit)

1,957

undergraduate students

89

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 5894
ACT 636

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Location

School Facts

Wesley College, founded in 1873, is a church-affiliated institution. It became a two-year college in 1922 and a four-year college in 1978. Its 50-acre campus is located in Dover, 70 miles southeast of Philadelphia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,046
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Dover, DE

50-acre campus in Dover (population: 37,786) 50 miles from Wilmington and 70 miles from Philadelphia. Served by bus; major airport serves Philadelphia; train serves Wilmington. Public transportation serves campus.

Wesley College
120 North State Street
Dover, DE 19901-3875

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
71%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
16%
Top 1/2
47%
Bottom 1/2
53%
Bottom 1/4
18%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program yes
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,094
Declined + 1,369
Total Received 3,463

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Susan Houser
Director of Enrollment Operations
P: 302 736-2400
F: 302 736-2382
admissions@wesley.edu

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $26,406
Room $5,818
Board $5,624
Books & supplies $2,000
Total $39,848
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 302 736-2494
F: 302 736-2594
financialaid@wesley.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Debi Ivy
Financial Aid Coordinator
debi.ivy@wesley.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Soccer, Track And Field, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Mike Drass (men's)
Executive Director Of Athletics
email

Tracey Short (women's)
Associate Director For Compliance
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA), Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Mascot
Wolverine
School colors
royal blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Biological Chemistry
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Criminal Justice
Education
Education K-8
Education/Teacher Education
Educational Studies
English
Environmental Policy
Environmental Science
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Science
History
International Studies
Law/Justice Studies
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Multimedia Communication
Music
Music Industry
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy/Religion
Physical Education/K-12
Political Science
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Psychology
Sport Leadership
Sports Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

2,046

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

1,957
students

Female
68%
1,334

Male
32%
623

4%

89
students

Female
69%
61

Male
31%
28

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,878
students

Female
70%
1,305

Male
30%
573

5%

79
students

Female
37%
29

Male
63%
50

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
30%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
26%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
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 Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

65%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Cameroon
China
Liberia
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Rebecca Schroding
Director of International Programs
302 736-2411
rebecca.schroding@wesley.edu

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