Wesley College

Dover, DE

Wesley College

Dover, DE

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

68%

male

67%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,819
Declined 1,121
Total Received 2,940
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Private

1,229

undergraduate students

541

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,770
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist

50-acre campus in Dover (population: 37,538) 50 miles from Wilmington and 70 miles from Philadelphia. Served by bus; major airport serves Philadelphia; train serves Wilmington. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Philadelphia International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activity Board
  • Student Government Association
  • National Coeducation Community Service Organization

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Families' Day
  • reunion
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.71

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,819
Declined 1,121
Total Received 2,940

Admissions Factors

Not Reported

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 4
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis

Club Sports - Women's

volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Soccer, Track and field, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cross-country running, Soccer, Track and field, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
History, General
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

1,770

total students

48%

in-state

52%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

1,229
students

Female
67%
820

Male
68%
841

31%

541
students

Female
15%
79

Male
6%
30

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

1,345
students

Female
51%
680

Male
49%
665

20%

316
students

Female
45%
140

Male
55%
176

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 59%
Student 4 year graduation rate 11%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

37%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

64

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment no
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
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
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

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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