Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University 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 316-acre campus is located in Middletown, 15 miles south of Hartford and roughly 100 miles from both Boston and New York City.

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

Tuition & Fees

$59,386

$59,386

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
52%
600-699
40%
500-599
7%
400-499
1%
700-800
63%
600-699
26%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
700-800
49%
600-699
39%
500-599
10%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
87%
24-29
10%
18-23
3%
30-36
62%
24-29
31%
18-23
6%
12-17
1%
30-36
86%
24-29
12%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Extremely Selective

16%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,186
Declined + 11,078
Total Received 13,264
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Private (nonprofit)

3,018

undergraduate students

212

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Economics
  3. Government
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Codes

SAT 3959
ACT 0614

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School Facts

Wesleyan University 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 316-acre campus is located in Middletown, 15 miles south of Hartford and roughly 100 miles from both Boston and New York City.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,230
Established in 1831
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Middletown, CT

316-acre campus in Middletown (population: 46,478), 15 miles from Hartford and 20 miles from New Haven. Served by bus; major airport in Windsor Locks (35 miles); trains in Meriden (seven miles) and New Haven (28 miles). School operates transportation to airport and New Haven train station.

Wesleyan University
45 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459

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

 
4 fraternities 4% of male students
 
1 sororities 1% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
67%
Top 1/4
0%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
52%
600-699
40%
500-599
7%
400-499
1%
700-800
63%
600-699
26%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
700-800
49%
600-699
39%
500-599
10%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
87%
24-29
10%
18-23
3%
30-36
62%
24-29
31%
18-23
6%
12-17
1%
30-36
86%
24-29
12%
18-23
2%

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 or ACT Required of some
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Extremely Selective

16%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,186
Declined + 11,078
Total Received 13,264

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

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

Considered

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

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Amin Abdul-Malik Gonzalez
Vice President/Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
P: 860 685-3000
F: 860 685-3001
admission@wesleyan.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$58,719.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $59,086
Room & board $16,384
Additional fees $300
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $76,970
Average Financial Aid - $58,719
Total with Avg. Aid $18,251

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,021,826
State $97,505
Institutional $59,107,469
Other external $2,204,692
Total $64,431,492

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $975,101
Other external $757,373
Total $1,732,474
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 15

Other
February 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 860 685-2800
F: 860 685-2801
finaid@wesleyan.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Robert D. Coughlin
Director of Financial Aid
rdcoughlin@wesleyan.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, boxing, climbing, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, martial arts, rugby, sailing, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, boxing, climbing, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, martial arts, rugby, sailing, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball

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Athletic Directors

Michael Whalen (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Kate Mullen (women's)
Senior Woman Administrator
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, New England Small College Athletic Conference
Mascot
Cardinal
School colors
Cardinal red and black

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Civilization
Classical Studies
Computer Science
Curatorial Practice in Performance
Dance
Earth/Environmental Science
East Asian Studies
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
Ethnomusicology
Feminist/Gender/Sexuality Studies
Film Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
French Studies
Geology/Earth Science
German Studies
Government
Hispanic Literatures/Cultures
History
Humanities
Integrative Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Medieval Studies
Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
Music
Neuroscience/Behavior
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Religious Studies
Romance Languages
Romance Studies
Russian/Eastern European Studies
Science in Society
Social Studies
Sociology
Theatre
University Major
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Economics
  3. Government

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,230

total students

8%

in-state

92%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

3,018
students

Female
54%
1,630

Male
46%
1,388

7%

212
students

Female
52%
110

Male
48%
102

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,937
students

Female
55%
1,600

Male
45%
1,337

3%

81
students

Female
38%
30

Male
62%
51

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Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

27%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) 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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

56%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 56
Countries most often represented China
France
India
Japan
Republic Of South Korea
United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Tara Lindros
Associate Dean of Admission
860 685-3578
tlindros@wesleyan.edu

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