Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

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Tuition & Fees

$57,004

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
52%
600-699
39%
500-599
6%
400-499
0
700-800
63%
600-699
25%
500-599
9%
400-499
0
300-399
0
30-36
86%
24-29
11%
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

3,018

undergraduate students

212

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,230
Established in 1831
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Hartford, CT; New Haven, CT; Springfield, MA
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Bradley International

Wesleyan University
45 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown
06459

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Athletic Clubs
  • Dance and Performance Groups
  • The Wesleyan Student Assembly
  • Second Stage
  • Affinity Groups

Top Events

  • WesFest (annual festival for admitted students)
  • Fall Student Groups Fair
  • Spring Fling Concert
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Campus Facts

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

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Self-defense classes offered by certified instructors

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
52%
600-699
39%
500-599
6%
400-499
0
700-800
63%
600-699
25%
500-599
9%
400-499
0
300-399
0
30-36
86%
24-29
11%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

16%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record

Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
academic GPA
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
interview
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 56
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $56,704
Room & board $15,724
Additional fees $300
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,465
Total $75,393

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Golf, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Golf, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Archeology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astronomy
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Studies
German Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Music, Other
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology
Spanish and Iberian Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

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
24%
50

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 97%
Student 4 year graduation rate 88%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
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

51

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
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

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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