Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

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Tuition & Fees

$59,686

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,640
Declined 9,992
Total Received 12,632
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Private

3,295

undergraduate students

304

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,599
Established in 1831
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Wesleyan University
45 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT
06459

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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
67%
Top 1/4
0%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,640
Declined 9,992
Total Received 12,632

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

42%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$51,979

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $59,086
Housing & Food $16,384
Additional fees $600
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $77,270
Average Financial Aid - $51,979
Total with Avg. Aid $25,291

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 Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Squash yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, New England Small College Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes yes
Ancient Studies/Civilization. yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Archeology. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Astronomy. yes yes
Behavioral Neuroscience. yes yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Dance, General. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
East Asian Studies. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes
Economics, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Fine and Studio Arts Management. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Studies. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Studies. yes
History, General. yes yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Italian Studies. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Molecular Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Molecular Biology. yes yes
Music, Other. yes yes
Musicology and Ethnomusicology. yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Science, Technology and Society. yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes

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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

3,599

total students

9%

in-state

91%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

3,295
students

Female
55%
1,815

Male
45%
1,480

8%

304
students

Female
55%
166

Male
45%
138

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

3,166
students

Female
55%
1,753

Male
45%
1,413

4%

129
students

Female
48%
62

Male
52%
67

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 1

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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

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