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Wesleyan University is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Middletown, CT, which is a predominantly urban area. Enrollment at Wesleyan University is nearly 3,200 yearly.
Students may choose from several areas of study, including:
- Social Sciences
- Liberal Arts And Sciences
- English Language And Literature
- Visual And Performing Arts
Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1945 to 2230 for the SAT exam and within the range of 30 to 33 on the ACT is common among students accepted to this school. Only 21 percent of applicants are accepted to the school due to the huge number of applicants and the intense competition for the limited enrollment spots. More information on admissions can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $48,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Students enrolled at Wesleyan University may be eligible for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Wesleyan University Cardinals participate in a number of athletic programs, within the NCAA. Athletic programs offered include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
Contact information, academics information, areas of study offered, and more may be accessed on school's website at http://www.wesleyan.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Wesleyan University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting into Wesleyan University.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
- High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
- Letters of Recommendation are Required
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Recommended
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2012
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|SAT ® Critical Reading||640 - 740|
|SAT ® Math||660 - 740|
|SAT ® Writing||650 - 750|
|SAT ® Total Score||1950 - 2230|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2012
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||30 - 34|
|ACT ® Math||28 - 33|
|ACT ® Writing||8 - 10|
|ACT ® Composite Score||29 - 33|
Acceptance Rate Table
The table below lists the chances for admission at Wesleyan University.
|Granted Admissions||2,102 (21%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||752 (36%)|
The total student enrollment at Wesleyan University is about 3,300, where graduate students make up roughly 10% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $50,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- Per unit charges are around $1,600 for part time students
- The estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is around $16,000
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||51%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||42%||$34,487|
|Receiving Student Loans||34%||$4,552|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 2%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Wesleyan University may offer services like those listed below:
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
With a high graduation rate of around 92%, Wesleyan University is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||87%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||5%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.3%|
Wesleyan University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (New England Small College Ath Conf)
- Basketball (New England Small College Ath Conf)
- Track and Field (New England Small College Ath Conf)
- Field Hockey
- Football (New England Small College Ath Conf)
- Ice Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Wesleyan University.
- Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT (22 miles away)
- Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT (25 miles away)
- Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT (42 miles away)
- SUNY at Purchase College in Purchase, NY (65 miles away)
- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA (81 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Wesleyan University for official up-to-date information.