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Wesleyan University
  • 4 Year
  • Middletown, CT

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

70 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
From Wesleyan University

At Wesleyan, your major doesn't limit you. It liberates you. In our open curriculum, students get the flexibility to explore their many academic interests and passions, take chances, and embrace failure as a necessary part of success. Bringing a creative approach to every endeavor becomes second nature. And bridging disciplines and forging partnerships is a constant theme, as students learn to take initiative, question the status quo, and flourish in an academic culture that prizes collaboration over competition.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

The students who thrive at Wesleyan have—or aspire to—a unique fearlessness. They have the courage and audacity to want to shape the world in which we live.

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Wesleyan University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
16%
SAT Range
1300-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$21,853 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$50,786 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
47%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 48 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 60 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 59 responses

Majors

College of Film and the Moving Image

Founded on Wesleyan’s liberal-arts tradition, CFILM fosters the study AND practice of visual storytelling. Students and faculty approach the moving image in a collaborative manner that combines historical, formal, and cultural analysis with filmmaking at beginning and advanced levels.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,937 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
81
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Passionate and creative
    49%
  • Boring and narcissistic, go Wes!
    13%
  • Opinionated
    13%
  • Curious and weird (in a good way)
    10%
  • Friendly and smart
    8%
  • Interesting!
    5%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 67 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Unique, passionate, and intellectual
    49%
  • Politically active
    18%
  • Weird and diverse
    15%
  • Hippy Druggy
    13%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Self-infatuated
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 28 responses

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