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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Wesleyan is a highly rated private university located in Middletown, Connecticut in the Hartford Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,896 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Wesleyan acceptance rate is 16%. Popular majors include Economics, English, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 90% of students, Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,100.
About Wesleyan University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
237 High St
Middletown, CT 06459
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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

Acceptance Rate
16%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1300-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$24,251/ 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
$43,276/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
48%

Academics

Professors
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.58 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,896Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
80
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Passionate and creative
    49%
  • Boring and narcissistic, go Wes!
    14%
  • Opinionated
    14%
  • Curious and weird (in a good way)
    11%
  • Friendly and smart
    8%
  • Interesting!
    5%

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.65 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Unique, passionate, and intellectual
    49%
  • Politically active
    16%
  • Weird and diverse
    16%
  • Hippy Druggy
    14%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Self-infatuated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
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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One of the best decisions I ever made!

Wesleyan is like a giant sandbox where passionate people get to test drive all their crazy ideas. We plant gardens, run food co-ops, volunteer at prisons and schools, build art installations on campus, write plays, print sex-themed magazines, lead protests....it is a great place to discover how your personal interests intersect with participating in and supporting local communities. If you have a cool concept, there are the resources and people who will encourage you to make it a reality.

The academics are stellar because of the professors. Besides being knowledgable, they are incredibly accessible: you can always stop by their office to ask for help on a problem set, discuss a topic, or just chat about life. They are there to help you learn and succeed.

If you are an open-minded, curious person looking for an intimate, quirky, intellectual college, I encourage you to come to Wes :)
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I LOVE this school! Couldn't be happier with my choice to come here. The students are incredible - everyone is interested in such a wide range of subjects and activities and they're all so passionate about what they're doing! I have friends who are chem majors who also star in plays, film majors who are also varsity athletes, bio majors who are in mock trial, etc. Everyone feels free to be themselves and do what they love and it's such an awesome environment to be a part of.
It’s an amazing place to be! It is a small school, so the community is very small but I personally prefer that. School spirit is great, athletics are great. I play on the women’s basketball team and I’ve loved every second of it so far. The food gets a little repetitive but I think that’s true for any school. I’ve made relationships with professors that have completely shaped my education and had such a positive impact, the staff is amazing and caring and small class size really lends itself to these kinds of relationships! Overall, and incredible school and well worth it.