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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
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
18%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1300-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,490/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,647/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,805/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,996/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,992/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,819/ year
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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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,918Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Passionate and creative
    47%
  • Boring and narcissistic, go Wes!
    11%
  • Curious and weird (in a good way)
    11%
  • Opinionated
    11%
  • Friendly and smart
    8%
  • Interesting!
    6%
  • LGBT Druggy Hippie come to Wes
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
55%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.62 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Unique, passionate, and intellectual
    50%
  • Politically active
    18%
  • Weird and diverse
    18%
  • Hippy Druggy
    12%
  • Self-infatuated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
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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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.
Things I like: Academics are strong and the professors are very enthusiastic and knowledgable about the topic they teach. Campus food is great!
Things I wish improves/changes: I wish there was more of a united school spirit, more diversity in the student population, and improvements made to some of the older dorms/houses.