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Wesleyan University
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  • 4 Year
  • MIDDLETOWN, CT

Report Card

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

About

45 WYLLYS AVE
MIDDLETOWN, CT 06459
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
From Wesleyan University

Wesleyan is where disciplines converge and coalesce, where passions are infused with purpose, and where explorers and achievers come from around the world to become their best—and most authentic—selves in a vibrant, inclusive community. Our open curriculum does not rely on a required set of courses to graduate; students create their own unique combination of disciplines, fields, and interests to chart an academic path to a life that inspires them. In our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, you find professors, advisors, and mentors eager to guide and collaborate in preparation for a life of meaningful work. In 45 majors, 32 minors, and a commitment to creative programming and interdisciplinary learning, you find freedom to immerse yourself in what you love and expand your horizons by experimenting in new interests and getting better at them. Our graduates lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including social advocacy, government, business, the arts, and science.

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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
19%
SAT Range
1300-1510
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$20,535 / 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
$58,925 / 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
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 54 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 69 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 68 responses

Majors

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

academic spotlight

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship builds a community of Wesleyan changemakers by forging pathways for student entrepreneurs and innovators. The Center offers classes, grants, and advising to help students build problem-solving skill sets, and gain creative confidence and competence.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,238 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
147
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Passionate and creative
    50%
  • Boring and narcissistic, go Wes!
    13%
  • Opinionated
    13%
  • Curious and weird (in a good way)
    8%
  • Friendly and smart
    8%
  • Interesting!
    6%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
58%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 76 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 94 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Unique, passionate, and intellectual
    52%
  • Politically active
    15%
  • Weird and diverse
    15%
  • Hippy Druggy
    10%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Self-infatuated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 30 responses

Wesleyan University Reviews

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