2,976
Students
Financial aid thermometer
51,397
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
16
16%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Wesleyan University is a University institution located in Middletown, CT, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Stewart M. Reid House, Admission Office
70 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT  06459
United States
Contact Ms. Nancy Hargrave Meislahn
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Email: admission@wesleyan.edu
Phone: 860-685-3000
Fax: 860-685-3001

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies (East) Checkmark
French Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies Checkmark
Spanish And Iberian Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Molecular Biochemistry Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
German Checkmark
Romance Languages Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Humanities Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Science, Technology And Society Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
Physical Sciences Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Social Sciences Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Related Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12,360
Applied
2,013
Accepted
2,976
Enrolled
16%
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Female Admissions

7,680
Females Applied
1,110
Females Accepted
14%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,680
Males Applied
903
Males Accepted
19%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 660 740
SAT Math 640 760
ACT Composite 29 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,314
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Fees

300
Full-time student fees
15,060
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

51,397
Avg. Financial Aid Package
51,412
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
61,549
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,306
Avg. Loan Aid
43,431
Avg. Grant Aid
47,206
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,976
Total undergrad students
11%
International Students
92%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.33%
Black or African American 6.48%
White or Caucasian 54.07%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.07%
Asian 8.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 5.37%
Other 2.77%

Gender

Male (46.24%)
Female (53.76%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 100%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
WesFest (annual festival for admitted students), Fall Student Groups Fair and Spring Fling Concert

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Mock Trial, Athletic Clubs, Spectrum, Burlesque and Espwesso

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Self-defense classes offered by certified instructors

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball No No No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball No Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

441
Total Faculty
8:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 369
Part-time - 72
Male - 244
Female - 197