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Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
Wesleyan University is a small, private, liberal arts university, founded in 1831. Intellectual independence, critical thinking skills, and the ability to see the connection between distinct fields of learning are the goals of a Wesleyan education. Students are encouraged to see themselves as scholars, to participate in the exchange of ideas, and to form close working relationships with professors. Wesleyan describes its environment as academically demanding but noncompetitive: one that allows students to find their niche in the classroom, in campus life, and in the wider community. Wesleyan's 240-acre campus is located 15 miles south of Hartford.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,971
   Women 1,604 (54.0%)
   Men 1,367 (46.0%)
Graduate Students 235
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 18% of 11,928 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 630-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 620-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $67,527
  Tuition and Fees $50,912
  Room and Board $13,950
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $44,344
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 369
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Middletown Population 47,333
Nearest Metropolitan Area Hartford, CT and New Haven, CT
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 99% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Cardinal
Sororities 7% of women participate
Fraternities 17% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.1% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
11.5% Hispanic/Latino
6.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.4% White
5.2% Unknown
International Students 9.9% from 53 countries
First-Year Students Returning 94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 87.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 10.0%