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Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester, NY
Roberts Wesleyan, founded in 1866, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 75-acre campus is located eight miles from downtown Rochester.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,316
   Women 904 (68.7%)
   Men 412 (31.3%)
Graduate Students 382
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 65% of 1,270 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.51
SAT Math 533 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 536 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-24 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 $43,974
  Tuition and Fees $29,740
  Room and Board $10,212
Average Percent of Need Met 80%
Average Freshman Award $26,551
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 89
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Rochester Population 210,532
Nearest Metropolitan Area Rochester
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 72% of freshmen, 65% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II, National Christian College Athletic Association
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
10.7% Black/African-American
5.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.9% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students 3.9% from 29 countries
First-Year Students Returning 76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 18.0%