With an acceptance rate around 20%, Wesleyan University is one of the country's most selective liberal arts colleges. Students who get in all have strong grades and test scores. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most students who got into Wesleyan had averages in the "A" range, SAT scores (CR+M+W) above 2000, and ACT composite scores of 30 or higher. However, Wesleyan applicants need more than good grades and test scores. If you look at the red on the graph (rejected students), you'll see that a lot of students with numbers that are on target for admission to Wesleyan still got rejected.
Wesleyan University, like all of the country's top liberal arts colleges, has holistic admissions. Successful applicants need to have strengths that go beyond empirical data. Competitive applications should have a winning essay, strong letters of recommendation, and interesting extracurricular activities. As a few of the data points above illustrate, true strengths in some of these areas can compensate for grades and test scores that are a little less than ideal.
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