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Wesleyan University Description:

Located on a 340-acre campus in Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. While Wesleyan does have several graduate programs, the university has the feel of a liberal arts college with a predominantly undergraduate focus. Wesleyan has an impressive 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Students at Wesleyan are highly engaged in the campus community, and the university offers over 200 student organizations. On the athletic front, Wesleyan competes in the NCAA Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference. The university fields 29 varsity teams.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2011):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,202 (2,882 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2011 - 12):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,674
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,032
  • Other Expenses: $1,365
  • Total Cost: $58,371

Wesleyan University Financial Aid (2010 - 11):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 51%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 42%
    • Loans: 34%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $34,487
    • Loans: $4,552

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Most Popular Majors:

American Studies, Economics, English, Film Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 94%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 87%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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