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Wesleyan University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

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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 (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,205 (2,906 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Scholarships for Wesleyan University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $47,244
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,940
  • Other Expenses: $1,365
  • Total Cost: $62,849

Wesleyan University Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 51%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 45%
    • Loans: 35%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $39,430
    • Loans: $5,315

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): 95%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 86%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Wesleyan and the Common Application

Wesleyan University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

Admissions Information for Other Top Liberal Arts Colleges:

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