17%

Acceptance Rate

$48,669

Avg.Financial Aid

001424

FAFSA Code

About Wesleyan University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,217

Website

www.wesleyan.edu

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CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Wesleyan University is a 4-Year Private-Not-For-Profit institution located at Middletown, Connecticut. It was established in the year 1831. It is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community university. Wesleyan University Acceptance rate is 18%. A student to get admitted to the University should have GPA requirements of 3.73 on the scale of 4.0.

Wesleyan is a 360-acre campus, with over 340 buildings, including the five-building College Row. It was started as a men's college which was changed to C0-Education system in the year 1970. It Mission is to dedicate itself to provide an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism.

  • Wesleyan University address is 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut - 6459.

  • Wesleyan University Phone-Number is 8606852000.

  • Wesleyan University Accreditation-The Courses offered by the university are accreditated/recognized by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC).

  •  Wesleyan University Notable Alumni are V. S. Naipaul, Woodrow Wilson, T. S. Eliot(Nobel prize winners) and many more.

  • The College has a total population of 3206 students with 8:1 Student-Faculty ratio.

Located in Middletown, CT, Wesleyan University is a private university. Wesleyan University covers an area of 360 acres. The foundation of Wesleyan University was laid down in the year 1831. Notably, the official colors of the university are cardinal and black. The total enrolment stands at 3,230 (Fall 2019) students at Wesleyan University. Around 3,018 and 212 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. The school has a total of 430 (Fall 2019) academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 54% of the students are females and 46% are males. Notably, Wesleyan University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At WU around 53% are white, 13% are Non-resident alien, and 11% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Moreover, around 96% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several notable alumni including Kim Stolz (Fashion Model, Model), Amanda Palmer (Songwriter, Pianist), Matthew Weiner (Television director, Television producer), and Mike White (Television director, Television producer) in its 189 years of existence. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, WU offers around 140 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges). The total endowment of the Wesleyan University is around $1 billion (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

45 Wyllys Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8606852000
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Wesleyan University at the 40th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

17%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$55

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Considered but not required

Accept Common App

Yes

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$21,236

Average Annual Cost

$54,314

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$630

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$15,060

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,465

Total One Year Cost

$72,669

Before applying to WU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $75,723 per year. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($57,334), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($15,724), and budget for other expenses ($1,465). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

8:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

96%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$3,065

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

113 Graduates

Area Studies

103 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

79 Graduates

Political Science and Government

77 Graduates

Psychology, General

75 Graduates

Biology, General

55 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

54 Graduates

Mathematics

49 Graduates

Sociology

44 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

43 Graduates

Computer Science

36 Graduates

History

34 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

27 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

26 Graduates

Physics

23 Graduates

Science, Technology and Society

22 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

20 Graduates

Chemistry

19 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

19 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

18 Graduates

English Language and Literature/Let...

17 Graduates

Music

16 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

16 Graduates

Physical Sciences

16 Graduates

Anthropology

16 Graduates

Philosophy

13 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

9 Graduates

Dance

8 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

6 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

4 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

4 Graduates

Archeology

2 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

2 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

2 Graduates

Classical and Ancient Studies

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,009

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

17%

Full-time

97%

Part-time

3%

Students Gender

Male

45%

US National: 44%

Female

55%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

53% White

3% Unknown

7% Black

12% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

12% Non Resident alien

7% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

80%

Out Of State

6%

In State

14%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$82,041 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

Yes

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

100%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Cardinal

School Colors

Cardinal red and black

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

New England Small College Ath Conf

Total Male Athletes

363

Total Female Athletes

241

Intramural Sports

4

Sports Club

28

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Wrestling

Squash

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Field Hockey

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Squash

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $15,724 per year. Several dining and meal plan options are available for the students at WU. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 46% and 54%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$42,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$54,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$16,045

$16,045

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$167 - 167

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

42%

Average Aid Per Year

$48,669

Students Receiving Federal Grants

16%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,277

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

41%

Average Aid Per Year

$46,323

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$64,618

$30K - $48K

$63,186

$48K - $75K

$57,715

$75K - $110K

$51,004

> $110K

$26,305

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$63,182,741

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,476,730

The financial aid department of Wesleyan University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Wesleyan University is around $48,976 and the federal grant is $5,751. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $2,930 and institutional aid worth $48,976. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Wesleyan University amount to $63,182,741 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $1,476,730.

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