Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,206
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 8:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,908 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Wesleyan University is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 11,928 applications and only 2,129 students were granted admission. Wesleyan University is at the #16 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Wesleyan University's tuition was $50,312 for all students regardless of residency (87.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 53% of Wesleyan University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 22% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,712 (which is 7.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Wesleyan University in 2016-2017, was 213, which is 28% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,400 (which is 42.3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Wesleyan University has enrolled a total of 3,206 students (3,069 students full-time and 137 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,206 students, 61 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and 2,971 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 235 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 54%

Non-resident alien: 11%

Hispanic: 10%

Asian: 7%

Black/African American: 7%

Two or more races: 5%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Wesleyan University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Social Sciences 13% 122
Psychology 9% 85
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 8% 72
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 7% 62
English Language And Literature/letters 6% 58
Visual And Performing Arts 5% 49
Physical Sciences 5% 48
Mathematics And Statistics 5% 45
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3% 30
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 24

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Wesleyan University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Wesleyan University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,700. Last year, out of the total 490 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 436 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 502 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 457 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $37,700 $49,200
Employment Rate 89% 91%
Total Graduates 490 502

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