Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
16%
Acceptance Rate
12,360
Students Applied
24%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
159
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020
Other
Freeman Scholar Program / Early Decision II
January 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$55
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
7%
Out-Of-State Students
93%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
54
45%
Submitting ACT
56%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1415
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
670
75th
770
Reading
25th
650
75th
740
3.90
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
57
Top 25%
85
Top 50%
98

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 860-685-3000
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.28 Average Rating
At Wesleyan, freedom and individuality are valued. This is reflected in the open curriculum and the wide variety of events on campus. The biggest tip for prospective students is to visit campus and even to visit a class. I’ve never seen a professor deny a high schooler of sitting in on a course, and it will give you a good idea of what that class is like. Be wary, though, of generalizing a single class to the entire university as a whole. The more classes that you visit and the more people who you talk to, the better informed that you will be about Wesleyan.
Brendan from Middletown, CT
Do well in school, participate in activities that you're passionate about and show the Wes admissions staff that you're perfect for Wesleyan through your essays and you're good to go!
Danielle from New Jersey
Make it a point to befriend athletes and hipsters. Be your own bridge between the sometimes daunting social divide.
Anonymous
If you can, visit the school and get a feel for it. It's really the best way to figure out if it's right for you.
EK from Middletown, CT
Take full advantage of the diversity present in the student body, as so many of the students are from different backgrounds and have much to offer you. They are all just as enthusiastic as you are to learn and discover their own individually unique identities. Just be yourself and let others become a part of your college experience.
Youngbo from Colorado Springs, CO
This school has much appeal; it is academically prestigious, nationally known, and truly quite fun. When you arrive you will be surrounded by brilliant minds. I urge you to feed off this brilliance and take advantage of all the benefits this school offers.
Rilwan from Middletown, CT
Apply! It's really a great University. Research, Visit, Apply! ha ha It's that easy.
Thomas from Houston, TX
Know the type of campus you're getting yourself into and if it would truly be a good fit. Definitely visit.
Susan
Solid grades and test scores (this is a little ivy!)
Extracurriculars that show who you are
Emily from South Windsor, CT
Don't worry about making friends; there are so many different groups at Wes that you will find your group relatively quickly in the school year.
Brittany from Lithonia, GA

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