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  • 237 High St
    Middletown , CT 06459
    (860) 685-2000

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    Mission Statement

    Wesleyan University is dedicated to providing an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit.

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    Type of School
    Four or more years , Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation
    Highest degree offered
    Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
    Distance learning opportunities

  • Wesleyan University Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number -
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $55
    Applied 12,030
    Admitted 2,129
    Enrolled 782
    Admitted % 18%

    Wesleyan University Admission factors

    Admission test scores Optional
    Secondary school GPA Recommended
    Secondary school rank Recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Recommended
    Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
    Recommendations Required
    Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

    Wesleyan University Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 70%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 635
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 760
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 670
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 760
    Students submitting ACT 30%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 31
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 34

    Wesleyan University Diversity

    American Indian/Alaskan Native 1%
    Asian/Pacific Islander 9%
    Black/Non-Hispanic 7%
    Hispanic 8%
    White/Non-Hispanic 58%
    Non-Resident Alien 8%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 10%
  • Wesleyan University Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $50,312
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $50,312
    Books and Supplies $1,200
    On-campus room and board $13,950
    Off-campus room and board -

    Wesleyan University Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 50%
    Receiving Federal Grants 19% , $6,390 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 44% , $39,024 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 36% , $5,064 on average
  • Wesleyan University Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2012/2013 academic year.

    African-American/Black Studies 8 0 0
    American/United States Studies/Civilization 25 0 0
    East Asian Studies 8 0 0
    Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 7 0 0
    French Studies 24 0 0
    German Studies 5 0 0
    Italian Studies 5 0 0
    Latin American Studies 6 0 0
    Russian Studies 4 0 0
    Spanish and Iberian Studies 15 0 0
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 47 4 3
    Molecular Biochemistry 29 0 0
    Molecular Biology 0 2 3
    Computer Science 29 3 0
    English Language and Literature, General 64 0 0
    English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 17 0 0
    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 7 0 0
    Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2 0 0
    Russian Language and Literature 0 0 0
    Spanish Language and Literature 0 0 0
    HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
    History, General 28 0 0
    Humanities/Humanistic Studies 0 0 0
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 3 30 0
    MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Mathematics, General 52 1 2
    Ancient Studies/Civilization 5 0 0
    Biological and Physical Sciences 4 0 0
    Science, Technology and Society 25 0 0
    Environmental Studies 20 0 0
    Philosophy 9 0 0
    Religion/Religious Studies 5 0 0
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Astronomy 2 0 0
    Chemistry, General 22 1 5
    Geology/Earth Science, General 0 2 0
    Physical Sciences 22 0 0
    Physics, General 14 4 2
    PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology 64 3 0
    Psychology, General 89 4 0
    SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Anthropology 15 0 0
    Archeology 4 0 0
    Economics, General 104 0 0
    Economics, Other 0 0 0
    Political Science and Government, General 77 0 0
    Social Sciences, Other 26 0 0
    Sociology 31 0 0
    VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Art History, Criticism and Conservation 9 0 0
    Cinematography and Film/Video Production 0 0 0
    Dance, General 7 0 0
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 10 0 0
    Film/Cinema/Video Studies 40 0 0
    Fine and Studio Arts Management 0 4 0
    Fine/Studio Arts, General 14 0 0
    Music, Other 19 5 0
    Musicology and Ethnomusicology 0 0 0
  • Wesleyan University Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline January 1
    Priority application deadline -
    Fall application deadline October 15
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due February 15
    SAT Subject score report due February 15
    College will notify student by by March 31
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit -

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline November 15
    Financial aid deadline February 15
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about May 15
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by June 1

    Early Decision/Action

    Early decision deadline November 15
    College will notify student of early decision by December 15
    Early action deadline -
    College will notify student of early action by -

    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline -
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline February 15
    Transfer application closing date March 15
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms March 15
    College will notify student of transfer decision by May 13
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Student Reviews of Wesleyan University

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  • van donsel from waltham, ma

    wesleyan is a university, so there are graduate programs. almost all students double-major. students are extremely close with the professors as well, and one of the information session presenters described being invited to dinner at his professor's… more read full review

    wesleyan is a university, so there are graduate programs. almost all students double-major. students are extremely close with the professors as well, and one of the information session presenters described being invited to dinner at his professor's house. the school president tries to be very involved in the school activities and keep up an active image. there are required course categories students must take classes in, but most students end up filling their requirements anyway by accident, just because they want to take so many different types of classes. so, that's something to keep in mind when selecting courses, but don'â?â?t worry about it. my impression was that the stress load was rather relaxed in terms of homework and academic obligations, which means although the students are top learners and very bright, they have time to get involved with clubs and experience the town. so it'â?s not like your typical college experience, where the stress load is lax and people have an average work ethic. it's an excellent school with a small acceptance rate. students who do get in are very dedicated. there is an art studio major, but in the course catalogue, the studio art classes barely made two pages of text while the other majors had three, four, five pages. the arts are encouraged at wesleyan, but studio art is not given as much special attention as the other arts (film and performing arts are heavy at wesleyan). the arts center is also really creepy. it's this series of grey, monolithic buildings. it made me feel like i was in a terry gilliam movie. the performing arts program, as i just mentioned, is very strong. wesleyan is lin-manuel miranda's alma mater, and where he debuted in the heights. as our tour guide put it, "this really is where the champions are made." there is a youth playhouse in middletown (oddfellows playhouse), where wesleyan students can get involved. wesleyan's writing program is strong as well. it advertises its writing center as very extensive. the shapiro center for creative writing offers a library and lounge for student writers and a space for master classes. there are courses available in fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, and poetry, but also koeppel journalism courses on finance, food & travel, and social justice issues, as well as science writing courses, writing courses in film, video, and the arts, radio journalism opportunities, etc. there are several student-run publications at wesleyan, which are opportunities for people interested in writing to get involved, whether it be journalism, creative writing, screenwriting, etc. there are writing workshop tutors available daily to help you compose and edit papers for any course, and writing mentors who will work with you for a full semester at any point in your college career. some famous authors who came from wesleyan include daniel handler ("lemony snicket"), sebastian junger (wrote the perfect storm and war), lin-manuel miranda (wrote hamilton and in the heights), matthew weiner (writer for the sopranos and mad men), and amy bloom (wrote away and lucky us). if you're interested in writing, surely you'll get an excellent education here. wesleyan is extremely heavy on cultural- and ethnic-related courses. one of the tour guides was majoring in african-american studies and the other, who was from kenya herself, was a minor in african studies. almost all wesleyan students end up taking the west african dance class. not only is wesleyan an extremely diverse community in many regards, because middletown is very diverse, but the appreciation and study of different cultures spans across all the students. not only that, but wesleyan, despite being a liberal arts school, has an extensive science program. there is guaranteed admission to columbia with a grant if you're in the engineering program, no matter the type of engineering. wesleyan has an observatory (according to the tour guide, because the observatory was built by men, the telescopes were built two inches longer than those of amherst college). in the library, there was also a collection of old astronomy books on display. read full review

  • Kealan from Dobbin, TX

    The students and faculty are very accepting. It was a wonderful learning experience. I'm extremely interested in this school. read full review

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