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Wesleyan University

School Profile

  • Wesleyan UniversityPrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College/University in Middletown, CT
  • Acceptance Rate: 27%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,772
First-year Undergraduate Students: 715
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,748
Graduate Students: 377

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Central/Eastern European Studies
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chinese
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of East Asian
  • Bachelor of East Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of French Studies
  • Bachelor of Gay/Lesbian Studies
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Japanese
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Bachelor of Molecular Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Planetary Sciences
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Romance Languages
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $40,392
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $40,392

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/SAT Subject Tests/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 600
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 250
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 100
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 628
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 273
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 115


Member: NCAA
Team name: Cardinals


  • Ranked #12 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #11 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #29 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #115 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #107 Chemistry
  • Ranked #104 Math
  • Ranked #133 Physics

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Admissions Address

70 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459-0260
(860) 685-3000
Fax: (860) 685-3001
Contact: Nancy Meislahn
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 21%
Early decision acceptance rate 43%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 19%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 10,657
Female applicants 6,289
Male applicants 4,368
Applicants accepted 2,190
Female applicants accepted 1,185
Male applicants accepted 1,005
Freshman enrollment 748
Female freshman enrollment 411
Male freshman enrollment 337
Early decision applicants 869
Early decision applicants accepted 371
Early decision applicants enrolled 362
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 48%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,859
Students accepting place on wait list 645
Students accepted from wait list 88

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 45%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 74%
Average high school GPA 3.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.7-4

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 70%
SAT Critical Reading average score 700
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 635-740
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 700
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 660-740
SAT Writing average score 700
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 650-750
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 30%
Average ACT Composite score 32
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 30-33
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 30-35
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 28-33

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