Wesleyan University is a small, private, liberal arts university, founded in 1831. Intellectual independence, critical thinking skills, and the ability to see the connection between distinct fields of learning are the goals of a Wesleyan education. Students are encouraged to see themselves as scholars, to participate in the exchange of ideas, and to form close working relationships with professors. Wesleyan describes its environment as academically demanding but noncompetitive: one that allows students to find their niche in the classroom, in campus life, and in the wider community. Wesleyan's 240-acre campus is located 15 miles south of Hartford.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,852
Undergraduates
1,207
Men - 42.3%
1,646
Women - 57.7%
201
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
21% of 12,632 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
713 average
670-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
704 average
670-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$78,885
Tuition and Fees
$59,386
Room and Board
$16,384
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$63,036
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,876
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
372
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
29%
10-19
44%
20-29
12%
30-39
9%
40-49
3%
50-99
2%
Over 100
1%
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Middletown Population
46,013
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Hartford, CT; New Haven, CT; Springfield, MA
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
97% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cardinal
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
8.8%
Black/African-American
6.5%
Hispanic/Latino
13%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
7.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
61.7%
Unknown
2.2%
International Students
11.4% from 59 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.0%
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