Wesleyan University

237 High St, Middletown, CT 06459

About Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. 80% or more of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and at least half of undergrad students reside on campus. This institution awards 80% of its bachelor’s degrees in the arts and sciences fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. The majority of these doctorates are awarded within scientific fields, such as engineering, mathematics, science, and technology. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,787
Student Age% Under 2591%
 % 25 and Over9%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time94%
 % Part-time6%
Race/Ethnicity% White57.3%
 % Black6.5%
 % Asian9.0%
 % Latino7.9%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown10.2%
 % International student8%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFilm, Video, TV
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted22%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled34%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800750 / 800
 SAT Writing640 / 800740 / 800
 SAT Math650 / 800750 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite29 / 3633 / 36
 ACT English30 / 3634
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math27 / 3633 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$55
 In-State Tuition & Fees$42,084
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$42,084
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid52%
 % Undergraduates with Loans40%
 % Undergraduates with Grants45%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,333
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,592
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,332
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Middletown Area

Median Age36.6
Median Household Income$59,966
Total Population47,510
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.5% 52.5%
 Age 0-945.5%54.5%
 Age 10-1756.1%43.9%
 Age 18-2447.3%52.7%
 Age 25-2948.8%51.2%
 Age 30-3947.0%53.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White76.0%
 % Black13.1%
 % Asian4.4%
 % Latino8.1%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.5%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,592
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$817
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50022.2%16.9%7.8%
 $500 to $74921.5%18.2%0.0%
 $750 to $99947.2%37.0%29.3%
 Over $10009.1%27.9%49.1%
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