Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution located in Middletown, Connecticut. The campus is situated in a small city area and is home to 3,018 undergraduate students.

Frequently Asked

How difficult is it to get into Wesleyan University?

Admission into Wesleyan University is very competitive with an acceptance rate of 16%. Male students have an acceptance rate of 20% compared to female students with an acceptance rate of 14%.

How much does it cost to attend Wesleyan University?

The cost of undergraduate tuition and fees for attending Wesleyan University for an academic year is $57,334. Both in-state and out-of-state students pay the same tuition. Including the cost of living of $18,389 (for room and board, books and supplies and other miscellaneous expenses), raises the cost from $57,334 to $75,723 for an academic year. 47% of undergraduate students at Wesleyan University receive financial aid reducing the average cost paid by students to $21,853.

What degrees are offered at Wesleyan University?

The degrees offered at Wesleyan University include "bachelor's degree", "postbaccalaureate certificate", "master's degree" and "doctor's degree - research/scholarship".

What are the popular majors at Wesleyan University?

The most popular programs/majors at Wesleyan University include "Area Studies", "Psychology, General"" and "Economics".

What is the graduation rate at Wesleyan University?

The graduation rate at Wesleyan University is 92%.

What is the debt of graduating Wesleyan University students? What is the earnings?

The median debt of Wesleyan University students is $15,157 and after college, former students in their mid-career (10 years after entry) earn an average salary of $63,400.


College Category

Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above

Student-to-faculty Ratio


Awards Offered

Bachelor's degree

Postbaccalaureate certificate

Master's degree

Doctor's degree - research/scholarship



College Type

Private not-for-profit

Campus Housing


Location Setting

Small City

Average Grant or Scholarship Aid




45 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, Connecticut 06459

College Website



(860) 685-2000

Admissions Website


Online Application Website


Financial Aid Website



Wesleyan University has an acceptance rate of 16%. The acceptance rate of 16% implies that for every 100 students that applied 16 students got accepted. 13,264 students appied to Wesleyan University. 16% of the students that applied got accepted, and 35% that that got accepted enrolled.

Number of Applicants


Acceptance Rate


Application Fee$55
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Costs to Attend

The cost for undergraduate students to attend Wesleyan University for an academic year can be broken down into $56,704 for tuition, $630 for fees, $1,200 for books and supplies, $15,724 for room and board and $1,465 for other expenses. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

Tuition and Fees

Books and supplies$1,200
Room and board$15,724
Other expenses$1,465
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Wesleyan University has 3,018 undergradute students. 46% of the undergraduate students are male compared to 54% female.

Undergradute Enrollment


Enrollment by gender


46% men


54% women

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The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Wesleyan University is 92%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 89% compared to 94% for female undergraduate students.

The retention rate for undergraduate students at Wesleyan University is 97%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.

Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate by Gender


89% men


94% women

Retention Rate

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After College

The average earnings of former students working 10 years after entry at Wesleyan University is $63,400 with 25% of former students having earnings less than $33,000 compared to 25% former students having earnings greater than $76,400.

Mean Earnings After 10 Years


Earnings Range After 10 Years

$33,000 - $76,400

Percent Earning Over $25,000 After 10 Years


The percent of former students working 10 years after entry at Wesleyan University is 92% compared to 8% of former students 10 years after entry not working.

Working Status


92% percent_working


8% percent_not_working

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Programs and Majors

The largest programs/majors at Wesleyan University include "Area Studies" with 118 graduates followed by "Psychology, General" with 104 graduates, "Economics" with 103 graduates, "Political Science and Government" with 86 graduates and "English Language and Literature, General" with 75 graduates.

Area Studies118
Psychology, General104
Political Science and Government86
English Language and Literature, General75

ⓘ Graduates by program are reported for students receiving bachelors degree.

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