Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University is located in Middleton, Connecticut, United States. It was founded in the year 1831 by Methodist leaders and the well-known residents of Middleton. Initially, the university was an all-male Methodist College. The campus spreads over a sprawling area of more than 350 acres. Wesleyan university offers degrees and certificate programs in various areas of study including environmental studies, astronomy, liberal studies, mathematics, and computer science.

Students of Wesleyan University participate in a wide variety of sports such as field hockey, lacrosse, softball, football, soccer, basketball, dodgeball, and baseball. The university houses several fraternities including Delta Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Beta Theta Pi, and Alpha Kappa Alpha. The college's alumni include Lindsay Weber, actress; Stephen Alter, author of fiction and non-fiction books; and Harold Marks, British educator.

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Contacting Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University
237 High St
Middletown , CT 06459
General Phone: (860) 685-2000

Wesleyan University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts479American studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, French studies, German studies, Italian studies, Spanish studies, African-American studies, ...
Science117biology, molecular biology, molecular biochemistry, science and society, physical sciences, astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics ...
Therapy and Counseling73psychology, psychobiology
Music33various music studies
Religion and Philosophy30philosophy, religion
Fine Arts25fine arts, art history and criticism
Photography and Commercial Art22film studies, cinematography
Drama and Performing Arts20dance, drama
Computer Science and Engineering10computer science
Education and Teaching0education

Number of programs and degrees for Wesleyan University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree73247
Master's degree9323
Post-master's certificate01
Doctor's degree126

Wesleyan University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wesleyan University had a total enrollment of 3,222 students (3,192 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 6%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 9%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 42%
20-21 38%
22-24 7%
25-29 3%
30-34 3%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York24%
(International Students)9%
New Jersey7%
Washington, DC1%
North Carolina1%
New Hampshire1%
New Mexico1%
Rhode Island1%

Wesleyan University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %

Wesleyan University Room and Board (2007)

Wesleyan University offers campus housing for 2,745 of its 3,192 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Middletown, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Wesleyan University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal650750
SAT Math650740
SAT Writing650740
ACT Verbal2834
ACT Math2732
ACT Composite2732

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Wesleyan University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 38,634
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 38,634
Room and board $ 10,636
Books and supplies $ 1,333
Other expenses $ 1,332

Financial Aid:
Wesleyan University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 142400)

Wesleyan University Faculty

Wesleyan University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year96$130,56031$129,332
Associate professoracademic year30$86,66228$83,505
Assistant professoracademic year33$71,76231$69,568
No academic rankacademic year37$74,38142$65,156
All faculty totalacademic year196$103,336132$85,156

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Wesleyan University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New England Small College Athletic Conference
Basketball New England Small College Athletic Conference
Baseball New England Small College Athletic Conference
Track New England Small College Athletic Conference

Wesleyan University Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General


Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Studies
German Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Spanish and Iberian Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Music, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Science, Technology and Society

Therapy And Counseling
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General

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Wesleyan University Highlights

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