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Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Middletown, Connecticut. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

$56,713 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
19% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Wesleyan University?


Contact details for Wesleyan U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459
Phone: 860-685-2000

How Do I Get Into Wesleyan U?

You can apply to Wesleyan U online at:

Admission Requirements for Wesleyan U

Submission Required?
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Wesleyan U?

19% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
51% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 19%, Wesleyan U is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 22%, and the acceptance rate for women is 18%.

Average Test Scores

About 51% of students accepted to Wesleyan U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 650 and 750. Math scores were between 650 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wesleyan University  ( 650 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for Wesleyan University  ( 650 to 760 )
Wesleyan U received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 34 and 35. Math scores were between 28 and 33. Composite scores were between 31 and 34.

ACT English Scores for Wesleyan University  ( 34 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for Wesleyan University  ( 28 to 33 )
ACT Composite Scores for Wesleyan University  ( 31 to 34 )

Can I Afford Wesleyan University?

$56,713 Net Price
19% Take Out Loans
0.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Wesleyan U is $56,713. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Wesleyan U, approximately 19% of students took out student loans averaging $7,079 a year. That adds up to $28,316 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wesleyan U is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,238 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,385 undergraduate students at Wesleyan U, with 3,238 being full-time and 147 being part-time.


There are also 196 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,238 full-time undergraduates at Wesleyan U, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wesleyan University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 255
Black or African American 173
Hispanic or Latino 343
White 1,813
International Students 346
Other Races/Ethnicities 308

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Wesleyan University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 64 countries are represented at Wesleyan U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Canada.

Online Learning at Wesleyan University

115 Took All Classes Online
153 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2020-2021, 153 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wesleyan U has changed over the last few years.



*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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