Wesleyan University

635 reviews
  1. Middletown, CT
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
237 High St
Middletown, CT 06459

Wesleyan University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
24%
SAT Range
1300-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$24,156/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,009/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,811/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,753/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,474/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,187/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,914Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Passionate and creative
    57%
  • Boring and narcissistic, go Wes!
    14%
  • Opinionated
    14%
  • Interesting!
    7%
  • LGBT Druggy Hippie come to Wes
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.42 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Unique, passionate, and intellectual
    36%
  • Hippy Druggy
    18%
  • Politically active
    18%
  • Weird and diverse
    18%
  • Self-infatuated
    9%

After Wesleyan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

635 reviews
  • Excellent
    133
  • Very Good
    256
  • Average
    184
  • Poor
    39
  • Terrible
    23
I love Wes. There is a hugely diverse student population, with people from all over with varying interests. It is very easy to find your niche at this school.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
Having only one year of experience so far, I'd say that my experience has been great! Everyone is so outgoing and friendly, which was weird for a shy little one like me at first. But then, you learn to just let yourself go and to be outgoing and break out of your little bubble. The professors have been great and clearly want to help their students, offering multiple office hours, study sessions and looking out for students that seem to be having a bit more of a struggle than others. The food was great at first, but then you realize the menu is about the same every week/month so that gets boring. But that's only at Usdan and Summies. There are other excellent food establishments on campus though, just that freshies are limited to certain meal plans that only encourage us to go to those two above named places.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
People criticize the school a lot but overall I've grown so much as a person here and I am so grateful for my experience.
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago