Wesleyan University

649 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
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 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 28 responses
Report
  • Passionate and creative
    43%
  • Curious and weird (in a good way)
    14%
  • Friendly and smart
    11%
  • Opinionated
    11%
  • Boring and narcissistic, go Wes!
    7%
  • Interesting!
    7%
  • LGBT Druggy Hippie come to Wes
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.54 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Unique, passionate, and intellectual
    46%
  • Weird and diverse
    23%
  • Politically active
    19%
  • Hippy Druggy
    8%
  • Self-infatuated
    4%

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%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

Reviews

649 reviews
  • Excellent
    135
  • Very Good
    262
  • Average
    190
  • Poor
    39
  • Terrible
    23
Wes really emphasizes connecting their new graduates with alumni for opportunities, and in general they do a great job! There are multiple online portals that help you search for WesAlums in your field, and you can receive exclusive job offers that WesAlums post looking for Wes undergrads/grads. Also, once I got into my major I receive almost a superfluous amount of internship/job opportunities forwarded to me from people who contact our department looking for our undergrads. Opportunities abound! Nobody ever really GOES to the Career Center, and from my experience they're great at proofreading your resume but unhelpful in any kind of career soul-searching. Job recruiters are almost exclusively consulting firms and/or education, but most people don't get jobs through the recruiters.
  • College Senior
  • 10 months ago
Academics vary by department, but generally I find myself in small enough classes where I get enough attention. Many are seminar based with lots of reading, which put a great emphasis on conversation. You can study ANY subject under the sun, and picking classes from all the exciting options is really hard! Professors are honestly hit or miss. Some (a slight majority?) are the most brilliant, passionate, helpful educators I've ever had, and are great resources for whatever we are studying. But I've had some professors that are incredibly disorganized and terrible at imparting knowledge onto others. Definitely weigh in upperclassmen opinions of faculty when picking classes (RateMyProfessor is v outdated).
  • College Senior
  • 10 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
  • 5 months ago