Wesleyan at a Glance
- About 2,900 full-time undergraduates
- 51% women and 49% men, from 49 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and 49 foreign countries
- Around 200 graduate students in the natural sciences, mathematics, and ethnomusicology
- Around 300 students per year in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program
students of color in Classes 2012–2015 (7% Black or African American; 8% Asian or Asian American; 10% Latino or Hispanic; .1% Native
American, .03% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; 5% two or more races); 8% international students
- Freeman Asian Scholars
Program: full tuition scholarships for 11 of the finest students from
Asia per class (1 from each of 11 countries). There are more than 70
Freeman Scholars enrolled today.
- 375 faculty members. All teach undergraduates while remaining active as scholars and researchers.
- 46% women and 54% men; 19% persons of color
- 9:1 student-faculty ratio
- Bachelor of arts, master's degree, master of arts in liberal studies, master of philosophy in liberal arts, and PhD in 6 disciplines
- 713 bachelor of arts and 82 graduate degrees were awarded in 2012.
- More than 900 courses offered in 40 departments and 44 major fields of study
- More than 900 individual tutorials and private music lessons
- 11 interdisciplinary programs and 11 certificates
international programs in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, with
a special relationship with a program in Japan, and 145 other
- Participant in the Twelve-College Exchange Program
- 316-acre campus
- More than 300 buildings including:
Olin Memorial Library; Russell House, a National Historic Landmark; the
six-story Exley Science Center; Andrus Public Affairs Center; the Van
Vleck Observatory; the Center for Film Studies; the Freeman Athletic
Center with a 50-meter swimming pool, the Spurrier-Snyder Rink for
skating activities, the 1,200-seat Silloway Gymnasium, the
7,500-square-foot Andersen Fitness Center, and the Rosenbaum Squash
Center with eight courts; 11-building Center for the Arts complex;
Davison Art Center, a National Historic Landmark; Fayerweather with Beckham Hall; the Usdan University Center; 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly the Squash Buildling and now housing the Career Center, the College of Letters, and the art history department); and the
Allbritton Center (housing the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public
Life, the Center for Community Partnerships, and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship).
- Wesleyan is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (an 11-member league in NCAA Division III).
- 29 varsity teams; 14 club sports teams; 9 intramural sports
- About 700 students participate in intercollegiate sports each year
- More than 200 student organizations covering a range of
interests: martial arts, outdoor activities, community tutoring, a
cappella singing, literary magazines, theater and dance troupes,
WESU-radio, political organizations, and ethnic interest and support
- New groups are formed constantly in response to student interest.
Admission (For Class of 2015)
- Highly selective, based on individual achievement and
promise, with a commitment to enroll a diverse student body and meet full demonstrated need; limited aid available for
- 10,033 applications received; 2,339 students admitted (23%); 809 students enrolled
- 50% women, 50% men enrolled
- 66% of students enrolled were within the top 10% of their class.
- Median SAT score for students enrolled: 700 verbal, 700 math, 710 writing; ACT 31
all students enrolled in the class, 41% are students of color (9% Black
or African American; 20% Asian or Asian American; 12% Latino or
Hispanic; .1% Native American); 9% are international students.
Tuition and Financial Aid
- Tuition, fees, residential comprehensive fee, and estimated
cost for books, supplies and miscellaneous expenses for 2012–13 total
$57,932, plus a one-time $300 matriculation fee for first-time students
- The Office of Financial Aid at Wesleyan University is committed to enabling admitted students to attend, regardless of the family's financial circumstances. Accordingly, Wesleyan's financial aid program awards assistance solely on the basis of financial need and meets the full demonstrated need of admitted students.
2011–12, 46% of students received need-based scholarship awards averaging $36,300;
scholarships for all four undergraduate classes exceeded $45 million. The Freeman Asian Scholars program provides merit and need-based aid to eleven incoming students from select countries.
- Wesleyan was last accredited in 2002 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.