Wesleyan University Rankings

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In the World#679 of 14178
In North America#236 of 2629
In the United States#209 of 2528
In Connecticut#3 of 29
In Middletown#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
16%
Avg. cost to attend
$21,853 /y
Aid receiving
47%
Undergraduates
3,018
Graduates
212
Male:Female Ratio
46:54
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Wesleyan University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate16%20%14%
Applicants13,2645,0088,256
Admissions2,1869901,196
Freshmen enrolled full time771346425

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1717 (53%)
Nonresident Alien450 (14%)
Hispanic353 (11%)
Asian230 (7%)
Black or African American204 (6%)
Two or more races189 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown80 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander4 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$21,853/year
Average aid awarded
$50,786
Students receiving aid
47%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$3,967
$30-48K$7,740
$48-75K$12,629
$75-110K$19,821
$110K+$46,243

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$56,704$56,704
Tuition in-state$56,704$56,704
Tuition out-of-state$56,704$56,704
Fee in-district$330$20
Fee in-state$330$20
Fee out-of-state$330$20

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,964
Combined charge for room and board$15,724

Wesleyan University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics77
Psychology, General684
English Language and Literature, General57
Political Science and Government, General54
Physiological Psychology & Psychobiology511
American & United States Studies & Civilization38
Film & Cinema & Video Studies35
Biology & Biological Sciences, General2741
Mathematics, General2232
Chemistry, General1772
Science, Technology and Society25
Music, Other177
Sociology23
Computer Science221
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies22
Social Sciences, Other22
Fine & Studio Arts, General21
Molecular Biochemistry1353
History, General18
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General17
Physics, General1213
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other13
Philosophy13
African-American & Black Studies11
Anthropology11
Environmental Studies10
Spanish and Iberian Studies10
French Studies9
Physical Sciences53
Art History, Criticism and Conservation7
East Asian Studies7
Religion & Religious Studies6
Italian Studies5
Ancient Studies & Civilization5
Astronomy14
Fine and Studio Arts Management5
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other3
German Studies3
Latin American Studies2
Dance, General1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
Grand Total7636711
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate92%89%94%
  • Full-time retention rate - 97%

Publications & Citations

Publications
8,568
Citations
310,978

Publication count by topic

Psychology
1,024
Biology
1,021
Chemistry
894
Physics
767
Mathematics
749
Political science
451
Sociology
437
History
425
Economics
365
Computer science
287
Geology
284
Art
255
Medicine
245
Philosophy
212
Materials science
188
Business
96
Engineering
91
Geography
81
Environmental science
80

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy2841,329
Geology31025,134
History3171,042
Psychology40775,281
Political science4554,515
Environmental science47315,576
Sociology5038,707
Economics52013,260
Physics56834,973
Art582276
Biology82054,478
Mathematics94210,350
Geography10671,717
Chemistry112623,192
Computer science12916,920
Business13161,822
Medicine15397,599
Materials science17315,293
Engineering2717417

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990931427
19911131674
19921121899
19931251773
19941052193
19951132074
19961062323
19971272509
19981452935
19991523244
20001693814
20011824407
20021654907
20031475560
20041646579
20052017770
20062568620
20072339785
200824710648
200921711737
201025812861
201124913989
201227715965
201325916469
201424317086
201527917349
201628816504
201728516605
201824715395
201928216770
202031417620

General info

Alternative namesWU
Founded1831
WikipediaWesleyan University
Colorscardinal, black
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff982
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address45 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, Connecticut, 06459
United States
City population48,000
Phone8606852000

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