Wesleyan University: Statistics

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#712 of 14,131 In the World
#240 of 2,597 In North America
#213 of 2,496 In the United States
#3 of 28 In Connecticut
#156 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
Top50% For 55 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
21%
Avg. cost to attend
$22,845 /y
Aid receiving
48%
Undergraduates
2,852
Graduates
201
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Wesleyan University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 21% 23% 20%
Applicants 12,632 4,743 7,889
Admissions 2,640 1,088 1,552
Freshmen enrolled full time 720 292 428

2,586 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

359 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

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

White 1665 (55%)
Nonresident Alien 376 (12%)
Hispanic 343 (11%)
Asian 239 (8%)
Two or more races 199 (7%)
Black or African American 169 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 59 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$22,845/year
Average aid awarded
$52,848
Students receiving aid
48%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $4,782
$30-48K $7,475
$48-75K $11,936
$75-110K $17,900
$110K+ $49,134

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $59,086$59,086
Tuition in-state $59,086$59,086
Tuition out-of-state $59,086$59,086
Fee in-district $600$20
Fee in-state $600$20
Fee out-of-state $600$20

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,975
Combined charge for room and board $16,384

Wesleyan University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 71
Political Science and Government, General 67
Psychology, General 57 5
Behavioral Neuroscience 53 6
English Language and Literature, General 46
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 34
Physics, General 25 7
Science, Technology and Society 29
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 8 20
Computer Science 27 1
Molecular Biochemistry 22 2 2
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 20 3 2
Mathematics, General 22 2
American & United States Studies & Civilization 23
Sociology, General 21
Fine & Studio Arts, General 20
History, General 20
Anthropology, General 20
Social Sciences, Other 18
Philosophy 17
Music, Other 10 6
Chemistry, General 14 2
East Asian Studies 14
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 14
Spanish and Iberian Studies 14
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other 11
Physical Sciences, General 10
African-American & Black Studies 8
Environmental Studies 8
French Studies 8
Italian Studies 7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 6
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 5
Religion & Religious Studies 4
Latin American Studies 4
Biological and Physical Sciences 4
Astronomy 2 2
Fine and Studio Arts Management 4
Ancient Studies & Civilization 3
Russian Studies 3
German Studies 2
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 2
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 1
Grand Total 774 56 10
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 91% 91% 91%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%

Publications & Citations

Publications
7,688
Citations
295,324

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,949 / 39,998
Physics
1,325 / 57,434
Biology
1,053 / 74,491
Psychology
879 / 64,270
Chemistry
791 / 26,505
Medicine
704 / 40,662
Environmental Science
671 / 61,332
Astrophysics and Astronomy
634 / 36,131
Computer Science
606 / 24,101
Engineering
431 / 11,273
Political Science
419 / 5,194
Economics
413 / 14,460
Business
369 / 12,457
History
360 / 1,357
Sociology
359 / 10,938
Art & Design
358 / 2,831
Geology
284 / 25,729
Demography
253 / 12,362
Biochemistry
227 / 6,044
Social Psychology
202 / 13,288
Mathematics
190 / 8,671
Materials Science
188 / 5,550
Atomic and Molecular physics
177 / 4,393
Genetics
172 / 23,711
Cognitive Science
169 / 10,753
Ecology
169 / 16,536
Philosophy
161 / 1,294
Child Psychology
159 / 17,034
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
154 / 907
Political Economy
153 / 4,044
Classics and Ancient History
146 / 473
Psychiatry
144 / 16,113
Law
140 / 2,343
Clinical Psychology
131 / 10,657
Organic Chemistry
124 / 1,873
Neuroscience
120 / 5,731
Art History
120 / 162
Molecular Biology
118 / 4,711
Quantum and Particle physics
110 / 5,966
Environmental Management
107 / 18,326

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 114 1708
1992 114 1929
1993 132 1839
1994 111 2243
1995 116 2230
1996 123 2489
1997 144 2786
1998 168 3273
1999 167 3637
2000 194 4347
2001 213 4922
2002 180 5653
2003 158 6165
2004 195 7205
2005 227 8521
2006 275 9338
2007 252 10646
2008 266 11429
2009 252 12875
2010 286 13957
2011 274 14878
2012 302 17025
2013 299 17622
2014 273 18150
2015 324 18650
2016 302 18450
2017 316 18410
2018 290 18386
2019 338 19698
2020 416 22458
2021 339 21849

Wesleyan University alumni

  1. Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    composerlyricistactorstage actorrapper
    Biography

    Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American actor, singer-songwriter, playwright, and filmmaker. He is known for creating the Broadway musicals In the Heights (2005) and Hamilton (2015), and the soundtrack of Disney's Encanto (2021). His accolades include three Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, two Laurence Olivier Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, an Annie Award, a MacArthur Fellowship Award, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a Pulitzer Prize.

  2. Bill Belichick

    Bill Belichick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    coachAmerican football coach
    Biography

    William Stephen Belichick is an American professional football coach who is the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He exercises extensive authority over the Patriots' football operations, effectively making him the team's general manager as well. He holds numerous coaching records, including winning a record six Super Bowls as the head coach of the Patriots, and two more as defensive coordinator for the New York Giants. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest coaches in NFL history.

  3. Michael Bay

    Michael Bay
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerscreenwriteractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Michael Benjamin Bay is an American film director and producer. He is best known for making big-budget, high-concept action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic cinematography and visuals, and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depictions of explosions. The films he has produced and directed, which include Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001) and the Transformers film series (2007–present), have grossed over US$7.8 billion worldwide, making him one of the most commercially successful directors in history.

  4. Joss Whedon

    Joss Whedon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producertelevision directorcomposer
    Biography

    Joseph Hill Whedon is an American filmmaker, composer, and comic book writer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions, co-founder of Bellwether Pictures, and is best known as the creator of several television series: the supernatural drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999–2004), the short-lived space Western Firefly (2002), the Internet musical miniseries Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008), the science fiction drama Dollhouse (2009–2010), the Marvel Cinematic Universe series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020), and the science fiction drama The Nevers (2021).

General info

Alternative names WU
Founded 1831
Colors cardinal, black
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 967
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 45 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, Connecticut, 06459
United States
City population 48,000
Phone 8606852000

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