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IPEDS ID: 130697
OPE ID: 00142400
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Wesleyan University
45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut 06459
General information:  (860) 685-2000
Website:  www.wesleyan.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,053 (2,852 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  8 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
17%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Air Force)
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty38448
Instructional38448
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-90
Instructional-85
Research-5
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees$54,914$57,304$59,686$62,0494.0%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$15,060$15,724$16,384$17,5317.0%
Other$1,465$1,465$1,465$1,4650.0%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
On Campus$72,639$75,693$78,735$82,2454.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
Tuition$61,449
Fees$20
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid134047%————
Grant or scholarship aid28940%$17,029,309$58,925
Federal grants15922%$1,136,556$7,148
Pell grants13018%$681,756$5,244
Other federal grants13318%$454,800$3,420
State/local government grant or scholarships61%$15,082$2,514
Institutional grants or scholarships28640%$15,877,671$55,516
Student loan aid13919%$983,971$7,079
Federal student loans13318%$509,986$3,834
Other student loans172%$473,985$27,881
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,235$68,621,920$55,564
Pell grants488$2,450,253$5,021
Federal student loans599$2,884,838$4,816
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Average net price$21,853$22,845$20,535
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-20192019-20202020-2021
$0 – $30,000$3,967$4,782$4,449
$30,001 – $48,000$7,740$7,475$4,800
$48,001 – $75,000$12,629$11,936$10,298
$75,001 – $110,000$19,821$17,900$14,835
$110,001 and more$46,243$49,134$51,016
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment3,053
Undergraduate enrollment2,852
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment22
Graduate enrollment201
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 12%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 8%
Out-of-state: 82%
Foreign countries: 9%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 67%
Part-time: 33%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 87%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 3%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 35%
Enrolled in some distance education: 49%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 16%
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2021
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants13,0674,9388,129
Percent admitted19%22%18%
Percent admitted who enrolled36%39%33%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2021 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT46551%
ACT24727%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing650750
SAT Math650760
ACT Composite3134
ACT English3435
ACT Math2833
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 87%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Returned in Fall 2020
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 95 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2020.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 91%
Transfer-out rate: 5%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 92%
[Began in Fall 2015]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2013 or Fall 2015
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 88%
Female: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 90%
Black or African American: 91%
Hispanic/Latino: 90%
White: 91%
Two or more races: 94%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 97%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 97%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramPostgraduate
Certificate
BachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-8--
American/United States Studies/Civilization-130-
East Asian Studies-7--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-9--
French Studies-11--
German Studies-2--
Italian Studies-2--
Latin American Studies-0--
Russian Studies-3--
Spanish and Iberian Studies-9--
Category total-640-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-1933
Molecular Biochemistry-1540
Molecular Biology--00
Category total-3473
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-280-
Category total-280-
Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-4--
Category total-4--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-48--
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other-7--
Category total-55--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-10-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-5--
Russian Language and Literature-0--
Spanish Language and Literature-0--
Category total-60-
History
History, General-150-
Category total-150-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-921-
Category total-921-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-2622
Category total-2622
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization-1--
Biological and Physical Sciences-2--
Science, Technology and Society-20--
Category total-23--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies-13--
Category total-13--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-140-
Religion/Religious Studies-40-
Category total-180-
Physical Sciences
Astronomy-51-
Chemistry, General-751
Geology/Earth Science, General--0-
Physical Sciences, General-83-
Physics, General-1912
Category total-39103
Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience-382-
Psychology, General-653-
Category total-1035-
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General-160-
Archeology-1--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-670-
Economics, General-00-
Economics, Other-0--
Political Science and Government, General-640-
Social Sciences, Other-19--
Sociology, General-25--
Category total-1920-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-4--
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General--0-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production--0-
Dance, General-30-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-120-
Film/Cinema/Media Studies-38--
Fine and Studio Arts Management0-9-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-12--
Music, Other-125-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--01
Category total081141
Grand total0710599
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 27
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $40,311
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2020-2021 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined6981
Baseball32
Basketball1511
Field Hockey27
Football78
Golf116
Ice Hockey3026
Lacrosse5535
Rowing3136
Soccer2633
Softball15
Squash1912
Swimming and Diving2422
Tennis1213
Volleyball22
Wrestling18
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited since (12/01/1929)06/30/2023
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/108630.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape13157
d. Fondling110
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery010
h. Aggravated assault110
i. Burglary450
j. Motor vehicle theft400
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence430
c. Stalking113
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.003
b. Drug abuse violations500
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.210
b. Drug abuse violations13210914
c. Liquor law violations299209136
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape12157
d. Fondling110
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery010
h. Aggravated assault110
i. Burglary350
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence110
c. Stalking003
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations200
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.210
b. Drug abuse violations11010710
c. Liquor law violations297205136
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate1.1%1.8%1.4%
Number in default476
Number in repayment338370419
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)