Wesleyan University

237 High St, Middletown, CT 6459
Tel: (860)685-2000
Private not-for-profit | 3,231 students
Wesleyan University was founded in 1831 by Methodist leaders and Middletown citizens. Instruction began with 48 students of varying ages, the president, three professors, and one tutor; tuition was $36 per year.

School Overview:

Wesleyan University
CountyMiddlesex County, CT
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
351 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment3,231 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
3,111 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
120 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,924 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
307 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted24%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)640-740450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)660-740460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)660-750440-570
ACT English (25-75%)29-3419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)27-3318-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)29-3320-25

School Notes:

  • Named for John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, Wesleyan is among the oldest of the numerous originally Methodist institutions of higher education in the United States.
  • The college has a 290-acre campus (120-acre original campus and 170-acre Long Lane addition). It includes 60 buildings namely The Freeman Athletic Center with a 50-meter swimming pool, the Spurrier-Snyder Rink for skating activities, a 1,200-seat gymnasium, the 7,500-square-foot Andersen Fitness Center, and the Rosenbaum Squash Center with eight courts; 11-building Center for the Arts complex; Olin Memorial Library; Russell House, a National Historic landmark; the six-story Exley Science Center; Andrus Public Affairs Center; the Van Vleck Observatory; and the Center for Film Studies.
  • The college offers Bachelor of Arts degree, Master's Degree in 6 disciplines, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (awarded by Graduate Liberal Studies Program), and PhD in 6 disciplines.
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0 mi. away
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20.7 mi. away
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31.1 mi. away

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