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.
|County||Middlesex County, CT|
|Title IV Eligible||Participat|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private not-for-profit|
|Instructional Staff Total|
(research/public service staff included)
|351 staff||115 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,231 students||1,633 students|
|# Full-Time Students||3,111 students||1,434 students|
|# Part-Time Students||120 students||137 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||2,924 students||1,507 students|
|# Graduate Students||307 students||129 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||1%|
|% Two or more races||5%||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees|
|Out-State Tuition Fees|
|SAT Reading (25-75%)||640-740||450-570|
|SAT Math (25-75%)||660-740||460-573|
|SAT Writing (25-75%)||660-750||440-570|
|ACT English (25-75%)||29-34||19-25|
|ACT Math (25-75%)||27-33||18-25|
|ACT Composite (25-75%)||29-33||20-25|
- 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.