A private liberal arts school founded in 1831, Wesleyan University creates an academic environment conducive of creative and critical thinking through a variety of initiatives that allow students to pursue their passion. A member of the Twelve College Exchange Program, Wesleyan University allows student to study for a semester or a year at a number of nearby colleges like Dartmouth and Amherst. With over 40 undergraduate departments, 900 annual courses, 15 interdisciplinary programs and nine academic centers at their disposal, students have the flexibility to explore their interests to the fullest. With well-regarded programs in ethnomusicology, film and theater, students interested in the arts find supportive faculty and a vary array of resources at their disposal. Wesleyan University exercises a ‘need-blind’ admissions policy, which has been ardently defended by a student group, the Students for Financially Accessible Education (SFAE).
|Admissions Phone||860 685-3000|
|Codes||SAT: 3959 ACT: 0614 FAFSA: 001424 CSS Profile: 3959|
|Location||Middletown, Connecticut; Medium City, 20 miles South of Hartford|
|College Type||Private (nonprofit)|
|College Newspaper||The Wesleyan Argus|
|Enrollment||~3,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Psychology, Economics, Government|
|Student Life||Wesleyan University is regarded as one of the schools where it is easiest for students to get involved. In fact, there are almost 300 student groups for its 3,000 students! Originally known as the “Singing College of New England,” there have been a number of glee clubs in the school’s illustrious history. The school’s debate club was founded in 1903 and named after esteemed professor Woodrow Wilson. With a number of clubs like those mentioned above and many many more, Wesleyan University earns its reputation as a school that welcomes student involvement.|
|International||~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall, Spring; Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)|
|Crossover||Tufts, Swarthmore, Brown, Amherst|
|Other||Very Selective (~20% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application|
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