The Best YouTube Videos from Wesleyan!

Wesleyan University Campus Tour

Short highlight reel from the university

A Day In My Life at College | Wesleyan University

Not the most informative video, but gives you some sense of the campus and student body + has a fun, bubbly narrator

How I got into Wesleyan – Mix of French and English

⅓ of admitted students don’t submit test scores and she is one of them.

Stats

Enrollment

3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students 

Ranking

Wesleyan University’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, #17.

Location

Middletown, Conn., overlooking the Connecticut River.

316-acre historic New England campus

Student-faculty ratio  8:1

Class Size  72.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. 

Popular majors Social Sciences; Psychology; Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

Freshman retention rate 95 percent. Very High! 

Demographics

45 percent male students and 55 percent female students 

Admissions

  • Acceptance rate 17%
  • Early decision acceptance rate 38%
  • Half the applicants admitted to Wesleyan University have an SAT score between 1320 and 1500 or an ACT score of 30 and 34. 
  • Early Decision I 11/15/19
  • Early Decision II 1/1/20
  • Only ⅓ of students sent standardized testing scores in

Financial Aid

42 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $50,051.

Extracurriculars

200 student organizations, including several a cappella groups. 

Greek Life

Greek life has a long history at Wesleyan, with several fraternities and sororities on campus, including the coed fraternity Eclectic Society, as well as secret societies like the Skull and Serpent. 

Housing

99 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 1 percent of students live off campus.

Freshmen are required to live on campus, along with the majority of students who live in campus residence halls, apartments or houses. 

Study Abroad

Nearly 50 percent of student study abroad through 150 programs located in 50 countries worldwide. 

Curriculum

Open Curriculum

  • Pick any 8 courses you’d like your freshman year. 
  • Every course is 1 credit. 
  • Can double major and gain a certificate
  • Can create your own major

5 year BA-MA program in Natural Science or Psychology + 5th year is free! Save a ton vs. many Master’s programs you have to pay for 2 years

3:2 Program

Our Favorite Wesleyan Alumni

Lin Mauel Miranda – shows his first play – In the Heights here

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