Wesleyan University

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Wesleyan University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Middletown, CT, a predominately urban area. There are around three thousand students enrolled each year at Wesleyan University.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score in the range of 1950 to 2230 on the SAT exam, or 29 to 33 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Wesleyan University average GPA ranges from 3.75 to 3.96 for accepted students. The acceptance rate for this school is lower than most schools and competition is high, given that only 20 percent of students who applied are granted admission to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wesleyan.edu.

Overall Wesleyan University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Wesleyan University was reported as 20.9% in Fall 2012 with over 10,000 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1950 - 2230
  • ACT Scores: 29 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.75 - 3.96

How Hard Is It to Get into Wesleyan University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Wesleyan University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wesleyan University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 27.2%
  • 2009-2010: 22.0%
  • 2010-2011: 20.5%
  • 2011-2012: 24.2%
  • 2012-2013: 20.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 22.3%

How Does Wesleyan University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Wesleyan University is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Trinity College31.8%
University of Saint Joseph85.7%
University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus42.1%
Albertus Magnus College68.2%
Connecticut College35.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Wesleyan University (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading640 - 740
Math660 - 740
Writing650 - 750
Total Score1950 - 2230
ACT®Score Range
English30 - 34
Math28 - 33
Composite Score29 - 33
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