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.

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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Wesleyan University was reported as 16.5% in Fall 2020 with over 13,300 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.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wesleyan University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 17.8%
  • 2017-2018: 16.3%
  • 2018-2019: 17.5%
  • 2019-2020: 16.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 15.7%

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 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Trinity College33.5%
University of Saint Joseph76.6%
University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus95.0%
Albertus Magnus College83.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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