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Wesley College

Dover, DE 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate62%
Acceptance Rate62%

About Wesley College

Wesley College Overview

Wesley College is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Dover, Delaware. Wesley College was founded in 1873 and the school now enrolls around 1,770 students per year, which includes 1,661 undergraduate students. Wesley College provides on-campus housing for up to 846 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 35% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Wesley College!

Love music or performing?

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Wesley College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Wesley College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Wesley College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Wesley College on the Student Life page.

2022 Wesley College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 62%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 94%
Tuition $26,934
Percent of Need Met 39%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,765

Is Wesley College a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Wesley College offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

Wesley College Acceptance Rate 2022

Wesley College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 62% of applicants get into Wesley College each year. Last year, 2,940 students applied to Wesley College and 1,819 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wesley College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 59% of students who start at Wesley College return the next year. Around 22% of students who started at Wesley College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Wesley College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Wesley College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Wesley College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Wesley College meets 39% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,765 a year.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Wesley College.

Based on this information, is Wesley College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Wesley College a good school for you?

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Where is Wesley College?

Wesley College is located in the small town setting of Dover, Delaware.

If you would like to see Wesley College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Dover, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Wesley College and Dover are like without leaving home.

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College Info

120 North State Street Dover, DE 19901-3875

Campus Setting: Small Town

Wesley College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wesley College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wesley College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Wesley College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

15 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

20 and Above

Good

15 to 20

Avg

15 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wesley College is 18. Students with an ACT score of 20 and above have a good chance of getting into Wesley College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 20 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Wesley College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

400 - 510

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Reading SAT Range

420 - 513

Wesley College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$39,148

In State

$39,148

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$26,934
$26,934
Fees
$350
$350
Housing
$11,864
$11,864
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Wesley College is like? There are approximately 1,770 students enrolled at Wesley College, including 1,661 undergraduate students and 109 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 48% percent are from DE and 52% percent of students are from other states.

81%

Full Time

19%

Part Time

48%

In State

52%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,770

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

62%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$27,284

Out-of-State

$27,284

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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