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Colleges / Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate14%

About Wesleyan

Wesleyan University is a private, nonprofit university in the suburb of Middletown, Connecticut. Wesleyan was founded in 1831. The college currently enrolls around 3,253 students a year, including 3,069 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Wesleyan University

It is extremely difficult to get into Wesleyan. The acceptance rate at Wesleyan is 14%. In 2022, 14,521 students applied to Wesleyan and 2,096 were admitted.

Wesleyan University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 14%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 55%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 52%

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Wesleyan University is located in the town of Middletown, Connecticut, in the suburbs of Hartford ; New Haven ; Springfield and MA.

If you are interested in seeing Wesleyan for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 91 to Middletown, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bradley International.

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College Info

45 Wyllys Avenue Middletown, CT 6459

Campus Setting: Suburban

Wesleyan Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wesleyan is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wesleyan is Mar 15.

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Wesleyan University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Wesleyan SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1310 - 1505


Math SAT Range

660 - 760


Reading SAT Range

660 - 750

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1505 and Above


1310 to 1505


1310 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Wesleyan students is 1391. Applicants with SAT scores of 1505 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wesleyan, while applicants with SAT scores between 1310 to 1505 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1310 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wesleyan.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Wesleyan is like? There are approximately 3,253 students enrolled at Wesleyan, including 3,069 undergraduate students and 184 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 9% percent are from CT and 91% percent of students are from other states.


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