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Wesleyan Student Life

Wesleyan is on a 316-acre campus in a suburban setting in Middletown, Connecticut, not far from Hartford ; New Haven ; Springfield and MA. There are many activities and organizations for Wesleyan students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Wesleyan also has fraternities and sororities.

Wesleyan has a thriving Athletic Clubs. In fact, more students participate in Athletic Clubs than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Wesleyan include Dance and Performance Groups, The Wesleyan Student Assembly, Second Stage and Affinity Groups.

The Wesleyan community comes together each year for WesFest (annual festival for admitted students), Fall Student Groups Fair and Spring Fling Concert.

Does Wesleyan Offer Student Housing?

Wesleyan offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Wesleyan students live on campus. In 2021, 97% of undergrads at Wesleyan lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 3% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Wesleyan. There are 2,973 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,852 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,376 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 98% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Wesleyan offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Wesleyan Athletics

At Wesleyan there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Wesleyan:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Squash NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Crew Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Golf Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at Wesleyan

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Wesleyan University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security.

Wesleyan offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Wesleyan has Self-defense classes offered by certified instructors.

Plan a Visit to Wesleyan

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Wesleyan, take Interstate 91 to Middletown, CT. If you need to fly, book your flight to Bradley International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Connecticut you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Wesleyan's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Wesleyan Students

58%

Women

42%

Men

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

7%

In State

93%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

55%

11%

11%

8%

7%

6%

2%

0.07%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

2,852

Non-Resident / International Students

324

Graduate Students

201

Wesleyan Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,053

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

21%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,386

Out-of-State

$59,386

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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