Wesleyan University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$63,722
3.7% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,270
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.645%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
14.4%
14,521 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,253
96.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
93.2%
721 Graduates

About

Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in null. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Wesleyan University were General Psychology (148 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (113 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (97 degrees).

In 2022, 1,288 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wesleyan University. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (752 degrees), 6.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (125 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wesleyan University is $63,722, which is $35,392 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Wesleyan University is $63,722, which is $35,392 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,270.

In 2022, 40% of undergraduate students attending Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 19% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$63,722
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Wesleyan University was $63,722. The cost of tuition at Wesleyan University is $35,392 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$21,270
2022 Value
3.58%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,270. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Wesleyan University grew by 3.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,531
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wesleyan University was of $17,531 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
19%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.98% with respect to 2021, when 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.645%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wesleyan University was 0.645%, which represents 2 out of the 310 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wesleyan University received 14,521 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.1% annual growth. Out of those 14,521 applicants, 2,096 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 14.4% acceptance rate.

There were 3,253 students enrolled at Wesleyan University in 2022. 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

14.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,096
Accepted Out of 14,521

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wesleyan University was 14.4% (2,096 admissions from 14,521 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 19.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.1%, while admissions declined by −17.5%..

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage (2022)
384
Scores Submitted (2022)

52% of enrolled first-time students at Wesleyan University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wesleyan University had a total enrollment of 3,253 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Wesleyan University is 3,130 students and the part-time enrollment is 123. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.6% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.79% Asian, 7.04% Two or More Races, 5.63% Black or African American, 0.0615% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0307% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.2%), followed by White Female (27%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25%), followed by White Male (19.4%) and Asian Female (5.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wesleyan University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,253 students. The full-time enrollment at Wesleyan University is 3,130 and the part-time enrollment is 123. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Wesleyan University was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Wesleyan University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,745 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    351 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    286 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wesleyan University is 53.6% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.79% Asian, 7.04% Two or More Races, 5.63% Black or African American, 0.0615% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0307% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 90 students (2.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 242 more women than men received degrees from Wesleyan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wesleyan University is white (752 degrees awarded). There were 6.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (125 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wesleyan University is General Psychology (148 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (113 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (97 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (34 degrees awarded), English (83 degrees), and Physical Sciences (72 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wesleyan University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (466,627 people), Other managers (410,681 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (321,604 people), Postsecondary teachers (300,347 people), and Chief executives & legislators (178,955 people).

The most specialized majors at Wesleyan University in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (34 degrees awarded), English (83 degrees), Physical Sciences (72 degrees), Social Sciences (286 degrees), and Psychology (215 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wesleyan University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (34 degrees awarded), English (83 degrees), Physical Sciences (72 degrees), Social Sciences (286 degrees), and Psychology (215 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wesleyan University are Elementary & secondary schools (852,220 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (644,311 people), Legal services (381,652 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (376,723 people), and Computer Systems Design (324,081 people).

The most specialized majors at Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (34 degrees awarded), English (83 degrees), Physical Sciences (72 degrees), Social Sciences (286 degrees), and Psychology (215 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Wesleyan University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 148 degrees awarded
  2. 113 degrees awarded
  3. 97 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wesleyan University was General Psychology with 148 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

523
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
765
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 523 degrees were awarded to men at Wesleyan University, which is 0.684 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (765).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Wesleyan University in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 2.14 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Wesleyan University in General Psychology, which is 2.97 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

87%
100% Completion Time
91%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 87% of students graduating from Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 91% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 91% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Wesleyan University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 8.04% of graduates (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    752 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    125 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wesleyan University is white (752 degrees awarded). There were 6.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (125 degrees).

1.48% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    430 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    322 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wesleyan University is white female (430 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (322 degrees).

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Operations

Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.56B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.42%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of 251M. Wesleyan University employs 142 Professors, 113 Assistant professors and 111 Associate professors. Most academics at Wesleyan University are Male Professor (92), Female Assistant professor (64), and Female Associate professor (61).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wesleyan University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 109 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 80 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 75 employees.

Endowment

$1.56B
2022 Endowment
6.3%
decline from 2021

Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $1.56B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Wesleyan University declined 6.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.52B higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$107M
2022 Salaries
9.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Wesleyan University paid a median of $107M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($251M) and a 9.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$50.5M
Instructional Salaries
424
Number of Employees

In 2022, Wesleyan University paid a total of $50.5M to 424 employees working as instructors, which represents 47.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
142 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
109 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wesleyan University were Professor with 142 employees, Assistant professor with 113 employees, and Associate professor with 111 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wesleyan University were Office and Administrative Support with 109 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 80 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 75 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wesleyan University was Male Professor with 92 employees, Female Assistant professor with 64 employees, and Female Associate professor with 61 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Wesleyan University.

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