Wesleyan University

Private, Four-years School Located in Middletown, CT

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How much is the Wesleyan tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Wesleyan's tuition & fees is $67,316.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $88,166 when a student lives on-campus.

Wesleyan Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$67,316
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$18,180
On-campus Expenses$1,470
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$64,022

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Wesleyan for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $305,727 at Wesleyan. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $391,329. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $125,614.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$70,779$91,106$29,590
Sophomore (2024-25)$74,421$95,447$30,766
Junior (2025-26)$78,250$100,000$31,991
Senior (2026-27)$82,276$104,775$33,267
4 Years Total$305,727$391,329$125,614
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$74,421$95,447$30,766
Sophomore (2025-26)$78,250$100,000$31,991
Junior (2026-27)$82,276$104,775$33,267
Senior (2027-28)$86,509$109,783$34,596
4 Years Total$321,457$410,006$130,620
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$78,250$100,000$31,991
Sophomore (2026-27)$82,276$104,775$33,267
Junior (2027-28)$86,509$109,783$34,596
Senior (2028-29)$90,960$115,035$35,979
4 Years Total$337,996$429,594$135,833
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$82,276$104,775$33,267
Sophomore (2027-28)$86,509$109,783$34,596
Junior (2028-29)$90,960$115,035$35,979
Senior (2029-30)$95,640$120,544$37,421
4 Years Total$355,387$450,138$141,263
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$86,509$109,783$34,596
Sophomore (2028-29)$90,960$115,035$35,979
Junior (2029-30)$95,640$120,544$37,421
Senior (2030-31)$100,561$126,322$38,922
4 Years Total$373,672$471,685$146,918

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Wesleyan' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Connecticut, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $26,075.
In-StateOut-of-State
Wesleyan University$67,316
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Connecticut Four-years Colleges$22,986
Public Schools$9,068$17,194
Private Schools$26,075

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Wesleyan and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Wesleyan UniversityMiddletown, CT$67,316$66,736
College of the Holy CrossWorcester, MA$60,850-
Haverford CollegeHaverford, PA$68,300-
Davidson CollegeDavidson, NC$60,300-
Carleton CollegeNorthfield, MN$65,457-
Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NY$67,805$67,805
Colgate UniversityHamilton, NY$67,024$67,024

Financial Aid and COA

At Wesleyan University, 1,365 students (40%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $58,506.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Wesleyan is $29,660 for students living on-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 447 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $59,825 and the average amount of student loans is $9,716.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$88,166
Tuition & Fees$67,316
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,850
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,660
Average Financial Aid$58,506
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,36540%$58,506
Pell Grants49014%$5,036
Federal Student Loan63219%$4,909
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid44749%-
Grants or Scholarships39744%$59,825
Federal Grants26129%$5,594
Pell Grants11513%$5,154
Other Federal Grants25428%$3,415
State/Local Grants51%$2,593
Institutional Grants37942%$58,780
Student Loan Aid18120%$9,716
Federal Student Loans16618%$4,134
Other Student Loans334%$32,496

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Wesleyan's acceptance rate is 19.44%. A total of 13,067 applicants applied to and 2,540 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 910 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 35.83%.
To apply to Wesleyan, 3 items are required - Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants13,0674,938$8,129
Admitted2,5401,100$1,440
Enrolled910430$480
Acceptance Rate19.44%22.28%17.71%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)35.83%39.09%33.33%
Secondary school GPAConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Wesleyan. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,405 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 33.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,4051,3001,510
National Average1,168
Connecticut Average1,223
SAT EBRW700650750
SAT Math705650760
ACT Composite333134
National Average24
Connecticut Average28
ACT Math312833
ACT English353435

Student Population

Wesleyan University has a total of 3,253 students including 3,069 undergraduate and 184 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,566 male students and 2,015 female students attending Wesleyan. The school offers online degree programs and 59 students enrolled online exclusively (1.81% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,581 1,5662,015
Undergraduate3,385 1,4831,902
Graduate196 83113

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT
Phone860-685-2000
WEBwww.wesleyan.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered84 Programs
Graduate Program Offered35 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate14.43%
Yield35.45%
Student Population3,253
Graduation Rate93%
Transfer-out Rate4%
Retention Rate95%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate7 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties384 (Full-time), 48 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs943 (Full-time), 72 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$113,198
Average Staff Salary$81,173