A Wesleyan University education is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Students work at the highest levels, discovering what they love to do and applying their knowledge in meaningful ways. Wesleyan has no core requirements- students are free to design their academic experience as they please. They work with advisors to customize a broad and rich itinerary of study in the arts and humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences and mathematics; while benefiting from close teacher-student interaction, first-rate facilities, award-winning faculty, and access to research opportunities that are usually found at larger universities.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Students eligible for admission must have a high school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) or be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance (17) and meet the criteria for homeschooled students. Students who have taken college courses through a high school program or part-time only will normally be considered first-year applicants.


An applicant is considered a transfer student at Wesleyan if they have completed at least one full-time year of college and the equivalent of at least six Wesleyan credits by the time they matriculate at Wesleyan. Wesleyan does not grant a second bachelor’s degree.

Additional Information

Our goal: To ensure that every student admitted to Wesleyan University—regardless of their financial situation—can attend. We are committed to keeping a Wesleyan education accessible and affordable, meeting 100% of the demonstrated need of every admitted student. Nearly half of all students qualify, with an average award of $41,800. Curious to see how much college might cost you? Resources to estimate the cost of your Wesleyan education can be found by going to: wesleyan.edu/finaid. 

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Want to get to know Wesleyan better? Come and experience it for yourself! Tour the campus. Sit in on a class. Talk with professors, coaches, staff and current students. You can even arrange for an overnight stay. To learn more: https://www.wesleyan.edu/admission/visit/index.html

"A liberal education should enable you to discover capabilities you didn't even know you had while deepening those that provide you with meaning and direction"

Michael Roth '78, President
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School location

70 Wyllys Ave
Middletown, CT 06459-0265, United States of America

Phone number

(860) 685-3000


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