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Wesleyan University Admission Requirements

Middletown, Connecticut

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Chances of getting into Wesleyan University

Acceptance Rate

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Admission Difficulty for Wesleyan University
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Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery High
Will you get in?

Find out which students are getting accepted at Wesleyan University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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How hard is it to get into Wesleyan University and can I get accepted? The school has a 17% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,218 out of 12,706 applicants were admitted making Wesleyan University a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Wesleyan University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Wesleyan University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

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SAT Scores for Wesleyan University
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Wesleyan University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Wesleyan University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Wesleyan University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Wesleyan University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wesleyan University was 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Wesleyan University is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Wesleyan University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 57% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 12% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 4% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

69% of Wesleyan University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wesleyan University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 69%
Top 25% of class 92%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


Admission Statistics

Wesleyan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,059 4,647 12,706
Accepted 1,225 993 2,218
Acceptance Rate 15% 21% 17%
Enrolled 447 356 803
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 36% 36%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Oct 15, 2020
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Oct 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wesleyan University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Wesleyan University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wesleyan University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130697 IPEDS survey data for Wesleyan University.


What is my chance of getting into Wesleyan University?

17% of those who apply are granted admission to Wesleyan University. Admission competition is very high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.