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Wesleyan University Demographics & Diversity

Middletown, Connecticut

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Wesleyan University are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 47% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Wesleyan University students
Race Percent of Students
White 53%
Black 7%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 9%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 36% more female students than male students enrolled at Wesleyan University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Wesleyan University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Wesleyan University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Wesleyan University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,295
Women 1,758

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Wesleyan University serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 92% of the student body residing outside of Connecticut or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Wesleyan University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 8%
Out of State 82%
Foreign 9%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$82,041 per year

15% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 2.8%
Part time Undergrads 0.2%

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