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Wesleyan University Demographics & Diversity

Middletown, Connecticut

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

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 students of color. 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%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 22% more female students than male students enrolled at Wesleyan University with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Wesleyan University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Wesleyan University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Wesleyan University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,450
Women 1,767

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Wesleyan University serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 94% 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 6%
Out of State 80%
Foreign 14%
Unknown Location 0%

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

Enrollment
3,217
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.

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