Wesley College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Wesley College in Delaware
Wesley College in Delaware. Sonance13 / Wikimedia Commons

Wesley College Description:

Wesley College's 50-acre main campus is located in Dover, the capital of Delaware. Founded in 1873, Wesley is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Named after John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, the college nevertheless welcomes students of all faiths. Students can choose from 35 areas of study, and academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. High achieving students should check out the Wesley Honors Program for access to special courses, Honors housing, scholarships, travel support and special trips and events. Wesley is a largely residential campus, and 70% of students live in college housing. Campus life is active, and students can choose from over 30 clubs and organizations. The college also provides students with many cultural opportunities in the city, such as the school's partnership with the Schwartz Center for the Arts in downtown Dover. On the athletic front, the Wesley Wolverines compete in the NCAA Division III Capital Athletic Conference for most sports. The college fields 17 intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Wesley College Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,473 (1,384 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,646
  • Books: $2,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,244
  • Other Expenses: $2,200
  • Total Cost: $41,090

Wesley College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 87%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,493
    • Loans: $7,199

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 48%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 22%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Field Hockey

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Wesley College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://wesley.edu/about/mission-statement-strategic-plan

"Wesley College is a United Methodist institution of higher education that seeks to be among the finest student-centered learning communities in the liberal arts tradition. Consistent with our Methodist heritage, the College affirms meaning and purpose in life through justice, compassion, inclusion and social responsibility that enhance community life and respect for the environment. Wesley College exists to liberate and empower its students with the knowledge, skills, ethical attitudes and capacity for critical thinking needed to achieve personal and professional goals and to contribute to the local and global society."

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