Roberts Wesleyan College

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2301 Westside Drive

Rochester, NY 14624-1997

Phone: (585) 594-6000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#74 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Roberts Wesleyan College is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,323, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 188 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Roberts Wesleyan College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 74. Its tuition and fees are $27,364 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Roberts Wesleyan College is a vital part of Rochester NY's exceptional mix of educational opportunities. With an enrollment of more than 1,800 students and a tradition of excellence dating back to 1866, Roberts Wesleyan is a dynamic leader among American liberal arts colleges with a Christian worldview. Roberts Wesleyan, a U.S. News & World Report Best Value, offers more than 50 undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs in education, health information administration, management, marketing, music education, nursing education, nursing leadership & administration, school psychology, school counseling, and social work. Roberts also offers innovative undergraduate degree-completion programs for working adults in health administration, nursing (classroom-based) and organizational management (classroom and online).

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1866
Religious affiliation Free Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $19,574,927


When applying to Roberts Wesleyan College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Roberts Wesleyan College is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 46.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 46.5%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Roberts Wesleyan College is 11:1, and the school has 64.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Roberts Wesleyan College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 48%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 25%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Education 18%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 5%
Visual and Performing Arts 5%

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Student Life

Roberts Wesleyan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,323, with a gender distribution of 30.8 percent male students and 69.2 percent female students. At this school, 57 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 45 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 1,752
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Roberts Wesleyan College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Roberts Wesleyan College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Roberts Wesleyan College, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Roberts Wesleyan College.

Students who have cars on campus 85%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Roberts Wesleyan College, 87.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,663.

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Tuition and fees $27,364 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,630 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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