Wesleyan University Academic Life


The student-faculty ratio at Wesleyan University is 9:1, and the school has 68.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wesleyan University include: Psychology, General; Political Science and Government, General; Economics, General; English Language and Literature, General; and Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 95.5 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required No
Coursework required for graduation N/A
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 9:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution


Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 9%
Political Science and Government, General 7%
Economics, General 6%
English Language and Literature, General 6%
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology 5%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, Post-master's certificate, Doctorate - research/scholarship
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences 69%
Service learning 12%
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 20%
Writing in the disciplines 88%
Undergraduate research/creative projects 48%
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 96%
4-year graduation rate 87%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data

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