Wesley College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Wesley College

Wesley College’s 50-acre main campus is situated in Dover, the capital of Delaware. Founded in 1873, Wesley is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college associated with the United Methodist Church. The institution has a large selection of over 35 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. Students are supported by a 12 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s over 30 clubs and organizations. The Wesley Wolverines play in the NCAA Division III Capital Athletic Conference for most sports.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,351 (1,229 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male/55% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $26,406
  • Books: $2,000
  • Room and Board: $11,442
  • Other Expenses: $2,400
  • Total Cost: $42,248

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 87%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,302
    • Loans: $7,594

Academic Programs Offered

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

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 59%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Wesley College Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data

  • Wesley College Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 420/513
    • SAT Math: 400/510
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 15/20
    • ACT English: 11/19
    • ACT Math: 15/19
    • ACT Writing: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Wesley College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Wesley College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Louisiana at Monroe, Paul Quinn College, Wiley College, Albany State University, Medgar Evers College (City University of New York), Central State University, Bethune-Cookman University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Wesley College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Finlandia University, Sul Ross State University, Texas Southern University, Bennett College, California State University Dominguez Hills, Johnson C. Smith University, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Wesley College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Applying to Wesley College

Application Deadline: April 30

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