Wesleyan University

Academic Highlights

  • In Wesleyan’s open curriculum there is great flexibility, with no core course requirements. Wesleyan is dedicated to providing a bold, rigorous education in the liberal arts, while promoting practical idealism.

  • With 45 majors, 32 minors, and 3 certificate programs to choose from, Wesleyan students have the flexibility to explore their many academic interests and passions.

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1 and the average class size is 20 students.

  • Every class at Wesleyan is taught by a full professor. The faculty's dual commitments to mentorship and research/scholarship lead to unparalleled opportunities for undergraduates to participate in faculty research. Seniors are encouraged to highlight their work in a capstone experience.

  • The Wesleyan McNair Program assists students from underrepresented groups with preparing for, entering, and progressing successfully through post-graduate education.

  • The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program seeks to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating disparities who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences.

  • The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life brings together students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners through support of cutting-edge scholarship, high-impact teaching practices, rigorous debate, and broad dissemination of work pertaining to public life.

  • Community-Engaged Learning integrates experiences inside and outside of the classroom. As a form of experiential education, community-engaged learning broadens students’ understanding of course content through activities that are of service to the campus and/or surrounding community.

  • The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) develops and maintains local partnerships with schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and the community at large through the Office of Community Partnerships, the Center for Prison Education, and WESU-FM 88.1 (all the way left on your radio dial).

  • Wesleyan's diverse selection of distinctive programs inspire students to think critically and creatively. Opportunities like those at The Shapiro Center for Writing, the Quantitative Analysis Center, the Center for the Humanities and the Fries Center for Global Studies are just a few of Wesleyan's unique, interdisciplinary approaches to learning.

  • The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship supports students and alumni interested in creating and sustaining programs, businesses, and organizations that advance the public good.

  • Wesleyan participates in Dual Degree Programs in engineering through which students earn both a B.A. from Wesleyan and a B.S. in engineering from Columbia, Dartmouth, or Caltech.

  • The BA/MA program in the natural sciences, mathematics and psychology offers students the opportunity to earn an MA just one extra additional year after completing their BA, and tuition for the post-BA year is waived.