Wesleyan University

Academic Highlights

  • Wesleyan has an open curriculum with no required courses in any field an only a broad set of General Education Expectations

  • In addition to 45 majors and 14 minors in 38 different departments, Wesleyan offers 12 certificate programs in areas such as Civic Engagement, Environmental Studies, Informatics and Marketing, International Relations, and many more.

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1

  • Wesleyan participates in Dual Degree Programs in engineering which give you both a B.A. from Wesleyan and a B.S. in engineering from Columbia, Dartmouth, and Caltech.

  • Take advantage of the BA/MA program in the natural sciences, mathematics and psychology where you can earn a BA and MA in five years. Tuition for the 5th year is waived.

  • The faculty's committment to scholarship creates abundant research opportunities for undergraduates and is not at the expense of teaching (faculty teaches every class at Wesleyan), and seniors are encouraged to showcase their work in a capstone project.

  • 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 minority students, and others with a demonstrated committment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences, and aims to reduce over time underrepresentation of minority groups on faculties.