Wesley College: Narrative Description

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120 North State St.
Dover, DE 19901-3875
Tel: (302)736-2300
Free: 800-937-5398
Admissions: (302)736-2400
Fax: (302)736-2301
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wesley.edu/


Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1873. Setting: 40-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $1517 per student. Total enrollment: 2,037. Faculty: 135 (61 full-time, 74 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 2,175 applied, 60% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 68% from top half. Full-time: 1,554 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 347 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 5 other countries, 75% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 23% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 6% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.2 high school GPA, 1 recommendation. Recommended: interview. Placement: SAT recommended. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 12/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,339 includes full-time tuition ($14,600), mandatory fees ($779), and college room and board ($6960). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $529 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activity Board, Student Government Association, National Coeducation Community Service Organization. Major annual events: homecoming, Families' Day, reunion. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 846 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Robert H. Parker Library with 102,528 books, 178,073 microform titles, 270 serials, 940 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $352,849. 225 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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