Roberts Wesleyan College

2301 Westside Dr, Rochester, United States
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Overview of Roberts Wesleyan College

About this school

Roberts Wesleyan, founded in 1866, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 75-acre campus is located eight miles from downtown Rochester.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,321
    • Men:408 (30.9%)
    • Women:913 (69.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Roberts Wesleyan College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
3
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2301 Westside Drive
City, State, Zip
Rochester, NY  14624-1997
Phone
(585) 594-6400
Fax
(585) 594-6371
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15, February 1
Early Action Notification
December 6

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 1,330 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 881 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 449 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
273 (30%) of 916 admitted students enrolled
Women
166 (26%) of 627 admitted students enrolled
Men
107 (37%) of 289 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 And Above
41%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
565 average |520-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
56%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
570 average |520-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
32%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
12%
• Score 24 - 29
48%
• Score 18 - 23
38%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,936 (68.26878517047335%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,430 (23.01666114972967%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,100 (2.4274522784949797%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,849 (6.287101401301997%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Roberts Wesleyan College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002805
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
203 (92.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
179 (88.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
179 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
35 (19.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$25,757
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 179 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,770
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 145 (81.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,155
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 32 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
38 (17.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,710

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,073 (89.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,005 (93.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,005 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
130 (12.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$22,228
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 966 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,073
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 861 (85.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,789
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 103 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
173 (14.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,437

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,679
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Academic Competitiveness Grants, National SMART Grants, TEACH Grants
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Junior Miss, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$479

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


90

Part-Time Faculty


159

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


26%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
135,013

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
140
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Roberts Wesleyan College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


48.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


57.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


60.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (53)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • General Studies
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (17)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Services
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


210,532

Nearest Metropolitan Area


188 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Rochester

Weather


Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
160 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
8 mile(s) from campus in Rochester
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Rochester
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Rochester

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


61% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


39%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Raider
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, field hockey, football, racquetball, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Roberts Wesleyan College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, intramurals, foot of the cross, fellowship of christian athletes, nursing club, drama club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,248

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,321
Women
913
Men
408

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.4% Asian
  • 9.5% Black/African-American
  • 6.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.7% White
  • 1.9% Unknown

International Students


4.0% from 28 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


419

Student Resources

Study resources