Wesley College

120 N State St, Dover, United States
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Overview of Wesley College

About this school

Wesley is a church-affiliated college. Founded as an academy in 1873, it became a two-year college in 1922 and a four-year college in 1978. Its 60-acre campus is located in Dover, 70 miles southeast of Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,661
    • Men:841 (50.6%)
    • Women:820 (49.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Wesley 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 not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
Required
Not reported
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
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
120 North State Street
City, State, Zip
Dover, DE  19901-3875
Phone
(302) 736-2400
Fax
(302) 736-2301
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25|Fee may be reduced or waived if student applies online. Check with Admissions Office.
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not 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
1 required for all freshmen
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
63% of 2,933 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 1,538 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 1,395 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
753 (41%) of 1,836 admitted students enrolled
Women
327 (34%) of 961 admitted students enrolled
Men
426 (49%) of 875 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.71
375 And Above
5%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
35%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
16-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $25,646 (69.52019517484413%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,244 (30.47980482515587%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Wesley College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001433
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
468 (80.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
468 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
468 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
41%
Average Award
$14,765
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 468 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,765
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 125 (26.7%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,265 (72.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,265 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,265 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2 (.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
39%
Average Award
$13,896
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,265 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,896
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 188 (14.9%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


70

Part-Time Faculty


100

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


31%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
225
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


Wesley College provides speech disorders services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


54.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


11.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


20.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


22.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (20)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • History, General
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Nursing--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


37,366

Nearest Metropolitan Area


40 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
22.4 average low in January, 81.4 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
70 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia, Pa.
Nearest Bus Station
Dover
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Wilmington

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


66% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


35%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not 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 III
Mascot
Wolverine
School Colors
Navy blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, soccer, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Wesley College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student activity board, student government association, national coeducation community service organization

Sororities


3% of women participate

Fraternities


3% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,345

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,661
Women
820
Men
841

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 37.1% Black/African-American
  • 6.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 49.0% White
  • 5.0% Unknown

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


109

Student Resources

Study resources