Wesleyan University is known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. More than 2,700 undergraduates—and some 200 graduate students—from around the world pursue their classroom studies, research projects, and co-curricular interests in ways that are demanding and intensely rewarding. Here, on a beautiful campus overlooking the Connecticut River, students learn to do productive and innovative work that makes a positive difference in the world—that’s what Wesleyan is about.
Wesleyan University is dedicated to providing an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit.
The Wesleyan student pursues a self-directed curriculum and has remarkable opportunities to conduct research with professors who are leaders in their fields.
Wesleyan is located in Middletown, Connecticut, about two hours from New York or Boston. The campus overlooks the Connecticut River, and close by you will find hiking, swimming, mountain biking, and boating opportunities. Downtown is just three blocks from campus and boasts a twelve-screen movie theater and a diverse collection of restaurants, including Italian, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Caribbean, Mexican and vegetarian-as well as a nationally famous diner.
The campus is set around a large central green. In addition to landmark buildings dating from the 19th century, Wesleyan has superb athletic facilities, a new university center, and a large complex devoted to the arts.