Wesleyan University - Rankings

Founded in 1831, Wesleyan University is a top tier private liberal arts college located in Middletown, Connecticut (US). The University is classified as a most selective institution by the Carnegie Foundation.

The University offers graduate departmental programs in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Music and Ethnomusicology, Physics, Psychology.

Notable Wesleyan Alumni include Jane Eisner (Editor, The Forward), Jeff Galloway (Olympic runner and author of Galloway’s Book on Running), Frank Wood (Tony award-winning actor), Darryl Hazel (Former senior vice president, Ford Motor Company), Christopher Wink (Founder of the Blue Man Group and Blue Man Creativity Center), etc.

Wesleyan is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference.


- Wesleyan University is placed in Tier 1 and ranked 12th among the Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the US News & World Report (2011).

- Received an overall grade of "A-", the highest overall score awarded (2010 College Sustainability Report Card of the Sustainable Endowments Institute). In addition it was cited for being an "Overall College Sustainability Leader", a "Campus Sustainability Leader", and an "Endowment Sustainability Leader".

- 24th among the top liberal arts college for "Best Values" in the country (US News 2009).

- 9th among the top 10 most expensive colleges in the U.S. (2006-2007) by forbes.com.

- 21st among all liberal arts colleges and national research universities (Forbes Magazine ranking).

- Ranked highest in the proportion of graduating science majors in 2003 and 2004 who are women.

- Placed in the top 10 of baccalaureate colleges in the numbers of students going on to obtain the Ph.D. degree in the sciences (NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates, during the three-, five-, and ten-year periods ending in 2004).

* Suggested Reading: Top Universities in Connecticut