About Wesley College

Founded in 1873, Wesley College. is a Private college. Located in Delaware, which is a city setting in Delaware, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,384 full time undergraduate students, and 89 full time graduate students.

The Wesley College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 74 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Wesley College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate60%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee0
SAT Range740-930
ACT Range15-17

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,10% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

65% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Wesley College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    31 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    23 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    32 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    35 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    35 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    35 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    35 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    35 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

Wesley College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Wesley College?

9 Students rated Wesley College

Cheyenne - 05/28/2019

The school has a great psychology department. It has a good learning environment. The sports teams do very well. It is a place that has seen its fair share of tragedies, but they bring the students and staff together. It is expensive, which is why I really need this scholarship. I would like to graduate from Wesley but if I do not find the money I will not be able to.

Jaylah - 08/07/2018

I al thrilled and excited to begin my college journey here at Wesley! This campus provides me with the change of pace I needed in my usually filled lifestyle. I am a music major and try to involve myself in all of the musical groups available, and enhance my musical ability by stepping out of my comfort zone and enrolling in the fine Aurols as well as paino keyboarding class to gain exposure to skills I have no mastered in previous schooling.

Andre - 05/27/2018

Wesley college is a diverse college and people are extremely helpful and friendly everyone knows each other the campus goes out of it's way to make you feel welcome this is my brother third year there the football team is great the lacrosse team great the baseball and softball team excellent track team great the basketball team not that good the staff are extremely welcoming and students feels like a family

jaliyl - 05/21/2018

i believe this college would be a great fit for a nin city person

Wesley College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Wesley College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Wesley College is 60%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back to talk to myself as a high school senior, I'd tell myself to stay the way you are. Being that it's a lot of kids first time really being away from their parents, they might start to do things they wouldn't normally do. It can get out of control depending on how much self control you have. The best thing to do is to have a demanding and determined mindset and you will be fine. Stay true to yourself and you will not be disappointed leaving college. It should be one of the most exciting times of your life.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing I consider about my school is the walking distances in the extremly hot and cold weather. Sometimes it is a hastle because there is limited parking at my school.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    it is the oldest private school in delaware, and is in the capital of the first state. wesley college is a very small school, with very good nursing, education and business programs.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Challenging would describe my school, a student has many opprotunites here but can easily loose sight of why they are here in the first place.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    The students at Wesley college are diversified and interactive in many aspects.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Wesley College is unique to other schools I considered because the students here are very diverse along with the faculty. Also the classrooms are set up in a small size so every student has the help that they need.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person that knows that they do not have the money or can not get a maximum amount of loans should not attend this school. It could be very stressful.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    It is located in a military town which has students of a wide range of ages. As well as individuals from all over the world.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who can afford asmall private college and would not mind being in classes with at least 16-18 students.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    the most frustrating thing about my school is the cost to attend it. i think that with the money we pay to come here we should have better food, living conditions, and way more activities.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before I came to this school, I wish i had known about the location in better detail. When I think of a private college, I think "gated/blocked". Delaware State University is gated. Wesley is in an opened area where houses are built all around the school. Some streets are not safe to walk on because there are drug dealers and prostitutes walking around. Of course we have campus security and police but any and everyone still walk on, through, and pass our campus which worries me alot. Being at Wesley felt like I was at my old high school.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The nursing program, because of the different advantages given to the program to help us suceed.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    My major is English-Writing Concentration. English has two others concentrations, Second Education and Literary Studies. For each major, there are options for teaching and the Education department is a popular major on campus, alongside Nursing and the Sciences. We are a liberal arts college but the sciences sort of outshine us. My favorite class I've had has to be Creative Writing with Dr. Maxson. It was a workshop where we shared poetry and fiction with other people in the class with feedback and I loved it. Class participation, at least in my major, can often be part of the grading scale. In Dr. Clack's classes, participation is key and in the Media Arts classes the same. Students aren't really competitive. There are some that are 'know it alls' and comment when they don't need to but for the most part if you have an idea shout it out. Alot of professors encourage office hours. I'm involved with three departments : English, Media Arts and Music. For English, I always go to Dr. Clack's office hours. Spending a few minutes with him will show that you care and up your grade. For Media Arts, Mr. Greto basically requires that you see him to edit your essays together and for the most part is close to all of his students. For Music, if I have a question or concern about my part in a song, I can always ask someone in the building.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Smaller club events are better at Wesley in my opinion. Big events like Wishfest, Homecoming, the Block Party, and many of the Greek sponsored events are too big and get too wild. We have over 40 organizations on campus and each of them have their own meetings and events. It's better to go to SGA (Student Government Association) and see what clubs are available. The most popular groups on campus are Speak, the poetry club, BSU (Black Student Union), Safe Wesley, and IMPACT Ministry. For Greek Life, the biggest greeks are Alpha Phi Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi Omega. Sports teams are big too and often have their own houses and parties like Alpha Phi Delta. I'm involved in a few groups and I'm president of Campus of the Nerds which is very small but we have a close knit group. The dating scene at Wesley is varied. Since I'm hopeful, I always say you can find someone but it seems like Wesley guys are generally stereotypes of modern boys: selfish, cheating, noncommittal, rude, always out for one thing, or totally blind to anything going on in the world. The best thing I can tell anyone is to make friends (guys and girls) and just keep an open mind and open eyes. You might find someone worthwhile. I met all my first friends at events, because when I was a freshman I went to every event there was to go too. It worked. I met Sam, and then Cydnie, Tiana, Crystal, Emily and from there Leah, Anthony and Thomas. It got bigger and hanging out outside of my room worked with meeting people. My sophomore year we had a dedicated group in the hangout spot called The Den. I would go in the morning, hangout and eat breakfast, leave my stuff there for my classes, come back and someone would still be there. We made our biggest plans in the Den. We would head back to someones room and watch a movie, go out to the mall or dinner. It's something I really miss. I didn't party my freshmen year. Honestly, I had one beer the entire year and I didn't like it. But that changed my sophomore year, after some emotional and eye opening experiences. Leah, Jose, Brandon and I, would drink in his room. It wasn't until the middle of sophomore year that we even went out to parties. I would say back in those days, people would party every weekend. Now that I'm entering my senior year, I'd have to say it depends. Most people drink in someone else's room, instead of go out. And the houses for parties are more scattered than they were. The one place that almost always has a party is the APD house. It's changed and they don't have any alcohol, but if you can manage to get your own, you can still go to the APD house. The one of the few houses that lets anyone in. On Saturday night there are no activities, zilch. Either you leave campus, go to a party, or stay in your room, there is nothing scheduled for you to do. However, if you have friends, you can always hang out and have fun by yourself. There have been many nights where it was too cold or we had no money to go out, so we got some games, watched some movies and had fun. Off campus, there's the downtown area which is nice for walking. The Mall and the stores are up the street and there's plenty of places to shop. Obviously, its not the best area but people with cars can go to Christiana Mall, Newark De (which has an amazing college town) or Rehobeth Beach.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Wesley College has the advantage of being a small, private school with great professors. It allows you to get close with people who can help you, and later on, give you options for your future. At Wesley, you'll have so many opportunities to get close with your professors and it's something you have to do. Since the campus is so small, everyone knows each other and there is a close knit community. There are ample opportunities to get involved in clubs, organizations, greek life, community outreach programs. You'll never feel like you can't be heard. Obviously, Wesley has drawbacks. It is a bit too small and many of the departments share floors when it would benefit the students and professors to have their own space. The area around Wesley (Dover De) isn't very safe and often security doesn't do enough to ensure the safety of its students. The tuition is a little high and the freshmen dorms are a nightmare. The best thing about Wesley is the academics, networking and the people. I wouldn't have transferred from Wesley because I'm a very loyal person but the friends that I've made here are lifelong and so are the opportunities I've been given.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Wesley College receive some sort of financial aid. 64% were awarded federal grants. While 86% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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