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Roberts Wesleyan College Overview

Roberts Wesleyan College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Rochester, New York. The suburban atmosphere of Rochester makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Roberts Wesleyan College Known For?

421 Undergraduate Awards
$33,192 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Roberts Wesleyan.
  • In 2017-2018, 93% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Roberts Wesleyan to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Roberts Wesleyan College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Roberts Wesleyan.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Most Popular Other Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Roberts Wesleyan has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Teaching English or French Graduates College Factual
#6 Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor Graduates College Factual
#8 Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Social Studies Education College Factual
#20 Highest Paid Other Education Graduates College Factual
#20 Highest Paid Other Education Graduates College Factual

Where Is Roberts Wesleyan College?


Contact details for Roberts Wesleyan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2301 Westside Dr, Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-594-6000

How Do I Get Into Roberts Wesleyan?

You can apply to Roberts Wesleyan online at:

Admission Requirements for Roberts Wesleyan

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Roberts Wesleyan?

76% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
79% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Roberts Wesleyan College is 76%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

Average Test Scores

About 79% of students accepted to Roberts Wesleyan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Roberts Wesleyan College  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Roberts Wesleyan College  ( 510 to 630 )
Roberts Wesleyan received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Roberts Wesleyan College  ( 20 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Roberts Wesleyan College  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Roberts Wesleyan College  ( 22 to 26 )

Can I Afford Roberts Wesleyan College?

$33,192 Net Price
77% Take Out Loans
6.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Roberts Wesleyan is $33,192. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Roberts Wesleyan, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $7,533 a year. That adds up to $30,132 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Roberts Wesleyan is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Roberts Wesleyan College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,126 Full-Time Undergraduates
69% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,197 undergraduate students at Roberts Wesleyan, with 1,126 being full-time and 71 being part-time.


There are also 509 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,126 full-time undergraduates at Roberts Wesleyan, 31% are male and 69% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Roberts Wesleyan College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 109
Hispanic or Latino 89
White 780
International Students 47
Other Races/Ethnicities 77

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Roberts Wesleyan College. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 27 countries are represented at Roberts Wesleyan. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Roberts Wesleyan College

419 Took All Classes Online
1,023 Took At Least One Class Online
43.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,023 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Roberts Wesleyan has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 33rd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Roberts Wesleyan

The following table shows how Roberts Wesleyan is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Health Professions #16 #13

Online Growth Rankings of Roberts Wesleyan

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Roberts Wesleyan College was 43.8%. This is the #725 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Roberts Wesleyan regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Roberts Wesleyan College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Nursing 120 18 138
Social Work 22 54 76
Health & Medical Administrative Services 18 28 46
Special Education 13 29 42
Teacher Education Subject Specific 14 28 42
Human Resource Management 40 0 40
Other Education 37 0 37
Business Administration & Management 9 18 27
Liberal Arts General Studies 22 0 22
Music 20 0 20
General Psychology 17 0 17
Marketing 5 8 13
General Biology 11 0 11
Communication & Media Studies 11 0 11
Homeland Security 11 0 11
Criminal Justice & Corrections 10 0 10
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 10 10
Accounting 7 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 6 0 6
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 4 0 4
Physics 4 0 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 2 0 2
Other Business, Management & Marketing 2 0 2
Teaching English or French 2 0 2
Romance Languages 2 0 2
History 2 0 2
Health & Physical Education 2 0 2
International Business 1 0 1
Student Counseling 0 1 1
General English Literature 1 0 1
Mathematics 1 0 1
Religious Studies 1 0 1
Chemistry 1 0 1
Other Homeland Security 1 0 1
Theological & Ministerial Studies 1 0 1
General Visual & Performing Arts 1 0 1
Computer Science 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0
Natural Sciences 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0
TOTAL 421 194 615


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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