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Wesley College Overview

Located in Dover, Delaware, Wesley College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Wesley College Known For?

211 Undergraduate Awards
$28,022 Avg Cost After Aid
62% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Wesley College is the post-master's certificate.
  • In 2017-2018, 37% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Wesley College with a bachelor's degree make about $42,900 a year. That's 5% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Wesley 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 Wesley College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Legal Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Wesley College?

Location of Wesley College

Contact details for Wesley College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 120 N State St, Dover, DE 19901-3875
Phone: 302-736-2300

How Do I Get Into Wesley College?

You can apply to Wesley College online at:

Admission Requirements for Wesley College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Wesley College?

62% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
95% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Wesley College is 62%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

Average Test Scores

About 95% of students accepted to Wesley College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 330 and 530. Math scores were between 420 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wesley College  ( 330 to 530 )

SAT Math Scores for Wesley College  ( 420 to 520 )
Wesley College received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 13 and 18. Math scores were between 15 and 18. Composite scores were between 15 and 20.

ACT English Scores for Wesley College  ( 13 to 18 )
ACT Math Scores for Wesley College  ( 15 to 18 )
ACT Composite Scores for Wesley College  ( 15 to 20 )

Can I Afford Wesley College?

$28,022 Net Price
87% Take Out Loans
13.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Wesley College is $28,022. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Wesley College, approximately 87% of students took out student loans averaging $6,756 a year. That adds up to $27,024 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wesley College is 13.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Wesley College Undergraduate Student Diversity

976 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,035 undergraduate students at Wesley College, with 976 being full-time and 59 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Wesley College

There are also 116 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 976 full-time undergraduates at Wesley College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wesley College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wesley College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 391
Hispanic or Latino 84
White 367
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 120

Geographic Diversity

Delaware students aren't the only ones who study at Wesley College. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 10 countries are represented at Wesley College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Cameroon, and Ghana.

Online Learning at Wesley College

15 Took All Classes Online
79 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 79 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 6th most popular in Delaware for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Wesley College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wesley College was -0.8%. This is the #2,261 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wesley College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wesley College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Wesley College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health & Physical Education #100
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #115

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%.

Wesley College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 42 5 47
Health & Physical Education 0 35 4 39
Business Administration & Management 0 21 6 27
Legal Support Services 0 23 0 23
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 4 18 22
General Psychology 1 20 0 21
Curriculum & Instruction 0 8 0 8
Accounting 0 7 0 7
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 1 6 7
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 6 0 7
Communication & Media Studies 0 5 0 5
Special Education 0 5 0 5
Political Science & Government 0 5 0 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 4 0 4
General Biology 0 4 0 4
General English Literature 0 4 0 4
Music 0 4 0 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 3 0 3
History 0 3 0 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 1 3
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 2 0 2
International Studies 0 1 0 1
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 1 1
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 209 41 252


*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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