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Wesley College Overview

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

What Is Wesley College Known For?

177 Undergraduate Awards
$31,140 Avg Cost After Aid
59% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Wesley College may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Wesley College.
  • In 2017-2018, 30% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Wesley College bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,900 a year. That's about 5% more than their peers at 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
#15 Most Popular Legal Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value Rehabilitation Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#150 Best Value Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Wesley College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#28 Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is 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?

59% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
80% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 59%, Wesley College does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

Average Test Scores

About 80% 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 410 and 530. Math scores were between 410 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wesley College  ( 410 to 530 )

SAT Math Scores for Wesley College  ( 410 to 520 )
Wesley College received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 12 and 15. Math scores were between 14 and 15. Composite scores were between 14 and 18.

ACT English Scores for Wesley College  ( 12 to 15 )
ACT Math Scores for Wesley College  ( 14 to 15 )
ACT Composite Scores for Wesley College  ( 14 to 18 )

Can I Afford Wesley College?

$31,140 Net Price
100% Take Out Loans
16.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Wesley College is $31,140. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Wesley College, approximately 100% of students took out student loans averaging $7,318 a year. That adds up to $29,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wesley College is 16.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Wesley College Undergraduate Student Diversity

763 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 813 undergraduate students at Wesley College, with 763 being full-time and 50 being part-time.


There are also 104 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 763 full-time undergraduates at Wesley College, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 321
Hispanic or Latino 68
White 286
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 77

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
616 Took At Least One Class Online
6.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 616 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 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Wesley College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wesley College was 6.2%. This is the #1,512 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wesley College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Wesley College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Physical Education 3%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 3%

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 #227
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #251

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 Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Health & Physical Education 0 33 0 7 40
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 4 0 32 36
Nursing 0 32 1 1 34
Legal Support Services 0 19 0 0 19
General Psychology 0 16 0 0 16
Business Administration & Management 0 11 0 0 11
Communication & Media Studies 0 9 0 0 9
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 8 0 0 8
General Biology 1 6 0 0 7
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 5 0 0 5
Curriculum & Instruction 0 5 0 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 0 5 0 0 5
Accounting 0 4 0 0 4
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 1 0 3 4
History 0 4 0 0 4
Political Science & Government 0 4 0 0 4
Area Studies 0 3 0 0 3
Music 0 3 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 2 0 0 2
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 2 2
Special Education 0 1 0 0 1
International Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 176 1 45 223


*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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