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Wesleyan University

#T-102, overall score 48.5/100

Fun Fact:

“In the Heights,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first musical, was first performed at Wesleyan in 2004 when Miranda was a student there.

Why should Jewish students attend Wesleyan? Wesleyan is an incredibly strong school academically with a beautiful campus and a fantastic community. The Jewish community is especially warm and welcoming and there’s really no place like Wes. — Rabbi Levi Schectman, Chabad at Wesleyan

ACADEMICS Score: 30/30

  • Score: 30/30
  • Acceptance rate: 18%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Israel Studies major: No

FINANCES

  • Tuition: $50,612
  • Room & board costs: $13,950
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $41,652

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Middletown, Conn.
  • Region: New England
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,897
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 650
  • Jewish population share: 23%
  • Student origin: 8% in-state/92% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Cardinals
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Nietzsch Factor, Vicious Circles

ISRAEL Score: 3/20

JEWISH LIFE Score: 12.17/40

  • Score: 12.17/40
  • Hillel: None (The Wesleyan Jewish Community is affiliated with Open Hillel)
  • Chabad: Chabad at Wesleyan
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 1
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 25
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 2 (2 Conservative)
  • Eruv: No
  • Where do Jewish students come from? Boston, New York and Los Angeles — followed by all over the country.

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