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Wesley College

Wesley College is an American private, co-educational, liberal arts college, located in Dover, the capital of Delaware.

Location

Address
120 N State St
City
Dover
State
DE

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1622
Total Graduate enrollment
120
In State Tuition Fees
22640
Out State Tuition Fees
22640
ACT Score
23
SAT Score
945
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.7
Male Female Ratio
51:49
Acceptance Rate
62%
Student Faculty Ratio
11:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Wolverine
Colors
White Navy Blue
Conference
Capital
Athletic Twitter

College History

History

The institution was founded in 1873 as a preparatory school called Wilmington Conference Academy. It became a two-year college in 1918, and was renamed the Wesley Collegiate Institute. The institution conferred its first four-year degrees in 1978.

College Specialty

Specialty

Wesley College is a United Methodist institution of higher education that seeks to be among the finest student-centered learning communities in the liberal arts tradition. Consistent with our Methodist heritage, the College affirms meaning and purpose in life through justice, compassion, inclusion and social responsibility that enhance community life and respect for the environment. Wesley College exists to liberate and empower its students with the knowledge, skills, ethical attitudes and capacity for critical thinking needed to achieve personal and professional goals and to contribute to the local and global society.

Alumni

Alumni

William N. Andrews (1898) � lawyer and Republican Party politician, including serving as U.S. Representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district (1919�1921) Wayne Gilchrest (A.A., 1971) � Republican Party politician, including serving as U.S. Representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district (1991�2009) Charles M. Oberly, III (A.A., 1966) � lawyer and Democratic Party politician, including serving as Delaware Attorney General (1983�1995); U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware (since 2010) Eunan O'Neill (1982) � journalist, including for Russia Today Colin R.J. Bonini (1991) � Republican Party politician, including serving as a member of the Delaware Senate from the 16th district (since 1995) Rocky Myers (2005) � football player; awarded Gagliardi Trophy, all-American football player and National Football Foundation scholarship Bryan Robinson � professional football player; awarded all-American football player Carolyn Bunny Welsh � Republican Party politician, including serving as sheriff of Chester County, Pennsylvania Naeem Taj (1989) � IT Director

Campus

Campus

Small city 50 acres

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