You Make Us Wesleyan University. Welcome Home.

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

Maps and Directions

Come visit us! The Wesleyan campus is nestled in the heart of Connecticut—an easy and scenic two-hour drive from New York City and Boston. Once here, use our interactive map to find your way around campus and learn more.

University Leadership

Intellectual agility and strategic thinking aren’t just traits we cultivate in our students, they are mandates for our leadership as well. Meet the people guiding Wesleyan forward and enhancing our standing as one of the country’s premier liberal arts institutions.

Strategic Plan

Learn more about the ways in which Wesleyan is looking ahead and planning for the future.

History and Traditions

Who was John Wesley? Why the Cardinal? What’s the deal with the Douglas Cannon? Read about the University’s colorful history and the many longstanding traditions that make us Wesleyan!