Delaware’s oldest private college makes its home in the historic district of the state capital in Dover. A variety of liberal arts and sciences programs are offered to students, and some of the most popular majors are related to nursing, education and business. Meanwhile, a second campus in nearby New Castle serves working adults.
The numbers: 1,587 full-time undergrads … 1280 median SAT (comparable to an 18 ACT) … $23,540 annual tuition, $10,438 annual room and board … 30 bachelor’s programs … ranked 38th among northern colleges by U.S. News … 62.6% acceptance rate. Extra credit: Wesley may not be a public school, but that doesn’t mean cost-conscious undergraduates can’t get a private education without breaking the bank. Every year, 90 percent of the full-time students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships, institutional grants, federal and state grants, student loans, work study, and on-campus employment. Compare to: York College of Pennsylvania, Salisbury University. Contact: 120 N. State St., Dover, Del., (302) 736-2300, wesley.edu.