Roberts Wesleyan College

Campus Description

Founded in 1866, Roberts Wesleyan is a liberal arts college committed to integrating a Christian worldview with academic study. Roberts Wesleyan is located in Rochester, NY on a beautiful 188-acre suburban campus. We enroll more than 1,752 students and maintain a 12:1 student to faculty ratio. The College offers more than 50 undergraduate programs, 16 Master's degrees, and one Doctoral degree through Northeastern Seminary at Roberts. In addition to the standard regional accreditation, there are six nationally and professionally accredited programs (accounting and business, art and design, education, music, nursing, and social work). The new Crothers Science and Nursing facility was opened in September 2015. It is a state-of-the-art facility with multiple simulation labs.
Roberts Wesleyan at a glance:
- The three primary facets of Roberts Wesleyan Colleges mission are scholarship, spiritual formation, and service.
- Dynamic internship programs at Roberts Wesleyan place our students at employment sites of their choosing. 93% of graduates are employed full-time or part-time.
- Rochester has the only Division II Athletic program in the Rochester area.
- Financial aid is awarded to 98% of our students.
- Roberts Wesleyan College continually receives national recognition. In the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Roberts was ranked on the Top Tier Northern Master's Universities list. Roberts also appears on The Princeton Review 2015 Best Northern Colleges list.

2301 Westside Dr., Rochester, NY 14624

Toll-free 800.777.4RWC or 585.594.6400

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Degrees Offered

Associate, Bachelor's (BA, BS), Master's (MA, MEd, MS, MSW)


Varsity Sports: Women's: basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track, volleyball. Men's: basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track.

Clubs and Activities

Information available upon request or visit:

Featured Programs

Honors Program; Study Abroad Programs; Short-term missions programs, Enactus

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 1,282 (Full-time: 357 men, 858 women; Part-time: 28 men, 39 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 385 (Full-time: 61 men, 255 women; Part-time: 9 men, 60 women)
47% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
24% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 480 – 590
SAT math range: 470 – 590
ACT range: 20 – 26
83% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
17% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American10.3%17%
% Asian1.7%1.5%
% Hispanic / Latino5.2%3.9%
% White, Non-Hispanic73.4%72.1%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.3%1%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.1%0%
% International / Nonresident Alien3.8%2%
% Two or more races3.1%1.5%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity2%1%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$28,630 per year, or $603 per credit (1-7 credits)
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$10,038 (all students under age 22 who cannot commute from home are required to live on campus)
Room Only:
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

Varies by program

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- rolling, February 1 priority; spring- rolling, December 30 priority
Transfer Applications:
fall- rolling, February 1 priority; spring- rolling

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
rolling, March 15 recommended

Application Requirements

HS transcript; SAT or ACT; personal recommendation; audition for music applicants; portfolio for art and graphic design majors.
Average Financial Aid Package:
$23,597 (includes traditional and non-traditional students and includes all loans)
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
$9,744 (includes need and non-need aid)
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Art; Athletics; Music; Academic Achievement; Out-of-state; International; Canadian