College Rankings

Every year, media outlets release their annual college rankings lists, each meant to measure “the best” in higher education. The proliferation of such lists, and the confusion they can create, has prompted us to compile a selection of Wesleyan’s current rankings, along with links to the methodology used for each, in order to provide you with a broad picture of how others view Wesleyan, according to various criteria.

Wesleyan among Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities 

Forbes ranks Wesleyan #10 on its list of top U.S. liberal arts colleges for 2018.

Kiplinger ranks Wesleyan #10 among liberal arts colleges in its annual list of the best college values in the U.S. for 2019. 

U.S. News & World Report ranks Wesleyan #17 on its list of top liberal arts colleges for 2020.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Wesleyan #20 in best value among national liberal arts colleges for 2019.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Wesleyan #12 among liberal arts colleges for 2019.

College Choice ranks Wesleyan #13 among liberal arts colleges for 2018.

College Access

The New York Times ranks Wesleyan #23 on its list of Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream for 2017.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Wesleyan #7 in economic diversity among the top 25 national liberal arts colleges for 2018.

Making an Impact

The Princeton Review ranks Wesleyan #1 on its list of impact schools for 2019.

Film

The Hollywood Reporter ranks Wesleyan #6 on its list of the top 25 U.S. film schools for 2019. 

Variety includes Wesleyan on its list of the top film schools for 2019. 

College Choice ranks Wesleyan #9 on its list of the Best Film Bachelor's Degrees for 2018. 

Other Recognitions

U.S. News & World Report ranks Wesleyan #2 in best colleges for veterans among national liberal arts colleges for 2019.