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Below is a list of frequently asked questions. This list continues to grow as we seek to meet the needs of students and parents. Click each question to learn more!

When was the College founded?

1866 by Benjamin Titus Roberts

What is the enrollment at Roberts Wesleyan College?

1,752 total students

Where is Roberts Wesleyan College located?

Rochester, New York

What recent recognition has the College received?

Roberts Wesleyan College continually receives national recognition:

  • In the 2012 U.S. News & World Report Roberts was ranked on the Top Tier Northern Master's Universities list. 
  • Roberts also appears on The Princeton Review 2013 Best Northern Colleges list.  
  • RWC was also ranked in the top 1/3 of 150 schools nationwide by College Factual as "best colleges for your money."

What is the employment rate of graduates?

92% of graduates are employed full-time or part-time,

95% are employed in their field of interest,

24% of graduates attended graduate school

Do you help with job placement?

Yes!  We are committed to the success of our students while they are here and after they graduate.  Our faculty, staff and Office of Career Services work hard to help our students find their calling in rewarding careers.

What are the costs?

You will find more information on the tuition page on our website.  98% of our students receive financial aid. 

Where do Roberts Wesleyan College students come from?

18 different countries represented on campus

27 different states

37 different church denominations

Can I apply to Roberts if I am not a Christian?

Absolutely!  We welcome students from all walks of life and backgrounds.  Roberts is a decidedly Christian college which makes us a warm and welcoming community.  

What is the Student/Faculty Ratio?

14/1.  We love having a small campus dedicated to the success of our students.

What is the Male/Female Ratio?


What is the average SAT score of entering regularly admitted freshmen?

The average is 1147

The middle 50% SAT Range is 1050-1230

What is the average GPA for entering freshmen?


Does Roberts offer a 3 year degree option?

Yes, both our Psychology and Social Work programs have 3 year accelerated options. Also students who come to Roberts with college credit could potentially finish in less than 4 years. 

Is the campus safe?

At Roberts we take student safety seriously.   Visit Campus Safety to learn more about campus security at Roberts Wesleyan College

What sports are offered at Roberts?

Roberts competes in the NCAA Division II and NCCAA.  For a complete list of varsity athletics click here.  

How do I get to the campus?

You will find directions to the college at the How to Reach Us page on our website.