Wesleyan University, at Middletown, Conn.; coeducational; chartered and opened 1831. There are special cooperative study programs with the California Institute of Technology and the engineering department of Columbia Univ. Wesleyan is noted for its undergraduate programs of tutorial instruction and independent study. The university's facilities include research centers in East Asian studies, African-American studies, humanities and arts, and science and math.
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