Due to the fact that Wesleyan is an all-women's college, the only male students found on campus are those in the EMBA program (executive master of business administration). Thus, the average student is a female who places more focus on academics rather than her appearance. The lack of guys on campus removes a distraction factor for the heterosexual students and also permits a more accepting environment for lesbian and bisexual students. For new students and transfer students, it takes a few weeks to adjust, but the transition is smooth because they discover a new level of intellectual discussion that can only be shared among women.
A common misconception about Wesleyan is that everyone on campus is a lesbian. While there is a small percentage of homosexual women, the majority of the student population is heterosexual. Also, there is a balance between individuals who are sexually promiscuous and those who are more reserved.