Location
Middletown, CT
Undergrads
2,932
Tuition
$45,928
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 624 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They're not meeting my needs at all. They're asking for more than my family can pay. I've had to appeal every year so far. It's an anxiety-inducing headache every time. Plus, they just repealed need-blind admissions.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Clark, bennet, and fauver are the best residence halls for proximity and facilities. They're also the only air-conditioned ones. High rise and low rise are kinda dreary, and the nics are spacious, but dreary as well. Westco always reeks of pot. Senior woodframes are nice, as are most program houses, but it does vary depending on which one you get. The butts are mediocre, but are in the process of being renovated.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have yet to declare a major, but the process is really easy.

College Sophomore

Majors: The interdisciplinary programs are intellectually stimulating and easy to get into.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really love it here. the people are kind, the professors are helpful, the campus is beautiful, and it's overall a lovely environment.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career center is good for the social sciences and less good for hard sciences.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are mostly of good quality and all are helpful. Workload is reasonable unless you're pre-med, but then again, pre-med. the registration process is confusing as heck but once you've done it once, it's easy.

College Sophomore

Academics: I have yet to declare a major.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The houses aren't bad, but everyone hears horror stories about the people and sexual assault at their parties. We have one brand-new sorority, but they aren't allowed their own house. The administration has been cracking down on all the fraternities recently.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Middletown is cute, but there's not much to do.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone lives on campus all four years. However, campus housing includes apartments for juniors and apartments or wood-frame houses for seniors, so if you were really attached to the idea of living off-campus, you can pretend. it's not a stretch of the imagination.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The strictness isn't bad, but they've been getting worse. Also, their response to protests varies wildly, from ignoring the whole thing to banning sidewalk chalk to slapping people with unreasonable fines.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People are lovely, kind, smart, and attractive in general. you'll definitely find someone to talk to. Or more.

The collegeprowler survey is irritatingly heteronormative, however, in assuming that I (a girl) like guys.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is absolutely gorgeous!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm participating in a sports team and for the first time in my life I have the sense of community and support that sports should be about. It's not every team member for themselves. We're truly a team. Oh, and the facilities are really nice.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Long-distance transportation includes the New Haven shuttle, which runs to and from the train station; the Bradley shuttle to and from the airport; and the New York/Boston bus. Cost is reasonable for all of these options, but for the sake of schedule flexibility, a lot of students end up opting to split cabs with each other.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The best time of year is fall, before the foot upon foot of snowfall which starts roughly around November and lasts until February. The worst time of year, which is probably made easier for those who live in one of the few residences which include A/C, is the first few weeks of September.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Wireless connectivity is unreliable at worst, iffy at best. In the same dorm, different rooms will have dramatically different connection speeds. Bring an Ethernet cable and you won't have to worry about it.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Most of the meal plans offered include both block meals and meal points. The best food on campus is the most expensive. If you want to eat at these places, (i.e. Star and Crescent, WesWings, Red and Black) be prepared to plan out your points expenditure, or run out quickly.

Block meals can be used at Usdan Marketplace or at Summerfields, and the food there is not terrible by any means.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Smell of weed is pretty much part of the scene here. It's not unusual either to hear drunk students making a ruckus outside of the dorms in the middle of the night. It's not terrible, but it's not great. There's absolutely no pressure to participate, if it isn't your thing.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life is not what Greek life is normally like. They have nice parties, good music, but it's not a big thing.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's northeast weather. It's cold in the winter, hot in the summer. I'm used to it. The foliage in the fall and snow in the winter is beautiful, though.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm a freshman and I live in a single. It's pretty relaxed and easy to live in. I love my privacy, but my dorm in particular does not have a friendly social atmosphere

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: You'll find all different types of people at WES.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Computers glitch and take a while to log on.

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Anya Morgan
Hometown
Los Angeles
Major
English and French
Grad Year
2014
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Wesleyan is a school that goes by many names: "Diversity University," "PCU," "Wellesley," and "The Hippiest Place on Earth," to name a few. But what is Wesleyan, really? Well, the short answer is: it's a small liberal arts university in Central Connecticut. The long answer, however, includes naked parties, drum circles, tent protests, free pancakes, free hugs, spontaneous dancing, having tremendous school pride but not remembering the fight song, igloos, bonfires, and a crazy, vibrant music scene. Aren't you glad you asked?

The key thing you need to know about Wesleyan is that it has the prestige of an elite university with the attitude of a laid-back vegetable co-op (or a cheese co-op—the University has both). If you go on a tour, it is likely that someone will call out to you, saying "Come to Wes!" and possibly chase barefoot after the tour group if he or she is feeling especially enthused—everyone loves it here. While Wesleyan students play hard (on their mandolins and ukeleles), they also work hard. Most students are very invested in their coursework, and because of the flexibility of Wesleyan's requirements, students are able to tailor their workload to involve things they actually enjoy doing. There is an ongoing movement to "Keep Wes Weird," which inspires students to push societal, gender, and political norms on a daily basis, inviting unique thought and action into everyday life. In a few words, Wesleyan is eye-opening, stimulating, accepting, politically active, and a rollicking good time!

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