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Reviews 119 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: KWU athletics are pretty good. However, there is not a high level of student involvement. Not a lot of students go to games that are not football or basketball, and the bleachers aren't packed with students at each game. School spirit isn't that prominent, even during game weeks. However, there are some students that regularly go to games, and the faculty and staff support athletics.

KWU has a gym that is regularly used by athletes and is currently rebuilding its stadium. This will help improve the football team and make going to games more convenient for everyone. For the past year, KWU has been using the high school football stadium, but the new stadium is expected to be ready for the 2015-2016 school year.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Salina has a variety of off-campus restaurants to choose from. There is a convenience store down the street from the dorms, which provides students with cheap, late-night snacks and drinks. Many students will walk down there late at night or during the day to satisfy their hunger.

There is a plethora of cheap fast-food places within short driving distance from KWU. This includes Taco Bell, McDonald's, Starbucks, and a home-owned restaurant called Bogey's. Numerous students choose Taco Bell or Bogey's if they have money for extra meals. Bogey's provides American staples such as hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, corn dogs, and delicious shakes as well as excellent customer service. It is definitely a favorite among the student population.

Next to cheap fast food, Salina also has more expensive restaurants such as Daimaru, Applebees, and Longhorn Steakhouse. However, there are numerous and popular home-owned places such as Martinelli's. Martinelli's is a home-owned Italian restaurant in Salina's downtown district. It provides excellent Italian cuisine and has old-time jazz music playing during it's open hours. It's not terribly expensive, so students wanting a more quality meal usually go to Martinelli's. It is also across from Salina's historic Stiefel Theatre, so it gets a lot of business from the Stiefel's customers. Places like Martinelli's and Applebees often get KWU students as part-time employees, so restaurants and KWU often have connections to each other.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Kansas Wesleyan is a dry school and a tobacco and drug-free campus. KWU is extremely strict on drug and alcohol use, and all faculty and staff uphold this rule. While away on school functions, professors enforce this rule. Students, even over the age of 21, cannot have alcohol while off-campus on school trips.

In the dorms, this policy is upheld as well. If someone is suspected of having alcohol or illicit drugs in their room, the entire hall is inspected either during the day or late at night. Sometimes dogs are brought in to search the room. If this happen, refrigerators and closets can be searched. Otherwise, room inspections are rather lenient.

Dorm visitations are rather lenient. Most resident assistants (RA's) are lenient on this policy. The rule with visitation in most halls is that it's okay until you get caught or make too much noise. People can have their friends stay overnight as long as they don't make too much noise. This is the experience I've had with my RA's.

Overall, Kansas Wesleyan is a great campus and is strict with some policies and rather lenient with others. This makes for a safe campus with a great student life.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I don't have much experience with the financial aid office at KWU, but I have received scholarships for my room because of my high grades and it covers my room, but not my board. I have, however, asked questions from the financial aid office and received prompt and courteous service. The financial aid office is extremely helpful to students and most everything goes over smoothly.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Most people at Kansas Wesleyan would say that our cafeteria sucks. It has gotten better since my freshman year when they failed the health inspection. Not many people wore sanitary gloves, some didn't know what they were doing, and there was mold in the ice machine. Compared to that, they've made a few leaps of improvement. There's more variety, a few healthier options (such as chicken wraps and low-fat Chinese stir fry), and more options with the meal plan.

Before this last school year, there was only one meal plan: 22 meals/week in the cafeteria with $100 credit in the Den. This year, the school added some options. 15 meals/week in the cafeteria and $225 in the Den, or 10 meals/week in the cafeteria with roughly $400 in the Den. A majority of the students don't have time to sit and eat in the cafeteria and therefore don't use up their meal plan. This has appeased their demands, and now students can grab 'n go from the Den without worrying about using up their credit.

Students on campus would say that the Den is the best place on campus, and I agree. The Den has a variety of healthier food options to choose from and then some. It provides a variety of Pepsi products and energy drinks as well as water and coffee. There is also milk, fruit juices, fruit, a variety of sandwiches, candy bars, and ice cream. The Den also has cooked food which includes burritos, paninis, flat-bread options, and pizza. The Den also serves breakfast and is open from from 7:30 in the morning to 7:30 at night. This provides students with early morning classes a grab 'n go breakfast if they're running late as well as lunch and dinner. Compared to the cafeteria, it has many healthier options and better food. There is also a restaurant like area outside of the Den for students to sit and socialize. Overall, the students on campus prefer the Den and give it high ratings.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing at Kansas Wesleyan is pretty great. There are three dormitories: Pfeiffer, Wilson, and Wesley. I've stayed in Wilson and Pfeiffer, and out of the two I definitely prefer Pfeiffer. It's the all-girls dorm on campus, and the only dormitory to provide individual bathrooms. There's not a lot of social activity in Pfeiffer, which is all right with me. The rooms in Pfeiffer are of decent quality, with some flaws. They don't seem to be cleaned regularly over the summer, and every once in a while there's mold. However, during the school year the maintenance staff provides quality upkeep of the dormitories and requests for fixing things are promptly granted.

The housing process is of top notch quality, too. Forms for housing are distributed in mid-April every year, and are easy to fill out. You select which dorm you prefer, and if you want a certain person as your roommate you list their name. However, roommate preferences must be mutual between two people. Otherwise, you list qualities about yourself such as cleanliness, if you are an early bird or a night owl, and how loud you are. It's a simple process. To get into the all-girls' or all-boys' dorm (Pfeiffer and Wesley) you have to be above freshmen status and promptly return your housing form. The dorms are pretty filled up during the school year, as we have a large population of on-campus students.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: i live in the dorm-

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5 College Freshman

Administration: they care about whats best for the student

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: very good- grants and scholarships available- no problems

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: very good- good selection- hours suite college life style-

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: close- easy parking- nice area- low crime- good food in dining hall

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus and i love it

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I get no finiancial aid, which makes me only able to take a couple of classes a yer because i have to pay out of pocket

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: i don't care about sports

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: everyone are there for sports. everyone dresses like they came out of a locker room

3 College Sophomore

Administration: never heard of rules or strictions

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Nice athletic center. Beautiful campus.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Alcohol in dorms not acceptable. No smoking on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Culturally diverse; Christianity endorsed by university, as it is a Methodist university, but other religions not singled out.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is a club in Salina that has college night on thursday nights. Most everyone goes to that. There are also parties on the weekends.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most everyone is attractive and the athletic type. Everyone gets along with each other really well.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I had no problem getting into my program. Even after I changed my major it was very easy.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love everyone in the biology and teacher education programs. They are all so helpful and friendly.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Our campus is very diverse and everyone is very accepting of this.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt threatened while on campus.

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