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Reviews 612 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is pretty safe but area surrounding is not

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I got screwed over in housing process. Nothing was left because I was picked last in lottery system

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: they do good things, I just am not involved

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school and there isn't much I would change about my experience. It may be a small school but if you put yourself out there you can get to know a lot of pretty great people. Also, the opportunities that have been presented to me through W&J I know I can't get anywhere else.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The network that comes from W&J is almost limitless. There are so many unknown connections that stem from this school that most people don't realize. It also has a terrific reputation that most people acknowledge when you are applying somewhere.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've only had to go to the health center a few times and every time they have been great. I have heard stories from people that are opposite of my experience.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere is whatever you want to make of it. If you want to get to know people on your floor it's easy but other floors don't have that social aspect.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: They do a lot of great things and bring a lot to campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a good amount of spirit and support.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it! It all comes down to what you make of it.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Everyone once in awhile, I'll attend a party on a weekend. However, most weekend I use it as a catch up day.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties every weekend, you can't escape them.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: W&J only have four courses unlike other institutes, however, they give you a workload that's just as discouraging as taking 6 classes. You need time balance for sure, but it's pretty difficult to gain all A's in a semester. It depends on your major though.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: People are very close minded on this campus especially when it comes down to politics. They are biased on what criteria you should fit in. With minorities, many people have an issue with accepting believes of another ethnicity. It need a lot of work, but any where you'll meet close minded people.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: We aren't a dry campus so alcohol is almost every where you go. If you don't party you're not associated with really anyone on this campus, because that's what goes on in the weekends. Peer pressure, can be hard to deal with especially when all of your friends are doing it. Drug wise, it's pretty terrible within one certain fraternity house.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Many of the campus housing options are old and outdated, except for the newly built housing which is only for seniors and select juniors. Most lack air conditioning. Most of the RA's don't enforce any of the rules and it's pretty much a free for all.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is driven by drinking and parties. It is in the middle of a very small town with absolutely nothing to do, so if you don't like drinking/partying, then you will most definitely feel out of place at this school. The academics were okay, but I didn't like many of the different professors that I had.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security officers are always there to help when someone is in need. They have saved a few of my friends a few times and are a very useful resource!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors really care about their students and their academics, which in part I believe is because of the size of the school. We provide really great opportunities for students to succeed, and I'm excited to see what my study abroad options are for my future semesters.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Getting a degree from this school looks very good on future college applications and job apps as well.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like having my own bathroom and not having to share with every individual on my floor this year. The people near me are nice and I get along with them well. I was placed in a decent building and I feel like it is a good fit for my first year.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have talked to many Greeks and after being set on not rushing this semester, I have changed my mind! Every sorority and fraternity is different, but they all seem like wonderful individuals and I can't wait to see what Greek life has in store for me.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I have not attended many of our games/meets, nor used any of the facilities, but they are a major part of our school and a major consideration for some students!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The opportunities the school provides is wonderful. The reason I was attracted to this school was because of its opportunities to study abroad, and this past month I actually spent in Nicaragua pursuing my dreams!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. The security guards are active on campus and provide many services for the students.

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While some students may spend the week of finals cursing all of their classes and wishing that graduation would just get there already, after a couple of months in the real world, most alumni wish they could return to their good old days at W&J. The four years spent at W&J are undeniably difficult, but they are years well spent. W&J changes its students, and most leave completely different from how they came in. Even those who continue on in the career they have always dreamed of will leave with new interests and a new perspective on that career.

Over the years, W&J has changed and improved the experiences that students can have on campus and around the world. Students are able to do independent research with the multi-million-dollar laboratory equipment in Swanson, speak with professors who have taught in other countries, or take a trip halfway around the world to study another culture. If you come to W&J wanting to get involved and take advantage of all the opportunities offered, then there is no doubt that you will get a fantastic education and have terrific experiences. However, if you come and just want to stay on campus and stick to your normal routine, you will still get a fantastic education but just might not benefit from all the college has to offer.

W&J offers chances that larger colleges or universities could never offer. Most students have dinners with the president, deans, or different professors a few times a semester, and successful alumni are always happy to help out students with career advice. While there may be other colleges that match W&J in academics, any current student will tell you that there is no comparison to the experiences that you will get outside of the classroom.

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