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Reviews 563 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's a small school: quality, but not too much quantity.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security does what is needed to keep students safe.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most students are affiliated with Greek life and those who are not are definitely outcasted. There's a house for everyone, you just need to find yours.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The majority of students play at least one varsity sport; everyone is very active. Most teams watch the others' events. The student sections can be a lot of fun if you're not participating in the sport itself.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Everyone knows everyone, so there is always room for a newbie to come and have fun. The fraternities are very welcoming, provided you give them the respect they deserve for providing you with free alcohol.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not a whole lot of options, but everything you would need is a 5 minute drive or less. You won't be getting five-star food but it will help change up the daily routine of G&T's and Commons.

5 College Freshman

Administration: The campus security is very lenient, which is good for students. There was an incident that occurred during the year, but it was handled by security very promptly and efficiently. It's very difficult to get written up. They don't go out of their way to punish you.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food, overall, is very good; much better than that of a State school. The menu is often repeated, but the quality of food is very good for a college.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty basic. The thing that makes them stand out is the fact that they are very clean almost all of the time. The staff goes out of their way to make sure all of the facilities are in prime condition.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The school guarantees on-campus housing and attempts to keeps students from living off-campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are few options and it is tiring eating the same four items all year. Often in the Commons they serve undercooked meat and lack a hierarchy in which I can complain to.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorm with the largest rooms are Beau, but the residents there are often rowdy, make messes, and break things.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Essentially the party scene is loud music giving students an incentive to start their fates as alcoholics early.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If you don't have a car your only options are between two Chinese places and a few pizza shops.

4 College Freshman

Administration: There are very few issues. I have not yet had to deal with the administration as a law-abiding student.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is nearly guaranteed if you have decent grades as long as your parents don't make too much.

3 College Senior

Administration: The thing that sucks the most is the attendance policy. You can only miss two classes without an excuse and two with an excuse (basically only medical). If you're retaking a class you get really bored because you can't skip the things you remember. A lot of times when students get sick it takes up all the days they can miss.

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1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: students are not allowed to live off campus

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not really sure what is actually out there, to be honest.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's great, if you have a way to get there, and money to spend...we're broke, remember?

3 College Freshman

Administration: The policies are in place to keep us safe, and not too demanding. It's all about respect.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: overall good, but waiting for it can be annoying...

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: We party hard for a small school. There's something for everyone.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I normally only have time for G&Ts, and the options there aren't very healthy. Also, the food gets a repetitive. It's a treat to go off campus to get good food, and I wish that our meal plans would partner with local businesses so we could use that to pay for food elsewhere.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Overall good, but living in the freshman dorms with a randomly selected roommate isn't ideal. But it could be much worse.

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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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