The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

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    Residence Life activities
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    Beauty of campus
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    Close relationships between students and professors, availability of professors
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    Great organizations that keep people involved and help them enjoy their time at school.
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    Small class sizes
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    Campus environment and diversity
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    Friendliness of students

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
81% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Easy Financial Aid Process
59% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
76% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
72% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
81% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Easy to Get By on a Student's Budget
58% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was better than average.
Safe Campus
85% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
53% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
56% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Learn from the Best
96% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 87% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-58% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

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    The Murphey Art Building needs major renovations.
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    The Business Office and Registrar's Office are slow to process paperwork.
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    Conservative mentality of the administration
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    Limited amount of man hours
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    There are a lot of cockroaches in the summer.
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    Lack of school-sponsored transportation on weekdays
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    Wesleyan relies on private funding, allowing the donors to be selective about which divisions receive money.
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    There is no foreign language lab.
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    The bulk of funds goes to the science and math divisions, even though it is a "liberal arts" institution.
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Facts & Statistics

Life is NOT a Party
65% of students surveyed said it's almost impossible to find a good party.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $12,000.
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