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Reviews 727 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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1 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: We can't use it mostly, we've already payed an arm and a leg for the meal plan and other food options are either far away or terrible/overpriced. Food carts are OK, but they're only around on certain nights and they're overpriced. No one wants to spend real money here.

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1 College Senior

Administration: Funny how they can be getting higher and higher salaries, raising tuition, and still taking funding away from everything which once made this school great. Life at Wesleyan feels like a constant battle between the administration and the students.

1 College Senior

Campus Food: At Wesleyan you have to buy their meal plan to enroll. It's expensive, way too expensive. You will run out of food three weeks before the end of the semester and if you don't have a car you'll probably end up having to pay for more overpriced food. The school grocery store has limited options in the way of healthy affordable food, but if you need a 20$ chocolate bar, they got you covered. Most students I know end up sneaking into the dining hall by the end of the semester because they've run out of 'points'. The dining hall is poorly stocked, they run out of most foods by the end of the year. The vegan section is great when it's great, they have an amazing chef, but he isn't there all the time. All in all, it's like going to school in a factory town.

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1 College Senior

Overall Experience: Wesleyan maintains the minimum number of hours necessary to maintain their status as an accredited university. Many good professors, but they baby you and you end up learning most of what you actually need to know on your own.

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1 College Senior

Overall Experience: DO NOT GO TO WESLEYAN. It's my biggest regret in life so far, I couldn't have possibly had a worse experience with college and many people here feel the same.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Great health center. Excellent staff takes care of problems quickly and carefully.

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1 College Senior

Greek Life: Ugh, they're the worst. 80% of the school wants them gone, but they're the richest students on campus so they shot-gun PBRs and yell about boobs on Wednesday nights, and vomit on the library steps and rape people and get C's in their Government classes.

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1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I struggled every semester to try to live off campus, the university rarely ever allows it. There are great, affordable options in the area, but the university wants you to lease their overpriced cement boxes. When I finally got it, my living costs reduced to about a quarter of what they were while I lived on campus and my quality of life shot up immeasurably. However, don't consider this an option; they almost never allow students to live off campus.

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1 College Senior

Campus Housing: The Office of Residential life will screw you for every penny. They act like it's downtown Manhattan real estate when they cram you like sardines into dysfunctional facilities. Even when the school gives you houses, most of them have broken down heating and plumbing. The University rushes you to pack your life into boxes immediately after finals, giving you no time to say goodbyes or rest. They will slap you with egregious fines for staying late, for having dust on the floor, for having minor aesthetic flaws (a pen mark, a frayed screen) that were present before you moved in.

Somehow Wesleyan is simultaneously the worst place I've ever lived and the most expensive. Oh, and they forbid you to live off campus. It's in the fine print when you enroll in the college. They monopolize your life here to exploit your wallet.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The best party scene on campus has always been the fraternities, with maybe Fountain street providing a bit of competition. However, Wesleyan's liberal attitude coupled with recent, ugly events at fraternities on campus has led to many non-Greeks demanding that fraternities either became co-educational or be expelled from campus. The university and Greek Life are at a standstill right now, with only one fraternity agreeing to go Co-ed. There are many other co-educational societies on campus like Eclectic and Alpha Delt. Three fraternities on campus have quite great chapter houses, although one has been suspended already from campus as a result of the co-educational rule. Fraternities are till quite popular however.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are better options off-campus than on-campus, but town is 15 minute walk away. Many restaurants deliver.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: The chillest part about Wesleyan is the feeling that you do not have the administration controlling your everyday life. I hardly see any professors outside of classes and the campus feels like it is run by students. However, over recent years, public safety has become a bit more nosy and has been poking around here and there, but you're usually safe in your dorms if you don't make too much noise. Due to recent events, the administration has been cracking down quite heavily on drug use, partying and underage drinking, but it is hard to control the liberal spirit of this university.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid, therefore a rating wouldn't be applicable.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene at Wesleyan has really suffered over the past few years as a result of an increase in security and a crackdown on partying, namely the fraternities. There were three fraternities on campus that used to throw down hard, but ugly events have turned that party grape sour (one is banned from campus, another on probation. They have to now go Co-Ed). That being said, Wesleyan students still turn up at senior houses, program houses and junior houses because there are so many of these units in close proximity to each other. As a result, whole streets can fill up with hundreds of college kids just looking to have a good time and those nights are the best.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Like most American universities, campus food is average. There is the one dining area (Summerfields) which is by far the worst. The main cafeteria is good 50-70% of the time. Wes Wings and Star and Crescent are the best dining options available but they of course cost the most. On the weekends, the food trucks reign supreme.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are plenty of singles available for incoming freshmen and also sophomore classes. Some dorms have balconies and others allow you six people to a number of rooms in a corner area (called a co-op). The housing is better during junior year when you get either your own apartment or house along with other juniors/seniors. Senior housing is the best as you're almost guaranteed a quality house or apartment.

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: not many people do it. mostly everyone just lives on campus like 2 percent live of campus

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: there are so many options and its not overly priced like some schools so thats good

4 College Student

Administration: they want to make sure we have a really go time

3 College Student

Scholarships: i wish i got a little more money but its probably a fair amount

4 College Student

Party Scene: its run everyone is just trying to have a really good time honestly

4 College Student

Campus Food: its really great honestly a lot better than many other colleges

4 College Student

Campus Housing: My dorm has a bunch of great people that i see during the day and i say hi to. its never too loud and most people are respectful.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Gov not much to say, its fairly easy, dont do sciences they are useless and the facilities are awful

1 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Could not get an internship this year, not many alums help

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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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