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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I was never interested in it.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are usually a number of break-ins during the school year, typically perpetrated by non-Wesleyan students. There were also a few muggings on campus. Public Safety is pretty on top of their job, and I've had good experiences with them. I lived kind of far from the center of campus, and I often did not feel safe walking alone at night.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The housing process can be really hit or miss depending on your lottery number. The housing options are overall pretty good, and if you really don't like your dorm/roommate, you can usually move elsewhere. The Residential Life office is only okay - some of the staff are quite unpleasant to deal with, but the RAs are all great and really nice.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: I'm not really into Greek life. Most people don't care one way or another.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Not a huge part of general student life, but fun

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Wesleyan. Courses are challenging but rewarding, the people are incredible, and the school environment has helped me become the best version of myself.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Wesleyan has a huge alumni network in many fields, and I feel very confident that I will be employed or in grad school post-college.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've seen better and I've seen worse. Senior year and Junior year housing is great because Jr year you get an apartment and senior year you get a house, ALL of them being on campus.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Currently, Wes doesn't have any frats or sororities with houses. We currently only have 4 frats: DKE, AEPi, Psi U, and Chi Psi, but only the first three really have any sort of presence. Psi U is coming back to Wes in the fall, which should change things, but currently none of the frats have any relevance to anyone else other than the members. We have one sorority, Rho Ep, but it isn't nationally recognized and is more in place so girls who would normally have a hard time finding a girl group can have a solid friend group of girls.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: When people go to sports, it is usually just to support friends, not because people are genuinely interested in how the team does, with the exception probably of football and sometimes basketball. For D3 athletics this is pretty normal-- very important games will have high attendance with most others just getting a few stragglers. Usually Friday night games can get a good crowd.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Wes. There is a hugely diverse student population, with people from all over with varying interests. It is very easy to find your niche at this school.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Loving the school. Professors are great. Variety of classes is amazing! Classmates are friendly. Great environment.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I give it an average rating because it's not horrible, but some buildings could use a little more modernization of sorts. But overall, my dorm life was good. Room seemed small at first, but then I found it to be comfy

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Having only one year of experience so far, I'd say that my experience has been great! Everyone is so outgoing and friendly, which was weird for a shy little one like me at first. But then, you learn to just let yourself go and to be outgoing and break out of your little bubble. The professors have been great and clearly want to help their students, offering multiple office hours, study sessions and looking out for students that seem to be having a bit more of a struggle than others.

The food was great at first, but then you realize the menu is about the same every week/month so that gets boring. But that's only at Usdan and Summies. There are other excellent food establishments on campus though, just that freshies are limited to certain meal plans that only encourage us to go to those two above named places.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: People criticize the school a lot but overall I've grown so much as a person here and I am so grateful for my experience.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: it's all gone, give up on hope of ever being apart of greek life..................

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's pretty good. The bars are cool and the town offers some pretty cool options.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I love it. I like that we don't need frats to be a central part of the party culture here. They are visible, but they are on par with house parties, program house parties, bar night, etc. And a senior house party will NEVER turn freshman away!

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: This school is SO diverse. I can't get over how diverse it is. Everyone is so different and that's what makes Wes amazing.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: It's a top university with amazing teachers and an open curriculum. I've met some of the smartest kids in the nation at this school. My high school was filled with students who ended up at Ivies, but a majority of the students here are much more interested in what they are doing and much more intelligent in what they are interested in.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: No one's going to push you to do drugs or drink if you don't want to.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class sizes are small, professors are accessible, students are collaborative, and there is an abundance of courses. I've not taken a course here that I haven't enjoyed here.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Wesleyan is a VERY well-known school, but some departments do better with career placement than others. Econ and Film are very good programs, but I can't imagine an Art History major has as easy a time getting a job. The career center is great, however, and they even have an ironing board if you need your clothes to look nice for an on-campus interview!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Pretty much everything is safe. The frat parties sometimes created issues, but not anymore

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I was one of the few freshman living in a triple this past year and was so happy with my living situation. I wasn't in one of the "nicer" dorms, but made so many great friends in my dorm and had a great room with air conditioning and lots of space.

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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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