Wesleyan University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.58 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.76 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
Wesleyan University Reviews
I can quite honestly say that coming to Wesleyan is the best decision I've made in my life, as of yet. Wesleyan's vibrant and eccentric culture, its rigorous academics, and the multitude of opportunities it offers to its students makes Wesleyan a great university to attend. Its small campus size (and generally small class size, depending on the level of the course) makes for a good environment in which to create lasting bonds with peers and professors alike. Wesleyan offers need-based financial aid, and will do what it can to prevent you from taking on a loan to attend. I personally feel that it is a very nurturing campus, because of its emphasis on inclusiveness through its financial aid practices, psychological services such as CAPS, and campus-wide dedication to teaching each other about diversity and how to fix social ills we may have found ourselves unknowingly assimilated into.
Wes really emphasizes connecting their new graduates with alumni for opportunities, and in general they do a great job! There are multiple online portals that help you search for WesAlums in your field, and you can receive exclusive job offers that WesAlums post looking for Wes undergrads/grads. Also, once I got into my major I receive almost a superfluous amount of internship/job opportunities forwarded to me from people who contact our department looking for our undergrads. Opportunities abound! Nobody ever really GOES to the Career Center, and from my experience they're great at proofreading your resume but unhelpful in any kind of career soul-searching. Job recruiters are almost exclusively consulting firms and/or education, but most people don't get jobs through the recruiters.
Academics vary by department, but generally I find myself in small enough classes where I get enough attention. Many are seminar based with lots of reading, which put a great emphasis on conversation. You can study ANY subject under the sun, and picking classes from all the exciting options is really hard! Professors are honestly hit or miss. Some (a slight majority?) are the most brilliant, passionate, helpful educators I've ever had, and are great resources for whatever we are studying. But I've had some professors that are incredibly disorganized and terrible at imparting knowledge onto others. Definitely weigh in upperclassmen opinions of faculty when picking classes (RateMyProfessor is v outdated).