- 4 Year
- MIDDLETOWN, CT
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- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A+
- Campusgrade A minus
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade A minus
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade B minus
- Dormsgrade A minus
- Campus Foodgrade A+
- Student Lifegrade A
- Safetygrade B minus
At Wesleyan, your major doesn't limit you. It liberates you. In our open curriculum, students get the flexibility to explore their many academic interests and passions, take chances, and embrace failure as a necessary part of success. Bringing a creative approach to every endeavor becomes second nature. And bridging disciplines and forging partnerships is a constant theme, as students learn to take initiative, question the status quo, and flourish in an academic culture that prizes collaboration over competition.
With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.
The students who thrive at Wesleyan have—or aspire to—a unique fearlessness. They have the courage and audacity to want to shape the world in which we live.
Wesleyan University Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Economics100 Graduates
- Political Science and Government100 Graduates
- Psychology94 Graduates
- English81 Graduates
- European and Russian Studies67 Graduates
- Physiological Psychology67 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities59 Graduates
- Film and Video Studies42 Graduates
- History37 Graduates
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology36 Graduates
College of Film and the Moving Image
Founded on Wesleyan’s liberal-arts tradition, CFILM fosters the study AND practice of visual storytelling. Students and faculty approach the moving image in a collaborative manner that combines historical, formal, and cultural analysis with filmmaking at beginning and advanced levels.
- Mix of Online and on Campus87%
- On Campus3%
- Passionate and creative49%
- Boring and narcissistic, go Wes!13%
- Curious and weird (in a good way)10%
- Friendly and smart8%
- Unique, passionate, and intellectual49%
- Politically active18%
- Weird and diverse15%
- Hippy Druggy13%
- Home away from home3%
Wesleyan University Reviews
Social scene is extremely cliquey, people stick with their freshman year group and scene very divided amongst athletes/others. Wesleyan is advertised as a progressive artsy utopia and while some students are like that, a lot of rich kids from the east coast and jocks dominate the social scene. That being said, there are also a lot of really interesting, passionate, unique individuals.
Clubs are generally very weak, beside the arts, athletics, and theatre. Really hard to find a community because the clubs are so inconsistent.
Overall, I got a good quality education but was disappointed by the social scene. Based off the advertisement I seemed like a perfect fit, but the school was largely not what was advertised. Im generally extroverted and felt very lonely.