COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
Unfortunately, in-person tours and information sessions have been cancelled until further notice due to the pandemic. However, we offer many different virtual options to interact with Admission Deans and current students, including live information sessions and tours, one-on-one conversations with Wesleyan seniors, and drop-in hours with Deans via Zoom. We look forward to working with you! Learn More
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
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
- 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.59 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses
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.
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.66 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
Wesleyan University Reviews
Wesleyan is like a giant sandbox where passionate people get to test drive all their crazy ideas. We plant gardens, run food co-ops, volunteer at prisons and schools, build art installations on campus, write plays, print sex-themed magazines, lead protests....it is a great place to discover how your personal interests intersect with participating in and supporting local communities. If you have a cool concept, there are the resources and people who will encourage you to make it a reality.
The academics are stellar because of the professors. Besides being knowledgable, they are incredibly accessible: you can always stop by their office to ask for help on a problem set, discuss a topic, or just chat about life. They are there to help you learn and succeed.
If you are an open-minded, curious person looking for an intimate, quirky, intellectual college, I encourage you to come to Wes :)