- 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
Wesleyan is where disciplines converge and coalesce, where passions are infused with purpose, and where explorers and achievers come from around the world to become their best—and most authentic—selves in a vibrant, inclusive community. Our open curriculum does not rely on a required set of courses to graduate; students create their own unique combination of disciplines, fields, and interests to chart an academic path to a life that inspires them. In our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, you find professors, advisors, and mentors eager to guide and collaborate in preparation for a life of meaningful work. In 45 majors, 32 minors, and a commitment to creative programming and interdisciplinary learning, you find freedom to immerse yourself in what you love and expand your horizons by experimenting in new interests and getting better at them. Our graduates lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including social advocacy, government, business, the arts, and science.
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!12%
- Curious and weird (in a good way)10%
- Friendly and smart7%
- Unique, passionate, and intellectual51%
- Politically active17%
- Weird and diverse15%
- Hippy Druggy12%
- Home away from home2%
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.