- 4 Year
- MIDDLETOWN, CT
- grade A+Overall Grade
- 4 Year
- MIDDLETOWN, CT
- Rating 3.77 out of 5 732 reviews
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- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A
- Diversitygrade A+
- Campusgrade B+
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade B+
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade C+
- Dormsgrade B
- Campus Foodgrade A+
- Student Lifegrade A minus
- 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 Campus1%
- On Campus97%
- Passionate and creative48%
- Boring and narcissistic, go Wes!14%
- Curious and weird (in a good way)10%
- Friendly and smart7%
- Unique, passionate, and intellectual51%
- Politically active17%
- Weird and diverse15%
- Hippy Druggy12%
Wesleyan University Reviews
If you want a fast-paced, intimate environment then this is the school for you. It has fantastic programs both in the humanities and STEM which is surprising for a small liberal arts school. The professors do not hand out A's, but it is possible to do well in classes with effort. Another surprising aspect of the school is that student life is so varied. There are hundreds of clubs and no need to go to parties but there are opportunities for every type of social interaction completely free of judgement.
The only lacking aspect of the school is awareness of FGLI students. While the financial aid awards are generous, there is a general lack of awareness in student culture. Take every opportunity offered.
I had one excellent professor, all my other ones were just "eh".
The school has this horrible, horrible disciplinary point system that they don't talk about until you get in. Students live in fear of getting the dreaded point and getting kicked out of school. You get points for drinking, being too loud, having parties, so basically just normal college stuff. Wesleyan really figured out a good way to make the students scared. Someone I knew literally jumped off a second story balcony with a cast on to avoid getting in trouble for having a party in his sophomore room dorm. That's unacceptable.
But the food is pretty good (although you only get 2 meals a day unless you want to pay more). Yes, Wesleyan will nickel and dime you for EVERYTHING.
If you go to Wesleyan you'll probably be ok. But you might just be overall happier somewhere else.