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Nebraska Wesleyan University Reviews

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  • 06/18/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Theater, Music, and Science majors. Forensic Science included.

  • 05/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Theatre is SUPREMELY active and so is the music program. Lots of Bio majors as well!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit to really see how Wesleyan feels for YOU. (And try to visit more than once.)

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, but a Wesleyan education means something out in the real world.

    Am enjoying being here

    Good people, great friends, and awesome professors.

    Am learning a lot

    No matter what class it is, I'm surprised how much I take out of them.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who love the more homey, quiet, and smaller enviroment instead of huge campus's with lots of people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy, and always check out the school even if you don't think you will like it.

    Bang for the buck

    VERY expensive, but scholarships, grants, and loans help A LOT. and the school will work with you to help you afford it the best they can.

    Will enjoy being here

    BEAUTIFUL campus and the people are very friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are eager to teach and they have a lot of neat classes that you can take.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    small campus, so it's very easy to manage when it snows out. the maintenance crews do their job well.

    Greek Life

    many fraternities and sororities to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty of school clubs and activities all year around.

    Great for these types of students

    people that want to be in small classes and can talk to instructors personally for help.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    cool looking historic building.

    Bang for the buck

    i'm transferring to unl for cheaper tuition.

    What to do for fun

    plenty of on-campus activities and plenty of movie theatres around town. hang out with class mates. that's about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    keep a good gpa and get good sat/act scores, the tuition is very expensive.

    In three sentences

    small, comfortable, personal classes with instructors. small simple great looking campus. great on-campus facilities.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    So safe that safety isn't even an issue.

    Greek Life

    Is a great way to meet people and very reputable on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    SO much potential for involvement (and over involvement).

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, active, and involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing comes to mind, because everything seems so normal, that's how much it becomes a home away from home.

    Bang for the buck

    Meets all expectations.

    What to do for fun

    Lots to do, and many meaningful experiences.

    Food and Dining

    It has been steadily improving.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is adequate.

    Academic Rigor

    NWU is the first place I have felt academically challenged and I know this experience has taught me the skills I need to go far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are ready for the commitment, NWU really pulls students in and students who want to go to class and nothing else never go far.

    In three sentences

    Nebraska Wesleyan is overall a great school, and is truly the 'Harvard' of the Great Plains. The staff and faculty are not only knowledgeable, but kind and helpful as well, they truly care about students. Although the student body is not necessarily diverse or friendly you do get a great academic experience that will help any student achieve their dreams.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are lighted phone receptacles all over campus. In addition, all you have to do is call campus security and they will provide an escort for you any time day or night!

    Greek Life

    Frats and Sororities are available to join. I am a member of Willard - the nation's largest independent sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to name!!!! Each major and minor has a club or organization. If you can't find an intramural activity you're interested in, request it and it will be started.

    Great for these types of students

    Those that don't want a large campus where you get lost. Those that want an overwhelming number of opportunities to participate in. Anyone who wants to be known by name and not a number.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ghost of Old Main has been featured on many tv shows and news specials. Homecoming is HUGE and fun. As a freshman you walk into the campus as a group under the Arches and when you graduate, you walk back out under the Arches.

    Bang for the buck

    NWU will guarantee that you get a good education in your field of study.

    What to do for fun

    There is a constant stream of activities available. Intramurals of every type imaginable are there for your participation. Plus, NWU is located in the second largest city in Nebraska. So, if you can't find something to do on campus (which is rare) you can find something in Lincoln.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options available.

    Dorm Life

    The powers that be keep updating the dorms and adding new suites and townhouses. Dorm life is a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    You WILL know how to write a perfect paper when you leave here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the cost scare you. There are many ways that you can pay for your education at NWU

    In three sentences

    Nebraska Wesleyan is the perfect sized institute of higher learning. The faculty and staff at NWU are very knowledgeable and caring. I am receiving a great education at NWU.

  • 01/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 7 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Too much money will put students in debt. I do like that the campus is small and parking is not too far from the classes.

    What to do for fun

    work out and take fitness classes.

    Food and Dining

    Not yet experienced that.

    Dorm Life

    Not applicable. No college should require a person to live with a another random individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay organized, plan well and do well the first time. try not to repeat courses it's a waste of time and money.

    In three sentences

    School is overpriced. It requires students to buy health insurance even when they don't want to. Some classes require way too many books. Hope the school will honor the scholarships that they offer.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    8 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    very expensive.

    Food and Dining

    large buffet. not the greatest quality of food though.

    Dorm Life

    very small dorms for freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    smaller class sizes should make things a lot easier.

    In three sentences

    i love the campus. seems like a great school. very expensive.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 18

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    the university really tries to have a lot of activities for everyone to be involved. you just have to find the groups you like.

    Food and Dining

    the dining hall is very average at best. food choices are not always abundant.

    Dorm Life

    freshman dorms aren't the best but after that they improve greatly.

    Academic Rigor

    classes can be challenging but not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    make an effort to communicate with your professors and they will work with you.

    In three sentences

    very highly accredited university with a caring staff. professor are great at working with students. a very friendly environment.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I joined a fraternity and have nothing but good things to say about greek life on campus. No matter what fraternity or sorority it is, we all work together.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations to join. If there's not one for you, then you either did not look hard enough or you need to form one yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student!

    Bang for the buck

    NWU is on the pricier side, but they helped me get scholarships. And everything is well worth it. I feel like the teachers and staff know who I am and I don't feel like just another number.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do on and off campus. The campus may be small, but Lincoln has a lot to offer.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is awesome. They have a lot of options to pick from and I really enjoy the coffee bar with the grab-n-go snacks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome! I'm an only child so I was a little nervous going in. But we are all family now.

    Academic Rigor

    I signed up for a heavy load my first semester, but the teachers and assitants were there to help me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and visit!

    In three sentences

    NWU is a small campus. It's easy to navigate.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    11 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who think smaller is better because they have a very small class size. But this means more attention to the students.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive but they give you GREAT scholarships and financial aid.

    Food and Dining

    They have just the right options, especially for how small the school is.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is very friendly and the campus is beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    Wesleyan has acedemics are very outstanding and students get a great education. They teach you what you need to help you for your career.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is the safe place.

    Greek Life

    Is awesome

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities, from sport to charity.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any types of stydents

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have adults classes. That are cheaper and more convenient

    Bang for the buck

    Book store will mach the price of the books with online price. It is cool deal.

    What to do for fun

    Apply for fun groups and classes

    Food and Dining

    Food is good

    Dorm Life

    I herd it is good place

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging and fun

    Tips for prospective students

    Do home work on time. Plan everything even your fun. Take school serious.

    In three sentences

    It is the great school. Teachers are awesome. It is challenging and rewarding.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety at Wesleyan is incredible. There's a police station not even a block away from campus, so it's not very uncommon to see the police around. On weekends, police officers will usually walk through the residence halls. Campus security guards are also very adamant about the safety of students, as they check IDs if students are in the buildings, like Lucas Hall, after hours just to make sure that anyone present in the building is allowed to be there. Also, if there are any blips on the radar at the police station that may be a potential risk, Wesleyan will send out e-mails to all students to spread awareness and keep in touch with updates on whether or not if the campus will be on alert. Another wonderful service Wesleyan offers is providing all students with a number that they can call 24/7, whether they're just having car troubles or if they need a safe ride back to campus, Wesleyan will take care of their students to the best of its abilities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wesleyan has several clubs for any particular hobby or interest that students have or may want to be involved in from student politics to Pride Alliance to Mariokart. Often times, there are campus events put together by Wesleyan, Greek houses, clubs, and sometimes even students. There's always something to do on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    In the Cochrane-Woods Library, Wesleyan has it's own little diamond in the rough. The Cooper Center. If you have a huge essay coming up and you want tips about how to write a thesis, cite your sources, write in a style that you're not familiar with, or maybe just want some feedback, you can set up an appointment and get some fantastic input that will help you along the way to write a dynamite paper.

    What to do for fun

    There�s always something to do on campus, whether you want to stay indoors or go outside to play. In the centennial residence hall, for example, there�s a pool table and occasional tournaments, movie nights, makeover parties, there�s a group of students that does Zumba on occasion, Killer Bunnies, Cards Against Humanity, and Sardines. Of course, activities may vary from hall to hall, but it�s not uncommon to see students from other halls mingling in Centennial. Outside, there is a tennis court, a sand volleyball court, a basketball court, and baskets for Frisbee Golf are scattered around campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    Once again, as a commuter, I donâ��t partake in the dining experience on campus, but Iâ��m well informed on the dining situation on campus. Here at Wesleyan, students are offered 25 meals each week, and often times, students arenâ��t able to eat that often if they tried. There is a main cafeteria, affectionately known as â��the rotâ��, which has a very wide selection of meals three times a day. If youâ��re looking for a quick bite, thereâ��s the â��Grab-n-Goâ��, which provides fresh fruit, sandwiches, chips, and muffins for students on the go. But wait, thereâ��s more! If neither of the aforementioned options are open, Wesleyan also has a small caf�© below the rot and around the corner from â��Grab-n-Goâ��, which offers a daily hot meal, sandwiches, a plethora of beverage options, and sometimes candy. The caf�© also has a nice lobby with comfortable furniture for study groups, tables, and on occasion, performances by poets, musicians, and the like.

    Dorm Life

    As a commuter, I personally do not live in the dorms, but whenever I�m not in class, I spend a lot of my time in the residence halls. The students are very friendly and have actually kind of adopted me as an honorary resident, as most of them forget that I actually do go home at the end of the day. The dorm rooms are a little small in some residence halls, but they don�t give off a claustrophobic feeling. In some halls, the dorms are separated into pods, where students hang out or study, while others have just one large lobby on the lower level.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, but professors often times use an approach that students can actually take valuable lessons from and apply them to the community around them. Yes, the studying and workload are sometimes overwhelming, but all of that work really pays off. You leave class feeling like you�ve actually learned something valuable, and that�s one of the best feelings in the world. Of course, the professors will expect a lot from students, but only because they see potential in everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice I could give is that students should really take advantage of opportunities to talk to your professor after class. Not only will your professors appreciate that you seem to have a strong interest in the subject matter, but they�ll also get to know you on a more personal level, which you can use to your advantage when you need letters of recommendation.

    In three sentences

    I love Wesleyan, because the first time I walked around their small campus, I could feel a strong sense of community, which really made me feel like I belong. The classes are smaller, so you get more of a one-on-one kind of attention from your professors because you�re not just a number to them. The classes are challenging, but the professors don�t expect a lot from students just to be harsh, they expect so much because they really believe that their students have great potential.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus feels safe, but it is in a neighborhood you would probably want to be aware of walking at night alone. Since there is so much on campus housing though it doesn't feel uncomfortable.

    Greek Life

    There are several Greek houses on campus. All very involved in the community and the college itself. Greeks are pretty low key here; little of that superiority you sense on some campuses. Everyone should try Rush, the experience is fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are LOTS of things to participate in and most just require a willingness to be involved.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to be a part of something that has traditions and a sense of community. Students who want a good education as well as a social life.

    Bang for the buck

    OK... its expensive. But they have adopted a guaranteed graduation in 4 years policy. So if you consider how many people end up going longer than that it works out. Also, as I mentioned there are lots of scholarship opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on around campus. Many athletic events to participate in as well as other groups to be a part of. Like many places you get out of college here what you put into it. If you try you will find lots to do - but you have to try new things to get the full effect of the opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    Its...OK.

    Dorm Life

    Once you get past your freshman year you are able to live in Suites and Apartments on campus. This is such a convenient way to live many people stay on campus their senior year as well. There are many activities for each of the campus living areas. Generally friendly and welcoming to all.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a wide variety of teaching styles on campus and a wide variety of challenging classes. I have experienced a range of difficulty in classes, from just attend...to study a LOT; but that is what college is about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the private school price scare you away from NWU. There are many scholarship opportunities for you to check out.

    In three sentences

    NWU is a wonderful place to challenge you to grow and learn in and out of the classroom. The small campus gives you many opportunities to meet your instructors and see friendly faces. If you want a college that will become more than a place to attend class, consider NWU.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Outstanding greek community.

    What to do for fun

    The Weary center has countless activities, including basketball, swimming pool, disc golfing, sand volleyball, racquet ball courts and indoor fitness facilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to learn, and work hard to earn the grades.

    In three sentences

    Nebraska Wesleyan is a outstanding University. It's academic standards are incomparable. It is also very expensive.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    16 of 18

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Great School!!! Can't wait to get there!!!!

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Expensive school but the educational enviroment is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Raising Canes, plays, concerts, games, intramurral sports, clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awful. Everyone jokes about it. I do think they are getting a new provider next year.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun. Answer the dorm questionnaire accurately and hope that your roommate does too.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is very high. Be prepared to study. Teachers challenge everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Send in your deposit early so you can have first choice on the dorm you want.

    In three sentences

    Nebraska Wesleyan University is the best school. We have awesome teachers who are here to help you. Class sizes are small and allow teachers to know everyone.

  • 03/09/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 18 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Northeast Lincoln is ghetto

    Greek Life

    All douchebags

    Clubs and Activities

    Shitty sports with no money

    Great for these types of students

    Jesus freaks

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You are required to go to optional bible studies and prayers even if you are not Christian. And if you are not Christian people will try to convert you or constantly try to force you to go to church

    Bang for the buck

    Unnecessarily expensive

    What to do for fun

    Basically drink in the dorms with the few people who aren't sober for Jesus until you're 21

    Tips for prospective students

    If you aren't a hardcore Christian, like talk about god in every sentence, don't come. All Jesus freaks who judge everyone who isn't. It makes things difficult

    In three sentences

    Average school. Overrated. Unnecessarily difficult classes