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  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school, it will pay off in the long run. It may get you the extra money for college or prepare you for the professors.

    Bang for the buck

    Since it is a private college, it is more expensive than public or state schools. However, all the teachers are excellent and are willing to help all students.

    Am enjoying being here

    We have activities every week. It's amazing!

    Am learning a lot

    I am a current freshman at TWC. I feel like my academics have soared so much higher since high school. I feel everyday in class is not a waste.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    it's a small campus, in a small part of the town of athens. not much goes wrong that i've seen or heard of. although, you do need to be prepared for anything just in case. of course, weapons, violence, and drugs are not allowed on campus. there is zero tolerance for it. there are about 3 security officers that walk the campus and keep an eye on things. they are always there if needed. plus, since the cafiteria is open to the public, the local police and firemen like to come and eat lunch and dinner on campus.

    Greek Life

    there are two sorority houses and one fraternity house on campus. i'm not in either so i don't know much about them.

    Clubs and Activities

    twc offers a wide variety of clubs. from the martial arts club to the criminal justice society. there is literally something for everyone at this college. most of the clubs are free minus the cost of t-shirts, and there are tons of free trips you get to go on in these clubs. there are many sports at twc, although football isn't one of them, we have tennis, soccer, baseball, softball, cheerleading, and many more. plus the entertainment groups like chorus, band, or theatre.

    Great for these types of students

    this is a great place for students who want a quiet, small campus. there's alot of beauty and peacefulness to the enviroment and not alot of chaos like you would find at a bigger campus. it's a christian college and offers alot of opportunities to help the local churches, shelters, and nursing homes. so it you love community service opportunities, this is the place for you. all the classes are more hands-on. the professors really want to make sure you can work well with your peers, and they try there best to make things easy to follow and fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a memorial on campus of an native american princess and her caucasian lover located on campus. they were supposebly buried where the statues now stand and the legend is a big tale around here. there is also alot of history in some of the buildings and supposibly a few ghost stories about them.

    Bang for the buck

    tennessee wesleyan is a pretty expensive school but i believe it's worth every cent. it's a small campus but you have all the free tutoring, free clubs(minus t-shirt prices), free convocational, and you get a free membership to the ymca located down the road from twc as long as you are a student. and for the easily stressed students, the family counceling center a couple of blocks off campus offers 3 free sessions per semester, so if you don't feel you can talk to the professors, you can go there and get everything off your chest. twc offers alot of freebies and the price of tuition is considerably reasonable when you look at everything this college has to offer.

    What to do for fun

    as mentioned before, the student academic center has pool tables for fun. the school host concerts, presentations, and occasional arts and crafts opportunities. these are known as convocational and atleast 5 are required every semester to graduate. plus, the campus has a lot of clubs and organizations to join. there are bake sells, homecoming, the mayfield festival, and many other events the school hosts for the fun of the students and the rest of the community.

    Food and Dining

    tennessee wesleyan has two dining places on their campus. the cafeteria, which is open to the public, has an all you can eat food bar. the prices to get in are reasonable considering once you get in you can eat all you want. there is a special deal for commuters with financial aid, if you sign up for the lunch plan, the cafeteria staff put so much of your scholarship money on your student id card so you can just swipe it and not have to pay unless you run out. then there is the grille in the student academic center (sac). it has burgers, fries, smoothies, sodas, and many other items, like a little fast food restraunt. it has open space for studying and club meetings, and pool tables and tv's for if you just wanna relax and eat. every student gets $50 dollars on their id card to use at the grille every semester. then there is the many snack and drink machines on campus, and the snacks that are offered in the school bookstore. tennessee wesleyan will not let you go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    i don't live on campus, but from what i've heard the dorm conditions are pretty nice. the only problems are in the girls dorm rooms there isn't good internet reception. the sorority house supposibly has very unclean bathrooms and the boys dorm room is supposibly haunted.

    Academic Rigor

    tennessee wesleyan really care's about the students. they offer free tutoring and the professors always make time to help their students if they are struggling. they also care about the mental and emotional state of their students and will offer help and lend an ear to anyone who needs it, so you can get your stress in the open and be able to concentrate on your work. the professors are very knowledgable and are all about hands-on teaching, which makes it alot easier to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    look into scholarships, twc is a very expensive school. make sure if you plan to attend twc, that you will be able to be there on time and go to tutoring when needed. your gpa means everything.

    In three sentences

    tennessee wesleyan is a great college and worth the money. the professors take time to help each individual student and they don't just treat their students like a number. they really try to get you envolved in the community to help better your service leader skills and prepare you for your future.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has a huge presence and their number can be found on ever wall in every building. Security officers are on duty 24/7 and the Athens Police department is no more than 1/4 mile up the road.

    Greek Life

    Greek life isn't huge but we do have 2 sororities and one fraternity. Most sports teams function as our Greek families.

    Clubs and Activities

    From theatre to karate club we have it all. Math clubs, business, education, criminal justice, all kinds of academic clubs, sports clubs, intramural teams and mens/womens teams. There is a little something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is by far not a party school. There is a party on occassion but nothing too wild and crazy. Students here aren't 100% academic though. This school is dead center, students know how to let loose and be crazy while at the same time balancing a good gpa and relationship with professors. Students should want professors to take interest in them as it will inevitably happen. This is a great school for those who wish to seek a graduate degree, or for those who wish to graduate early as most graduate in 3 years with a bachelors. This is a school for students who want a college experience without the hardcore crazy peers or the dead serious peers.

    Bang for the buck

    90% of all students receive financial aid. At $500 per normal semester hour and $210 per summer semester hour, this school is already affordable. Most aid covers %50 or more of tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Our student government and student activities board is simply amazing. Teacher verses student activities each week, eating contests, movie nights and so much more are just some of the on campus activities. Of course there are movie theatres, restaurants and other attractions around town, not to mention you are within driving distance to 2 water/amusement parks and a multitude of malls.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh coffee in the library at all times, an on campus grill and juice bar and a full functioning mess hall. The cafeteria caters professionally and the food is great, breakfast is made to order fresh every day with local produce including homemade waffles ommlets and french toast. Lunches are also great with sandwiches, soups and a meat each day as well as pizza, fries, and other stations open daily, dinner is full with appitizers, entrees and dessert, best of all, these meals are completely affordable and open to the public.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but the dorms are very nice. I've stayed in them with friends and the apartments are well kept up (Nocatula) Keith and Fowler are the Womens and Mens dorms respectively and they are simple and basic dorms. Wesley Commons are more upscale dorms and are for men and women, they are very nice and cozy.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the ACRs (All College Requirements) are very easy and can be used as fluff classes while taking some of the harder core classes. If you enjoy the subject you are studying you will love the classes here. Although they are difficult, the professors are so passionate it really makes learning the material easier because it is fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to take as many classes as you can your first year, it knocks out some really easy classes such as computers and acting both are pre-reqs and easy to handle with little-no homework. This will help when later on you only want to take 4 classes because they get harder. It keeps you on track to graduate in 3-4 years.

    In three sentences

    This school has an amazing student/professor ratio. The small classes allow for intimate interaction and allow each class to be taught in a way that is best for the particular group. Most professors are easily accessible and are willing to help you in anyway possible, jobs, grad school or even just making it through the semester.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security patrol at night... you're good!

    Greek Life

    The comment above goes for this section too.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek clubs are prominent.

    Great for these types of students

    A class you don't have to put much effort into: Jogging. We walk.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing too far out, but you have to do this freshman break the ice event... it really helps for social reasons.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are small, giving you more one-on-one time with the professor.

    What to do for fun

    You have about a 20 minute drive to do anything fun to be honest.

    Food and Dining

    Like I said before, the food is delicious!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is comical most of the times.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is advanced and totally attainable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take Calculus with Dr. Sharon Brown!

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Wesleyan is actually a wonderful college due to the apparent enthusiasm from the staff. The campus is small, quaint, and comfortable. And the food is delicious.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good and for a reasonable price. You can eat as much as you want as many times a day as you wish. Everything including the workers is clean and sterile. You will love the cafeteria if you have a sweet tooth. There is also salad bar for those who do not eat meat.

    Dorm Life

    Noisy, loud, a little bit immature as those freshmen and 2nd years finally taste a bit of freedom. Anyone would get angry once or twice. One the other hand, the RAs are always helpful and understanding. They basically become friends with anyone who wants to be friends with them.

    Academic Rigor

    Even the smartest students are challenged by the course they are taking. TWC is one of the best stepping stones for the ones who plan to go beyond the Bachelor's degree. You will find many friends and may even be brought together with some alumni that could help you in your pursuit of profession.

    Tips for prospective students

    You can be accepted even if you do not have the highest grades in your class, or if you are considering transferring. So do not worry. You will not have any difficulties as to adjusting to living on campus either, except for the individuals who like to take their education lightly, and, on top of that have a drinking/drug problem. Such attitude is intolerable at this Institution of Higher Education and you will fail.

    In three sentences

    You should enroll if you have the means of paying for your studies completely because the school is a wise investment. If you don't have the money, then you will consider transferring, without doubt. TWC is not very keen on giving scholarships and they are generally not significant. On the other hand, if you play sports and you're good at what you do, then you're in good hands.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    year round scooter patrol

    Bang for the buck

    small classes allow the more difficult classes to become intimate with classmates and professor. if you try, you will not fail

    What to do for fun

    student activity center: pool, ping-pong, decent people

    Food and Dining

    i drink only coffee

    Dorm Life

    i am not living in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    tennessee welseyan has a very open a accepting student body

    Tips for prospective students

    follow your heart

    In three sentences

    Small classes, dedicated professors and an easily tolerable environment

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    officers are everywhere

    Greek Life

    again not a member

    Clubs and Activities

    tons of clubs but I'm not a member.....to busy.

    Great for these types of students

    Serious students only. It is not a party school. It is extremely diversified.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Volunteering is a requirement and they will hold your paperwork on everything if you do not do it.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is very expensive but you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of on-campus activities. However, if you want to leave there are so many activities in Athens. The interstate is just a few miles away so go wher you want.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is difficult but not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your paperwork early. Always go a day early and find your classes. Find common ground with the professors, they can help you.

    In three sentences

    TWC is a challenging institution. I seriously enjoy all of my work there. I am also glad to see the college progress into the paperless phase.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 13

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    go to the student activities center for fun. It has pool tables and tvs.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    very difficult

    Tips for prospective students

    Try for many scholarships

    In three sentences

    The school has very good teachers. The classes are enjoyable but challenging. I have a lot of fun at school.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive to go to school here

    What to do for fun

    I am going to be a sophomore but i attend most of the athletic events and different things on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Study as much as you can and be very active in different things on campus

    In three sentences

    TWC has a grest campus, student life, and classes. The teachers here really care about you and want you to do well. I would recommend anyone to come to school here.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Security does a fine job of making sure students feel safe. They will escort you anywhere you need to go at any time of the day. They also have some great ghost stories to tell.

    Greek Life

    There are two sororities and one fraternity offered here at Tennessee Wesleyan College. They are very big on community service and getting their members involved around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    The types of students that will enjoy TWC are the ones who like a comfortable, friendly environment. They will enjoy intellectual stimulation and have no trouble going to class on a daily basis. It is for the students who look forward to their teachers knowing their names and encouraging them to come visit them in their offices whenever they want just to talk.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During Homecoming week, the school offers many different activities. However, the best one by far is Lip Sync. It is a concert involving most of the student organizations/clubs on campus. Everyone prepares a 5 minute mash-up of different songs with a common theme and then they perform it on stage in front of the student body and alumni. These performances are generally hilarious. I've seen boys put on dresses and Jesus even made a grand appearance at last year's Lip Sync.

    What to do for fun

    Although Athens is a small town, the school does a good job of offering different events and activities for the students. There are concerts, games, and off-campus trips taken. Everything is usually either free or offered at a discounted price. Athens, TN is also an hour from Chattanooga, an hour and a half from Knoxville, and half an hour away from Cleveland. There are plenty of things to do in these cities. Athens also offers a variety of local attractions. There are always things happening right around town.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is generally pretty good. It definitely isn't a five-star dining experience, but it is satisfactory. The cafeteria tries to maintain variety in their everyday menu. There is also a local fast food restaurant on campus called J. Wesley's. Every semester, each student with a meal plan gets $50 put on their ID card. This money can go to purchasing meals, smoothies, or various other things from J. Wesley's. The food there is really good. It is comparable to Hardee's or Burger King. Students work at J. Wesley's and in the cafeteria, which makes eating at these places seem more familiar.

    Dorm Life

    Tennessee Wesleyan does a good job of trying to maintain good dorm life. There are activities and events offered by each dorm every month. The Resident Advisors try very hard to get everyone involved. Though a couple of the dormitories on campus are older, the school's janitorial staff does a good job of trying to maintain them. Room checks ensure that the students are also trying to respect the school's property.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here can be quite challenging. Teachers expect you to do your work and do it on time. History classes are some of the most difficult classes offered on campus. If you are up for an intellectually stimulating school, then Tennessee Wesleyan just might be the place for you. Some classes are easier than others, though, and the teachers are always willing to help students if ever they are having difficulties.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying for school, you should talk to admissions. Do not be afraid to ask questions. The people here are really helpful, but they cannot do much without you contacting them. You should also visit the campus at least once. If you visit more than once, though, at different parts of the year, you will get a better idea of what it is like to be here. If finances allow it, you should consider living on campus. Tennessee Wesleyan has pretty nice dorms, and it's easier to really get the college experience and grow as a person if you live on campus.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is wonderful and friendly. The teachers care about you and want to help you. They take really good care of their campus.

  • 02/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 13

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and organizations at TWC it is hard to ever find yourself being bored. From religious organizations to business clubs, there is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing and there are so many different options!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not bad at all! Much better than the one I was living at when i went to UT. I would definitely do it again!

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the nursing program so it is a very demanding program. However, it is still possible to succeed and the instructors help you through the entire way. There is lots of clinical time, which i really enjoy because this is what is going to make me be able to succeed when i graduate and have to be out on the floor by myself.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going into the nursing program, make sure this is really what you want to do and you have the means to do it. The program requires many sacrifices, time, and effort. Also, don't be too intimidated. It really is possible to make it through the program, and the time actually flies by much quicker than you think!

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Wesleyan College is a wonderful private school with teachers who really care. I've been to two different colleges before and TWC is by far the best. While they do expect a lot from you, they try to consider all of the things going on in students' lives and help you get through everything.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards that troll campus all day and night. They are there to help within minutes if you call them with a problem and strive to make sure we remain safe at all times. The dorms all have scanners outside the doors that can only be activated with a student id. There is also a cross walk at the main school intersection.

    Greek Life

    There are two sororities and a fraternity at Wesleyan that are both very popular. Bid week is always an exciting week in Athens.

    Great for these types of students

    Tennessee Wesleyan is great for students that enjoy seeing the same faces on a daily basis. Its great for someone that doesn't want to go to a huge school but also wants a laid back, exciting college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Tennessee Wesleyan College is a private school so it is slightly more expensive but I think the experience you get while being there is well worth it. Every professor I have ever had knows me by name and on a personal level. I have made friends that will last a lifetime, made memories that I will never forget all the while getting an excellent education.

    What to do for fun

    Student life at Tennessee Wesleyan works to make sure fun things are taking place all the time. They plan concerts at least monthly if not more often, along with speakers and different acts. There are activities during the days that range from photo booths to tye-dying t-shirts. TWC is also a school full of athletes and the student body supports their teams so there are always games of some type to go to. Also, student life plans trips often to places like Jump Jam in Knoxville, Washington D.C, Gatlinburg and even Atlanta Braves games.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria staff does an excellent job at Tennessee Wesleyan to make sure that the students are getting food they enjoy eating. There is a suggestion box open at all times and they actually use the suggestions made. Hot meals are served three times a day and the sandwich bar and cereal bars are open all day. They provide many options daily. There is also J. Wesley's grill in the Student Activities Center that serves burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders and several other things daily.

    Dorm Life

    Most Wesleyan students live in the dorms and while there are rules, the dorm life atmosphere is typically fun. Resident life works to make sure we are able to have a good time while living in the dorms but also works to make sure we remain safe. They along with maintenance make sure that any problem we have is taken care of as soon as it possibly can be.

    Academic Rigor

    Tennessee Wesleyan College is a college that strives to make sure each student reaches their full potential and excels in the classroom. Professors don't take the work in the classroom lightly but they are more than willing and ready to help any student in trouble at any time.

    Tips for prospective students

    When looking at colleges don't underestimate the smaller schools in the smaller towns. When I began looking, I looked over Tennessee Wesleyan and looking back at it now, TWC couldn't have been a better fit for me.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Wesleyan College is a small town, Christian school that makes you feel at home. It has a very personable, welcoming, friendly atmosphere. The faculty and staff strive to give you a great education while also helping you to achieve the college experience we all dream of.

  • 06/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Fried rice Friday, chicken nuggets and mac and cheese on Saturday, unbelievable omlets every morning, and other wonderful things served everyday. need I saw more?

    Dorm Life

    Depending on what dorm you reside in depends on what experience you have. The two older dorms are not as good as the newest dorm obviously because its older and out of date but you can certainly make the best out of any dorm you reside in.

    Academic Rigor

    TWC is a very well known college for its academic rigor. Our science and history departs are most feared by any students and only the bravest major in those topics. Not only are the academics rigorous but the professors and faculty are always there to assist you through the problems you may be having with your academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    In all honesty, do not go to Tennessee Wesleyan with the intention to go to crazy parties and have clubs, bars, and all sorts of things to do. TWC is a small campus in a small town with an hour drive to all those activities. Yes there are still some parties, but TWC is held to a higher standard than that. Go to TWC if you like and appreciate a small town feel and have a dedication to your education.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Wesleyan College, although a small and intimate school, is perfect to attend college at. You get the personal attention you need while still getting the college experience. There is no better place to attend than Tennessee Wesleyan College.