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Wesleyan University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,837
Total Undergrads
Including 9 Part-time
748
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

New England Small College Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

14
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $113,804)
13
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $103,775)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 78 76 - -
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 13 14 - Yes
Field Hockey - 22 - -
Football 75 - - -
Golf 13 - - -
Ice Hockey 28 21 Yes -
Lacrosse 45 22 - -
Rowing 44 44 - -
Soccer 29 27 Yes Yes
Softball - 14 - Yes
Squash 15 12 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 17 27 - -
Tennis 12 11 - -
Volleyball - 16 Yes -
Wrestling 26 - - -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.8%
Hispanic 7.8%
Non-resident alien 7.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 57.8%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Other
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 18

Notable Alumni

  • Ambrose Burfoot, first collegian to win the Boston Marathon; executive editor "Runner's World" magazine
  • Bill Belichick, head coach for New England Patriots
  • Daniel Handler, pen name "Lemony Snicket," author of "A Series of Unfortunate Events"
  • Dr. Laman Gray Jr., leader in the fields of cardiovascular surgery and development of artificial hearts; implanted the world's first self-contained artificial heart
  • Eric Asimov, restaurant columnist and editor, The New York Times
  • Robert Allbritton '9, Publisher of Politico; chairman and CEO of Allbritton Communications
  • Joss Whedon, creator of several TV series, including "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Firefly," and "Dollhouse"
  • MGMT, indie band
  • Michael Bay, film director ("The Rock," "Armageddon," "Pearl Harbor")
  • Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, creators of 'How I Met Your Mother'
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Brendan from Middletown, CT
  • 4
  • The university tries to be very accommodating of any housing concerns that the students might have. As freshmen, the majority of my friends have been given single rooms, which I…

  • Mar-16-2012 Read More
  • Thomas from Houston, TX
  • 4
  • Each dorm building has it's own character I believe. Despite some being newer than the others, the dorms are still pretty nice compared to other Universities.…

  • Sep-30-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • Be flexible with your roommate. Understand each other's expectations before the year starts. …

  • Jun-15-2012 Read More
  • Rilwan from Middletown, CT
  • 5
  • There's not much that needs to be said about dorm life besides that it's awesome. The dorms themselves are all-in-all average. You have everything you need (spacious rooms, bathrooms, kitchen,…

  • Oct-23-2012 Read More
  • Brittany from Lithonia, GA
  • 4
  • I live in the Butterfields dorm and it's very much like a community. Much of the dorms at Wes are very tight-knit and that's usually where a lot of friendships…

  • Apr-30-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • EK from Middletown, CT
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    If you only go to one dining hall, the food options will inevitably get boring after a while. There are two dining halls (Usdan and Summerfields) and other dining options (such as Pi Cafe, Star & Crescent, Red & Black Cafe, and Weshop). At Summerfields, the food selection is constant throughout the year. At Usdan, there are different foods on different days, with a Kosher and Vegan section (along with other sections that rotate and will be available on different days), and there is Brunch on the weekends. The other places have mostly ready-to-go meals, like sandwiches and sushi, except at Weshop, which is a mini grocery store on campus.

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  • 5
  • Anastasia from Middletown, CT
  • Oct-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Delicious food and so many options. You can use points or meals to buy groceries at Weshop, eat at the amazing Usdan marketplace or cafe, get wings at Weswings, or delicious sandwiches (among other things) at red and black cafe.

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  • 4
  • Youngbo from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Jun-02-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many food options available for all types of taste buds including vegans, vegetarians, meat lovers, etc. The meal plan is required, but it is very convenient given that there aren't many other options unless you have a car. Even so, there are enough options available for everyone that you shouldn't have to go off campus for food.

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  • 4
  • Rilwan from Middletown, CT
  • Oct-23-2012 I am a current student here

    I can't complain about the food here. It's actually kind of good. And there are quite a few places to eat so you never really get tired of the same thing. Also we were voted the most vegan friendly of the small campuses in the nation, a spot that I definitely feel we earned. The vegan options here are quite numerous, and, although I've never tried them, I guess they're also tasty.

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  • 5
  • Thomas from Houston, TX
  • Sep-30-2012 I am a current student here

    The food is awesome! There are a lot of cafes you can stop by if you just want a quick snack, but if you have time to sit down and eat there is the main dining hall which is a buffet. There is a wide range of food and there is also a lot of healthy food.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jun-29-2012 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    So many options! plus a grocery store!

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Jun-15-2012 I am a current student here

    Be sure to budget your points and meals in order to avoid a dry spell at the end of the semester when you find yourself starving and empty- handed.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • EK from Middletown, CT
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Not so huge on campus (not being in a sorority or a frat won't kill your social life), but if you're really interested, there are some open for you to join.

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  • 0
  • Anastasia from Middletown, CT
  • Oct-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Not very dominant in the social scene. However, certain frats host great concerts and are not the typical fraternities. Eclectic hosts concerts almost every weekend that are very... eclectic. There is only one sorority but it is not extremely present.

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  • 0
  • Rilwan from Middletown, CT
  • Oct-23-2012 I am a current student here

    We have a few frats and sororities but Greek life isn't as heavy here as it may be at other, bigger universities.

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  • 0
  • Thomas from Houston, TX
  • Sep-30-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life surprisingly does exist but it isn't as big as most schools. The big difference from ours compared to other schools is that you don't have to be part of the frat to join in on the parties. There are always themed of concerts going on at the frat houses and everyone who is a student is allowed to attend.

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  • 0
  • Brittany from Lithonia, GA
  • Apr-30-2012 I am a current student here

    Wesleyan has a couple of fraternities but no one really pledges a sorority. The Greek fraternity houses host a lot of parties but Greek Life is not a prominent aspect of Wesleyan life.

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  • 0
  • Brendan from Middletown, CT
  • Mar-16-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is concentrated on High Street in a row of nice houses opposite the main campus administrative buildings. It isn't extremely prevalent, but it does exist for those students who would like to participate in it.

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