Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
7%
Out-Of-State Students
93%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
54
Ethnicity
African American
7%
Asian/Pacific Islander
8%
Hispanic
11%
White
53%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
3%
Percent of First Generation Students
20%
Student Organizations
263
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
100%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cardinal
School Colors
Cardinal red and black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New England Small College Ath Conf
Total Male Athletes
363
Total Female Athletes
241
Intramural Sports
4
Sports Club
28
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
  • Squash
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Squash
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.28 Average Rating
The food on campus is good, but it does get rather repetitive. There are two dining halls, both of which accept meal tickets and points. One, Usdan, is buffet style, but often has very similar options from night to night. The other dining hall is Summerfields. It has a set menu, and the food is very good, but again it tends to get old. The other major place to dine is WesWings, the restaurant on campus that only takes points. Its name is a bit deceptive. WesWings does have a variety of wings, but it's also a real restaurant with a spectrum of options. All dining areas on campus offer vegetarian- and vegan-friendly meal options, as well as any other food allergy or preference that students might have.
Brendan from Middletown, CT
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.
Anonymous
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.
EK from Middletown, CT
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.
Youngbo from Colorado Springs, CO
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.
Rilwan from Middletown, CT
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.
Thomas from Houston, TX
Best college dining hall food you will ever find.
Susan
VERY Vegetarian friendly
Emily from South Windsor, CT
The food is great, but the food can be a bit repetitive. I recommend ordering take-out or delivery from town from time to time.
Brittany from Lithonia, GA

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