Wesleyan University, located in a small New England city of 50,000, is a small college of the liberal arts and sciences with the resources and commitment to research of a larger university. Students take advantage of over 1,000+ courses in 45 majors, 14 minors and 12 interdisciplinary certificate programs in a completely open curriculum with no required courses. Professors teach every class at Wesleyan while maintaining leading-edge research endeavors, creating ample opportunities for undergraduates to attend small classes and engage in faculty research.
Campus life is student-driven and vibrant, with more than 200 student clubs ranging from The Argus (the student newspaper) to club sports, from music, dance and theater to improve comedy, activism to identity-based organizations. Students also engage with the Middletown community through service-learning and the Office of Community Partnerships, volunteering in various capacities and creating substantive programming for residents. Myriad opportunities for significant experiences off-campus exist as well, with over 50% of students choosing to study and do research both abroad and in the U.S.
Wesleyan’s Alumni/ae go on to careers in every area of industry, government, business, education, entertainment, and non-profit work and gain access to top graduate programs. Two of the fifty sitting governors in the United States are Wesleyan alumni; Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer and director of the Broadway hit Hamilton, wrote and produced his first Tony Award winning musical In the Heights as a sophomore at Wesleyan; author Jennifer Finney Boylan is the Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College and a noted New York Times Op-Ed columnist.