Located in Bloomington, Illinois Wesleyan University is a community that “invites you to make the most of your education and is ready to bend over backwards to ensure you enjoy your experience.” Though the school doesn’t have that big of a reputation outside the Midwest “despite its excellent education,” it is an underrated gem that is “always trying to give students opportunities that are beyond what most schools can give.” It truly is “a small school that oozes big opportunities.”
Professors are “brilliant and accessible” “insightful” individuals who are “the best in their field.” “The exuberance they have for their subject area and their students is very evident.” Many of them are involved in research and “often include students in helping them,” while others are involved in other ways; for example, “the mayor of Bloomington is also a political science professor—how cool is that!” “There have been a few life-changing professors who I am so grateful to have taken their class,” says a business administration major.
Facilities and the career center are excellent, there are numerous opportunities for community engagement and research, and “there are so many resources and programs that help students who are seeking any type of support, whether it be academic, moral, or health.” Wesleyan also “does a great job getting students ready for graduate school,” and faculty “put [a lot of] effort into the information being taught, and really try and relate it to real life.”
The school has a reputation for “overinvolved students who travel abroad, are the president of three clubs, and still maintain excellent grades.” “IWU pushes us to excel academically while encouraging us to pursue our passions outside of our schoolwork,” says a student. Overall, IWU is “a friendly community where your professors become mentors, your classmates become lifelong friends, and you graduate prepared to make a real difference in the world.”
The Office of Student Activities “does a great job having entertainment available for students” and almost every weekend a free event is held in the student center, “whether that be a concert, comedian, movie, or other entertainment .” There is a “plethora of study groups” (“People are very receptive to getting work done together”), “great opportunities for intellectual discussions” at the coffee shop, and “students are always in food areas discussing, reading, or doing homework.” “We have a weird obsession with the Game Show network as well here,” confesses a student. “Buncha dorks. We know it and we own it!”
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