- Class: Senior
- Major: Neuroscience
- Gender: F
- High School: Suffern High School
- Transfer Student: N
i think wesleyan is filled with many different types of people. i find that most people come into wes and find their niche somewhere. there are a lot of motivated, interesting, wonderful people at this school. almost everyone is passionate about something and willing to share their experiences and extend their services. wesleyan, while definitely a "bubble" (people rarely leave campus to go to nyc/newhaven to go out), is a wonderful, experimental environment. students are entrusted to pursue experiences at their own will and i think thats the best and most important thing about the environment and administrative policies. i think a lot of people are molded by the school in one way or another. when they leave wesleyan, they realize the impact of their school, and i think that most times, they take pride in the people they have become. one thing i would not really expect is to be exposed to many different diverse culture unless you go out and pursue it. while there are a lot of different cultures contributing to the student body, i find it is diffcult to find their backgrounds mixing much.
for the most part, i really enjoy wesleyan academics. as a liberal arts school, they stress pursuing many different areas of study. i find it essential because it allows exposure to many different perspectives and raises questions otherwise never considered. however, as a science pre-med student, i am also left plenty of room to pursue serious science courses and fulfill requirements for grad school. i think i love about wesleyan is while students are intellectual and creative, they are rarely looking to advertise it. some conversations or class discussions may seem intimiating at times, they serve to motivate students to pursue greater knowledge of the topics rather than feeling overwhelmed or competitive in the academic environment. while certain individuals may be competitive, it is rare to find much tension within the classroom and between friends. people tend me more much more helpful than competitive when it comes to classes. the teacher-student relationship is completely available and can be as initimate as the student desires. i emailed some professors weekly about articles and class discussions, while some professors i spoke to once or twice per semester. it all comes down to how much interaction you would like to have with your prof. while some complaints revolve around not recieving an education geared toward a specific profession, i think that wesleyan teaches the essential skills in approaching problems and situations that will lead to innovative, exceptional skills in any work situation. however, this is too something to be pursued from studies. a student walks away with as much as they look to learn. the same goes for experience outside the class setting.
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The Best Things
whats not (really, i love it)
The Worst Things
that i cant be there forever