- Class: Senior
- Major: English
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
On the whole, I have enjoyed my classes at Wheaton immensely. Even though English is a "large" major (by Wheaton standards), I have received individual attention bordered on doting since Day 1. By advisor is fabulous, always willing to go the extra mile to make sure I know about opportunities on and off campus she thinks I might find interesting. In my three years at Wheaton so far, I have only disliked two professors, and both were Visiting Professors. The most unique class I have taken is Word and Image, a creative writing course in which the only guideline for our prompts was that our responses had to include words, and they had to be influenced by images. The range of output from my fellow students was inspiring. I think one of the best parts about this class was that even though it was an English course, only about 60% of the students in the class were English majors - we also had Biology, Psychology, Economics, and Sociology majors, and the range of backgrounds made for great discussions.
Many Wheaton students are from New England. Many are left-leaning. Many are wealthy, and many went to private school. Many are white. Many are interested in a classic liberal arts education. But for each of these groups, there are alternate pockets on campus: for example, the Wheaton Investment Association caters to those interested in business and finance; we have an active Latino Students Association, a healthy Alliance, and a great new step team; I have friends from as far-flung locales as California, Texas, and England.
The Best Things
The really amazing people you get to be around every day.
The Worst Things
Lack of a sense of pride on campus; money/endowment worries