The Best YouTube Videos from Wesleyan!

Wesleyan University Campus Tour

Short highlight reel from the university

A Day In My Life at College | Wesleyan University

Not the most informative video, but gives you some sense of the campus and student body + has a fun, bubbly narrator

How I got into Wesleyan – Mix of French and English

⅓ of admitted students don’t submit test scores and she is one of them.

Stats

Enrollment

3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students 

Ranking

Wesleyan University’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, #17.

Location

Middletown, Conn., overlooking the Connecticut River.

316-acre historic New England campus

Student-faculty ratio  8:1

Class Size  72.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. 

Popular majors Social Sciences; Psychology; Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

Freshman retention rate 95 percent. Very High! 

Demographics

45 percent male students and 55 percent female students 

Admissions

  • Acceptance rate 17%
  • Early decision acceptance rate 38%
  • Half the applicants admitted to Wesleyan University have an SAT score between 1320 and 1500 or an ACT score of 30 and 34. 
  • Early Decision I 11/15/19
  • Early Decision II 1/1/20
  • Only ⅓ of students sent standardized testing scores in

Financial Aid

42 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $50,051.

Extracurriculars

200 student organizations, including several a cappella groups. 

Greek Life

Greek life has a long history at Wesleyan, with several fraternities and sororities on campus, including the coed fraternity Eclectic Society, as well as secret societies like the Skull and Serpent. 

Housing

99 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 1 percent of students live off campus.

Freshmen are required to live on campus, along with the majority of students who live in campus residence halls, apartments or houses. 

Study Abroad

Nearly 50 percent of student study abroad through 150 programs located in 50 countries worldwide. 

Curriculum

Open Curriculum

  • Pick any 8 courses you’d like your freshman year. 
  • Every course is 1 credit. 
  • Can double major and gain a certificate
  • Can create your own major

5 year BA-MA program in Natural Science or Psychology + 5th year is free! Save a ton vs. many Master’s programs you have to pay for 2 years

3:2 Program

Our Favorite Wesleyan Alumni

Lin Mauel Miranda – shows his first play – In the Heights here

Unknown Admission Presents…..

Best Northwestern University YouTube University and Student videos!

Hello. We review thousands of university and student videos to bring the best to you in our school by school Best of Youtube video series!

How to Get into Northwestern University: My Stats (GPA, SAT, ACT, AP’s, EC’s…)

Very blunt recap of her scores and other stats – very dry, but can be informative, although keep in mind this is a single student’s account. High scores across the board!

To counter this…

How I Got Into Northwestern by Jay Towns w/ Ben Yost

Jay Towns had a 4.06 Weighted and 3.76 Unweighted + 30 ACT, which are lower scores for Northwestern Admissions. Did not receive any AP credit. 

Student body president and involved with many extracurriculars!

Ben, his room mate, took hardest classes he could, Sr. Year had a full AP courseload and all A’s. 3.97 Unweighted and 4.4 Weighted GPA + a 34 ACT.

Northwestern Students Review Northwestern

Students discuss the Northwestern Quarter system.

Nolan Robinson offers up thoughts on… talks about how it’s hard to keep up, but does allow him to study more subjects.

An international student describes how their programming supports the adjustment of international students to the campus and the university.

Patrick Emry discusses switching between schools at NW to find the right culture and program for himself.

He recommends that high school students work to build relationships with their Guidance Counselors (or Admissions Coaches ;) )

All the students are happy to be attending Northwestern.

A Day In the Life at Northwestern University

Not the most informative video, but this student narrator is fun, chill, and genuine. Enjoy meeting him and his friends. He also hosts dorm videos if you are interested!

What I Learned During My First Quarter At Northwestern – Parties, Food, Culture, Tips, Etc!

Breaks down north vs south side of campus

Partying + Frats

Football Culture

Northwestern University Campus Tour

Simple video shows the campus.

No dialogue, so not informative, but still helpful as a visual.

While uncommon, about 1 to 2% of college admissions appeals result in…

Acceptances! 

While unlikely… 

No student should live with the regret of not trying everything to gain admission to one’s dream school.

While students can look to transfer the next year, this route is just as challenging, if not more, than applying during the regular admissions cycle.

Should I Write an Appeal?

Yes if…

1) There was an Application Error

What could be an application error?

  • Your SAT score report was submitted late
  • Your application was missing a required piece of information
  • Your submitted transcript contained an error.

2) You have a SIGNIFICANT update!

What could be a significant update?

  • New, markedly improved test scores
  • A markedly improved transcript
  • An award, honor, scholarship
  • A significant promotion at a job or within an organization