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In general, a great small school, but notQuite BrightOther
In general, a great small school, but not quite worth the cost of tuition. I payed full fare, a mistake in retrospect.

The president of the school (Hanno) is more concerned about social justice than ensuring students get meaningful internships or jobs upon graduating. Oh sure, they will highlight the select few that actually do in all their marketing materials, but you can count them on one hand.

The recent "re-branding" tells you all you need to know. Just look at the logo. The only thing worse would be a picture of the beaver-faced president, who by the way, would be better off managing the school than injecting his personal politics into Wheaton. Lastly, any reliance on alumni for contacts of connections in the job market is useless. Ditto for the career center.

4th Year Male -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A, University Resource Use/ spending: F
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Wheaton has really challenged me in ways ISuper BrilliantBiology
Wheaton has really challenged me in ways I did not think possible. This community is so supportive and I do not think I would have had this much growth being a number on another campus. At Wheaton every person matters and has their own role to play out how every they want. You will be able to develop your strenghths and confidence here.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2019
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B+
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When I went to visit Wheaton for theQuite BrightEnglish
When I went to visit Wheaton for the first time in the spring of 2013, it seemed like an amazing school, it looked beautiful, people were nice and friendly, and it seemed to have the intellectual vibe I was looking for. It easily became my first choice of colleges, it was small and intimate, the only real con was the dinning hall. However, just a year later on my accepted student stay over, the truths slowly started to come out. On my over night I was met with a highly judgmental female student, who brought me all around campus until 2AM, I knew she was just trying to give me the real college experience, but we had to be up for 8am accepted students meeting, which she not only failed to get up for on time, but she had her roommates lead us to the meeting, while she spelt through her alarm blaring. Moreover, the night before, she excluded me from the conversations, with the other visiting student and her peers, she didn't inform me anything about the school besides its cliqueiness and bad tour guides. I didn't let that bad experience get me down, I was after all an introvert forced into a highly social situation, and wasn't that adjusted. So when I started that fall 2014, I was trying to keep an opened mind, but the nightmare just continued. I decided to live in wellness, the substance free dorm, because I wanted a more quiet surroundings, however, I never heard back from my assigned roommate. A week or 2 before starting, I found out I was assigned to a new roommate, because something happened to my original roommate( I'll never know, but the mystery still bothers me.) This roommate had just switched schools a week before coming to Wheaton, she wanted a roommate, didn't care for welleness, we were shoved together because of my lack of roommate and her desire for one, no other reason, no comparing our data or sleep happens, nope just put them together. Let's just say her alcoholic tendency got old real fast. We never talked to each other, she would start her work at 10 pm, on the nights I was going to bed early for my 8am class. Let's just say we were a bad fit, I know I wasn't the best roommate, I had my faults, but she tried to blame it all on me, and lets be real here, after the night she got super drunk and I had to take care of her puking all night on, because she would've gone to bed and choked on her vomit if I wasn't there, and even though she clearly didn't like me, I took care of her, I was not the bad roommate, which my RA clearly saw. I spent the rest of the school year living alone and felt really lonely, out of place, and wanted to transfer out before she even moved out, but the thought never left. I stuck it out, it got better for a bit. Then I had a solid good year. Then comes this year and its been a nightmare. The nightmare of the fall semester didn't end with the end of the semester and me moving to study abroad, but my school has literally ruined my study abroad experience.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A, University Resource Use/ spending: F
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