Feb 16 2014Psychology Be sincere about your passions and communicate this. Be real. Have good grades. Don't be another straight-A robot with a formulaic personal statement. Arrange an alumni interview.
Dec 13 2011PreMed and Medical I play squash and was the number one squash recruit for Wesleyan in the class of 2015. Wesleyan is very competitive, so I would advise students to have extracurriculars or to be good at a sport or play an instrument, etc. Something that will make you stand out, because from being at the school, everyone is smart and really deserves to be here. So you can't bank on getting in on just good grades and test scores.
ACT: 29 Male
Mar 19 2010Undecided If you are already looking at schools, it's probably too late to really up your work ethic and extra-curriculars, but make the best out of your last year and try to write a good personal statement. Interviews for wes are "highly recommended" but they don't really affect your decision, so don't sweat it if you can't make the trip.
SAT: 2260 Female
Mar 10 2010Neuroscience/Cognitive Science Have a passion! Do something you love and be successful at it! Get good grades and take a difficult high school courseload.
Dec 24 2009Sociology I had a pretty solid cumulative, very high test scores, excellent teacher recommendations, and a very strong track record in leadership, activism, and volunteermanship.
I feel that Wesleyan looks for students that have done things most students have never thought about or cared to do. Wes looks for students who are passionate; be it art, social justice, politics, film, or literature. They want students who will bring a powerful and convincing background of interest to merge with the thousands of other students to create a melting pot of curious talents, hobbies, interests, and personalities. One of the things I appreciate most about Wes is the amazing diversity that you will certainly miss when you move onto the 'real world'. I can keep on going and going, but I'll simply end on the fact that I am now a very proud Wes alum that has already starting donating back to the school in appreciation for them helping me with a scholarship to the school and allowing me to have the wonderful experiences that have bolstered me in my post-graduate pursuits.
SAT: 1500 Male
May 14 2009Other Applying as a high school student, I was waitlisted (and chose not to stay on the waitlist but instead to attend another school). Applying again as a transfer I got in. In applying, I would emphasize the variety of activities you partake in -- students here are frequently surprising amalgams of things -- jocks who love to paint, astronomers who have a passion for music, neuroscience/art double majors. People here are not average. Point out how you aren't average either; explain why you too are eccentric in a wonderful way.
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