came to Wheaton expecting to absolutely hate it (long story
of why I came). Needless to say, it has
changed my mind. I would recommend it 100% to
any thinking Christian. The other students will probably not
challenge you a lot - lots of silly rich white
kids - but the faculty WILL. If you want
good, strong academics in a friendly environment, this is your
place. It is devoutly Christian but the faculty's brains
are not turned off - they make you think about
I have to admit that I
didn't like other students very much - they are all
very much 'prep' stock and have little imagination. However,
I will say this: they are all extremely friendly.
There is very little rudeness here, and many of the
kids have warm, good hearts, even if they don't have
much going on upstairs. By senior year, though, many
of them have started thinking because the faculty gives them
no other choice.
Yes, the drinking rules are a pain,
but you know what? If you don't like it,
don't come. Easy as that. If drinking is
that important to you - and trust me, I do
enjoy it - then make your choice. Don't come
and then whine.
One word of warning: if you want
to be an art student, do not come to Wheaton.
Yes, it is a lovely place with genius faculty
and nice kids. Will you be challenged as an
artist? Absolutely not. I'm only into art as
a hobby and even I could see that the art
department falls way, way flat. Art critique and history
classes are pretty good, but the actual art classes themselves
are not worth your time.
All that being said, I
thought I had nothing to learn from these people.
I was wrong. Keep your chin up and your
mind open, and you will learn so, so much.
You are at college for learning, not campus life.
This school is about learning, not campus life, even though
lots of freshies came here thinking it was all about
campus life. If you want learning, you will learn
here. The professors here have so much to teach
you. You will grow - and growing is painful. But you WILL grow.