At Wesleyan, your major doesn't limit you. It liberates you.

What is an open curriculum?
Students get the flexibility to explore their many academic interests and passions, take chances, and embrace failure as a necessary part of success. Bringing a creative approach to every endeavor becomes second nature. And bridging disciplines and forging partnerships is a constant theme, as students learn to take initiative, question the status quo, and flourish in an academic culture that prizes collaboration over competition.

Majors & Minors

Ekram Towsif
Undecided

Isaac Klimasmith
Biology

Adrianne Tharp
English
Film Studies Minor

Naomi Williams
English
Caribbean Studies Minor

Maximilien Chong Lee Shin
Undecided

Experiences, experiments, and exploration

Trademarks of a Wesleyan education.
At Wesleyan, students are encouraged to ask “What if?” “Why not?” and “How about?”—and then let those inquiries lead them in uncharted directions.

Our philosophy is that experimentation shouldn't be limited to scientific endeavors. And every area of study benefits from creativity and critical thinking—be it social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, arts, or humanities.

Distinctive Programs
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Express yourself

The arts scene at Wesleyan is as diverse as our student body. Want to get in the groove? Train as a DJ at WESU 88.1 FM, Wesleyan's alternative radio station. Itching to act out (on stage, that is)? Let Second Stage satisfy your theatrical hunger. From the stage and silver screen to hands-on studio work in the visual arts, at Wesleyan the only limit to your creativity is you.

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Where students who love to learn meet teachers who love to teach

Students have a remarkably close relationship with a collaborative, passionate, and dedicated faculty. Our professors have the freedom to channel their vision into creative classes and areas of study that are always evolving.

Wesleyan faculty are teacher-scholars who embrace teaching. For them, open-minded, ambitious students are a source of energy and inspiration.

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Get in the game

Wesleyan Athletics is committed to supporting our student-athletes in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence. More interested in sports as recreation? Join one—or more!—of 20+ club and intramural athletics programs, from rugby and Ultimate Frisbee to broomball and inner tube water polo.

Women's Sports
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf (Co-ed)
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
Men's Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf (Co-ed)
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Wrestling
Club Sports Visit Athletics
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Students playing Lacrosse Student playing basketball Students playing field hockey Students playing football

Where extraordinary imagination meets groundbreaking innovation

Wesleyan's environment of exploration allows you to find your unique path and learn skills to reimagine and reinvent the world around you. Whatever their fields or interests, Wes grads are leaders and innovators in every industry imaginable.

Notable Alumni
Portrait of Lin-Manuel Miranda
"I came to Wesleyan intending to double major in theater and film, but I fell in love with the instant gratification of student theater. You're telling me I can write something in the fall, apply to Second Stage, get a budget, and put it up in the spring? I am not throwing away my shot!"
Lin-Manuel Miranda '02
Pulitzer & Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist & actor
Hamilton; In the Heights
BA Theater
"When we dare to hope, we create more hope in the world."
Kennedy Odede '12
Cofounder
Shining Hope for Communities
BA Sociology
Portrait of Kennedy Odede
Portrait of Jennifer Chayes
"Hold on to your passions as you climb the ladder."
Jennifer Chayes '78
Managing Director
Microsoft Research
BA Physics
"If there is something that's your passion when you're young, do it. Let everything else take care of itself."
Bill Belichick '75
Head Coach
New England Patriots
BA Economics
Portrait of Bill Belichick

Is Wesleyan Right for You?

The short answer?
Maybe.

The long answer? The students who thrive at Wesleyan have—or aspire to—a unique fearlessness. They have the courage and audacity to want to shape the world in which we live.

Now if that sounds like you but you want to make sure Wesleyan will fulfill our end of the bargain, then we encourage you to come visit and see for yourself.

Visit our campus

Watch a video tour of our campus below. We are located just two hours from New York City and Boston!

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