Chill & Chat with Wesleyan University

Recorded Thursday, October 14 at 10:00 PM

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Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

Ask a Wesleyan University admissions officer and current students questions about what it takes to get admitted to Wesleyan, their application process, academics, and more.


Noble Jones, Ph.D. (he/him/his), Associate Dean of Admission. Noble earned his Ph.D. from the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia in 2018. His dissertation, Inside the Black Box: The Garbage Can Model of Decision-Making in Selective College Admissions, was recognized as a Dissertation of the Year by the American Education Research Association, Postsecondary Education Division, and featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education (December 2018).

Ori Cantwell ‘22 (he/him/his), a senior interviewer in the Office of Admission. Ori is from Washington, DC, where he attended Templeton Academy. He is a Psychology major and Religion minor, as well as earning a certificate in Applied Data Science. He’s on the board of the Wesleyan Jewish Community, and has also worked in the Office of Admission since his first week at Wes!

Anna Marti ’22 (she/her/hers), a senior interviewer in the Office of Admission. Anna is majoring in American Studies and Education Studies. She’s from Sandwich, Massachusetts, where she attended Sandwich High School. At Wes, she co-directs a contemporary/jazz dance group called Precision Ensemble and is also a member of the hip hop group Precision Troupe. Anna has worked as a teaching assistant for American Sign Language for several years and presented at the Power of Language Conferences as an advocate for accessibility and Deaf culture. She’s also a Writing tutor and mentor for the Writing Workshop and has been an Orientation Leader. She’s currently a Student Fellow for the Center for the Humanities.

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Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT
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0:53@bana:yes we can
14:55@isabellalindsay:How easy is it to join clubs at Wesleyan? Is there an interview process?
18:56@KateP:Is it easy to change your major?
28:54@maria_sukhomlinova:What is your experience with admissions? Do you have any advice?
37:23@isabellalindsay:Does test optional at Wesleyan mean that you should submit if you've been able to take the SAT? Or is it something you should only do if you're happy with your scores?
38:07@Miks:how does admissions work for students who have mixed grades but strong outside interests. is there a hard GPA cut off ? Can test scores help
39:19@Miks:also how would you say wesleyan is different from toher new englan liberal arts schools such as skidmore, vassar etc
45:16@bana:How does Wes support students financially when it comes to study abroad?
45:47@maria_sukhomlinova:What international students policy does Wesleyan have?
48:36@Maya_Lozea:My daughter, a Senior who will be applying ED, is not feeling well, so I am on this. You all are wonderful. Will I be sent a recording of this video?
49:32@KateP:What health and mental wellness services are available on campus?
49:50@Miks:how open and tolerant is the school community of different points of view
54:02@jason.z:How important is application essay? Essay may be the most subjective piece of application material. Essay writers are super busy now.
56:21@Maya_Lozea:How strict is the curriculum if someone double-concentrates in two (very) different areas (e.g. theater & computer science)?


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