Questions about Wesleyan

<p>Ok...I got a viewbook from Wesleyan a couple months ago and in the book it claims that Wesleyan's econ department is ranked #1 in liberal arts colleges....does anyone know any links that can back that up? Because I didn't know about that...I knew Wesleyan was an amazing school and I like the school and everything, but I want to know all the facts....</p>

<p>And from what I've seen when I saw Wesleyan, there weren't that many parking spaces, yet I read on collegeboard that Wesleyan allows freshmen to bring their cars on that true and if so, where the hell do they have the space to park 3300 (2700 undergrad+150+ grad+~500 staff) cars?</p>

<p>no idea about the econ thing.</p>

<p>and as for cars... obviously everyone on campus doesn't have a car-- that's ridiculous. not even close. but, anyway, there's a huge lot on vine street by the tennis courts (across the street from the nicolson and fauver dorms) where first-year students (and others for whom it's convenient) park their cars. it's never, ever full, because most wesleyan students don't have cars on campus.</p>

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<p>That article says Wellesley, not Wesleyan is number 1 according to the first table. But Wesleyan is #2. But a 1997 study mentioned in the paper showed Wesleyan to be #1. </p>

<p>I imagine both schools have excellent econ departments though.</p>

<p>Unfortunately, the 1997 article is no longer available in Adobe readable form:
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But, I think it's fair to say that according to both, Wesleyan has the best Economics Dept of any co-ed LAC. :)</p>

<p>Since when do Liberals make good economists?</p>

<p>Fools want to give all their money away to charity and the needy/disadvantaged.</p>

<p>Psht, what a stupid idea that one was.</p>

Fools want to give all their money away to charity and the needy/disadvantaged.


<p>It worked a hell of a lot better during the great depression than conservative economics.</p>

<p>Welcome to sarcasm central.
Population: Me.</p>


<p>Wesleyan has a fantastic economics department; Wellesley, however, is slightly better.</p>

<p>Overall, Wesleyan is underrated. In terms of educational quality, it should easily be in the top tier of LACs (and colleges & universities in general) along with AWS and Wellesley. Let's just change the acronym to AWWWS, or AS3W while we're at it.</p>

<p>Yay... :)</p>

<p>I like that too :-)</p>

<p>From what I've heard on this forum, Middlebury is notorious for 'messing with' the SAT statistics they give to USNEWS. I'm not 100% sure how true that is...</p>

<p>Middlebury doesn't "mess with" SAT I scores. Here's the story in simple terms. SAT I scores are optional at Middlebury (but other standardized test scores are required). Applicants can decide whether they want their SAT I scores used for admission. In the past, Middlebury reported only the scores of those students who chose to have their SAT I scores used in admissions. Last year, Middlebury hired a new director of admissions (a senior admissions officer from Harvard). He made the decision to report all SAT I scores sent to Middlebury, regardless of whether the students wanted those scores used in admissions. This year's USNews guide for the first time shows the scores of all matriculating students, not just those who asked to have their scores evaluated. That's the whole story.</p>

<p>From what I've read/heard, Middlebury reports the scores of all admitted students instead of the scores of all incoming freshman. Like I said, I'm not 100% sure how true this is, but once upon a grapevine...</p>

<p>Not true. Trust me--I know...</p>

<p>That was awfully mysterious, but I'll go with it.
That grapevine is dead with me.</p>

<p>Well, it's not as if cherry picking its best SAT results for the past twenty years doesn't constitute "messing" with its scores. We knew <em>something</em> was up. We just weren't losing that many smart kids to Middlebury and everybody knew it.</p>