Wesleyan University

About Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, offers instruction in 39 departments and 46 major fields of study and awards the bachelor of arts and graduate degrees. The master of arts degree and the doctor of philosophy are regularly awarded in six fields of study. Students may choose from more than 900 courses each year and may be counted upon to devise, with the faculty, some 900 individual tutorials and lessons. The student body is made up of approximately 2,700 full-time undergraduates and 200 graduate students, as well as more than 400 part-time students in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. An ongoing faculty of more than 300 is joined each semester by a distinguished group of visiting artists and professors. But despite Wesleyan’s growth, today’s student/instructor ratio remains at 9 to 1, and about two thirds of all courses enroll fewer than 20 students.


Research Fellow

May 2019 - July 2019 Middletown, CT
“I was able to work on an independent project with my mentor for 9 weeks during the summer and spend more time in the lab completing my wet lab experiments compared to during the semester when I have other activities and less time to spend in the lab. I was glad I had the weekends to myself and was able to find a good balance between working in the lab and spending time outside with friends and myself.”

Undergraduate Research Assistant

May 2019 - August 2019 Middletown, CT
“I liked doing research over the summer because I was able to focus on my project without worrying about classes and extracurriculars like during the school year. There were great workshops to help with various skills necessary to work in the sciences. The poster session at the end of the program was a low pressure way to create a poster for the first time and get feedback from peers about how successful it was at conveying my work. I liked having a flexible work schedule and a casual environment.”
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