Princeton Review Ranks Wesleyan

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A helpful commenter on our last post alerted us to the new Princeton Review rankings! Oh boy!

Here’s how we measure up:

Rank List
#10 Best College Library
#13 Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians
#9 Most Politically Active Students
#18 Reefer Madness
#16 Least Religious Students
#14 Most Liberal Students

Unhappy with those rankings? Draw up your transfer application to the New College of Florida, which seems to outrank us in all the “important” metrics.

We also rank as one of the 271 “Best Northeastern Colleges”

Best Northeastern Colleges

This school is named a Best Northeastern College by The Princeton Review. Our goal is simple: to identify some of the colleges and universities that we feel stand out within each region.

Unfortunately, there was no list for “Best Anonymous Confession Board Memes” or “Student Body Most Likely To Reject Socially Constructed Hierarchies.”

I also did a little poking around to see what the Princeton review says about us to prospective students. The student body page describes us as such:

Passionate is a word that pops up frequently when Wesleyan undergrads describe their peers, as does “intelligent.” In fact, Wesleyan is a magnet for kids who value intellect, not only as a means to good grades and a career, but also as an instrument of self-development. “Everyone is excited about something,” undergrads report. Students here are engaged in campus life, meaning “a lot of things on campus are student-run and a lot of learning takes place outside the classroom due to casual interaction between peers.” Demographically speaking, there are “two main molds of a Wesleyan student: the preppy New England kid and the kid…who [is] some kind of mix between a hipster and a hippie. Outside of that it’s an extremely diverse group of kids who come from all over and have a wide range of interests.” Most students here “are liberal and ‘alternative.’

Sounds…surprisingly accurate, actually. Go fuck yourself College Prowler.

26 thoughts on “Princeton Review Ranks Wesleyan

  1. Anonymous

    #10 — they have ONE SONG???

    they have THREE internationally acclaimed hits, their FRESHMAN album has been on the billboard 200 for nearly 70 weeks, they’ve headlined every festival i can think of, been featured in movies and commercials up the wazoo, won countless awards, and now they’re opening for paul mccartney tomorrow at fenway park (two backtoback sold out shows). And oh yeah! they’ve produced a track on jay-z’s next album ‘blueprint 3.”

    It’s worth recognizing this meteoric rise.

  2. Anonymous

    #10 — they have ONE SONG???

    they have THREE internationally acclaimed hits, their FRESHMAN album has been on the billboard 200 for nearly 70 weeks, they’ve headlined every festival i can think of, been featured in movies and commercials up the wazoo, won countless awards, and now they’re opening for paul mccartney tomorrow at fenway park (two backtoback sold out shows). And oh yeah! they’ve produced a track on jay-z’s next album ‘blueprint 3.”

    It’s worth recognizing this meteoric rise.

  3. Anonymous

    Thank you #10. I agree with you completely, but I do feel that maybe the giddiness associated with MGMT hasn’t hit some people yet, while this blog and most of its readers have already indulged in that kind of excitement a while ago.

  4. Anonymous

    Thank you #10. I agree with you completely, but I do feel that maybe the giddiness associated with MGMT hasn’t hit some people yet, while this blog and most of its readers have already indulged in that kind of excitement a while ago.

  5. Anon

    It’s not so much that we hear about MGMT too much but that “WESLEYAN IS EVERYWHERE” statement can be supported by lots of other events — wes alums are successful in a lot of places. MGMT’s successful, sure. But that’s one song that we’ve heard in any number of places. Wesleyan’s not everywhere. MGMT, who happen to be Wes alums, have one song that happens to be popular widely.

  6. Anon

    It’s not so much that we hear about MGMT too much but that “WESLEYAN IS EVERYWHERE” statement can be supported by lots of other events — wes alums are successful in a lot of places. MGMT’s successful, sure. But that’s one song that we’ve heard in any number of places. Wesleyan’s not everywhere. MGMT, who happen to be Wes alums, have one song that happens to be popular widely.

  7. Hans

    At Anon #7 – I wasn’t perpetuating the equivalence meme, only referring to it since it was mentioned in an earlier thread. But regardless of whether or not the equivalence drawn between MGMT and Wes is valid, I presume MGMT’s association with a major motion picture and cool movie star/director is a topic of interest for Wesleyan students; hence I was pointing it out. You’ve got to admit that trailer mash-up is pretty rad.

  8. Hans

    At Anon #7 – I wasn’t perpetuating the equivalence meme, only referring to it since it was mentioned in an earlier thread. But regardless of whether or not the equivalence drawn between MGMT and Wes is valid, I presume MGMT’s association with a major motion picture and cool movie star/director is a topic of interest for Wesleyan students; hence I was pointing it out. You’ve got to admit that trailer mash-up is pretty rad.

  9. Anonymous

    At Hans/#6 – can we please end the MGMT song appearing somewhere = WES BEING EVERYWHERE!!! meme? Cool, MGMT is successful. But at this point we don’t need to hear about every appearance they make somewhere, it got old a while ago.

  10. Anonymous

    At Hans/#6 – can we please end the MGMT song appearing somewhere = WES BEING EVERYWHERE!!! meme? Cool, MGMT is successful. But at this point we don’t need to hear about every appearance they make somewhere, it got old a while ago.

  11. Hans

    Apropros of Wes being everywhere, MGMT’s Time to Pretend may be on the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s new version of Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp. The song was featured in the debut for the 3D trailer of the film at a Comic-Con event last week (see report here).

    For a recreation of the trailer from someone who was at the event, see here. (Note that this isn’t the official trailer that’s since been released to the public.) Hopefully Burton isn’t pulling a Sarkozy and is actually working with MGMT’s people to license their music.

  12. Hans

    Apropros of Wes being everywhere, MGMT’s Time to Pretend may be on the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s new version of Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp. The song was featured in the debut for the 3D trailer of the film at a Comic-Con event last week (see report here).

    For a recreation of the trailer from someone who was at the event, see here. (Note that this isn’t the official trailer that’s since been released to the public.) Hopefully Burton isn’t pulling a Sarkozy and is actually working with MGMT’s people to license their music.

  13. anonymous

    “least religious” is really just coded speak for “least christian.” It pisses me off greatly.

  14. anonymous

    “least religious” is really just coded speak for “least christian.” It pisses me off greatly.

  15. anon

    i resent the “least religious” category. technically it should be called “least observant.”

    whether you go to church or not has nothing to do with your belief in a higher power

  16. anon

    i resent the “least religious” category. technically it should be called “least observant.”

    whether you go to church or not has nothing to do with your belief in a higher power

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