Princeton Review Rankings 2011

Because they are the standards by which everyone should choose their college, here is how we ranked in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review Best Colleges:

Wesleyan 2011 Princeton Review Rankings
Now, here are our rankings from last year:

2010 Princeton Review WesleyanWe essentially did worse in every category we were ranked in last year.  The only improvement comes in “Best College Theater,” where we squeezed in this year after not being ranked at all among the top 20 last year.

To be honest, the Princeton Review is insulting us.  They’re calling us mainstream.  Look at the categories where we’re no longer ranked:

Pretty soon, the Tea Party fanatics are going to be sending their kids here instead of dissing us at their conventions, the renovated Squash Courts building will be renamed for Sarah Palin, and the free New York Times copies will be replaced with free Fox News Channel subscriptions.  Hellooo Glen Beck!

Okay, maybe the Princeton Review doesn’t matter, but let’s Keep Wes Weird anyway folks.

62 thoughts on “Princeton Review Rankings 2011

  1. don't worry; its not a big deal

    even with these less improved rankings, our application pool continues to increase. And hopefully the “pothead atheists” referred to in #20 won’t use princeton review to determine which schools are accepting . I’m sure they’d be more inclined to read personal descriptions of the school than bullshit rankings, anyway. So fuck the princeton review rankings; we are unbreakable

  2. don't worry; its not a big dea

    even with these less improved rankings, our application pool continues to increase. And hopefully the “pothead atheists” referred to in #20 won’t use princeton review to determine which schools are accepting . I’m sure they’d be more inclined to read personal descriptions of the school than bullshit rankings, anyway. So fuck the princeton review rankings; we are unbreakable

  3. Anonymous

    Wesleyan isn’t exactly welcoming to frosh? What are YOU smoking? The only place where Wes isn’t welcoming to frosh would be the ACB. And quite honestly, who is nice to who on the ACB?
    In real life, even as a prefrosh, the environment I encountered at Wesleyan was the most welcoming one of so many campuses, of so many towns even.

  4. Anonymous

    Wesleyan isn’t exactly welcoming to frosh? What are YOU smoking? The only place where Wes isn’t welcoming to frosh would be the ACB. And quite honestly, who is nice to who on the ACB?
    In real life, even as a prefrosh, the environment I encountered at Wesleyan was the most welcoming one of so many campuses, of so many towns even.

  5. Dirk

    SMOKE WEED! and to hell with the university for continuing its official stance of being in favor of marijuana criminalization. WESLEYAN FUNDS THE DRUG CARTELS!

  6. Dirk

    SMOKE WEED! and to hell with the university for continuing its official stance of being in favor of marijuana criminalization. WESLEYAN FUNDS THE DRUG CARTELS!

  7. anon

    Yeah, now how will all the pothead atheists know which liberal arts school will fully embrace them (after their freshman year however since we all know that Wes isn’t especially welcoming to frosh.)
    STFU

  8. anon

    Yeah, now how will all the pothead atheists know which liberal arts school will fully embrace them (after their freshman year however since we all know that Wes isn’t especially welcoming to frosh.)
    STFU

  9. anon

    Although these rankings may be bullshit, they still influence many applicants’ final decisions. those who live too far away to visit and do not have access to college counselors have few other resources.

  10. anon

    Although these rankings may be bullshit, they still influence many applicants’ final decisions. those who live too far away to visit and do not have access to college counselors have few other resources.

  11. anon

    They use surveys from students at the schools and often they send the surveys to the admissions office. So the admissions office can give it to a group of students who work there who may be awesome, but may represent only a certain segment of the campus. The rankings are bullshit anyway.

  12. anon

    They use surveys from students at the schools and often they send the surveys to the admissions office. So the admissions office can give it to a group of students who work there who may be awesome, but may represent only a certain segment of the campus. The rankings are bullshit anyway.

  13. Blots

    Before I can really even give an opinion on this – how do they decide these rankings? Isn’t it from student surveying?

  14. Blots

    Before I can really even give an opinion on this – how do they decide these rankings? Isn’t it from student surveying?

  15. A-Batte

    Guys, isn’t being ranked in the Princeton Review in the first place mainstream? We should be proud we barely fit into what have to be three of the most boringly-named categories ever conceived. Seriously, commenters, we can be better hipsters than this.

    On that same train of thought: #12, it’s not that we’re no longer a bunch of enlightened hyper-liberals; we just kept it up after it stopped being cool (read: everyone is used to Obama being president now. Speaking of, what’s the most prominent tag in the Wesleying tag cloud right now?).

  16. A-Batte

    Guys, isn’t being ranked in the Princeton Review in the first place mainstream? We should be proud we barely fit into what have to be three of the most boringly-named categories ever conceived. Seriously, commenters, we can be better hipsters than this.

    On that same train of thought: #12, it’s not that we’re no longer a bunch of enlightened hyper-liberals; we just kept it up after it stopped being cool (read: everyone is used to Obama being president now. Speaking of, what’s the most prominent tag in the Wesleying tag cloud right now?).

  17. anon

    this is still somewhat sad to me. i chose to come to wes precisely for those reasons and as the rankings show, it is evident around me that some of the “pot-smoking, atheist, environmentalist” attributes are disappearing.

  18. anon

    this is still somewhat sad to me. i chose to come to wes precisely for those reasons and as the rankings show, it is evident around me that some of the “pot-smoking, atheist, environmentalist” attributes are disappearing.

  19. anon

    THIS is some bullshit. we need to get those rankings back. Everyone, we need to make this year the pot-smokingist, most atheist, most radically environmentalist year ever in Wesleyan’s history.

  20. anon

    THIS is some bullshit. we need to get those rankings back. Everyone, we need to make this year the pot-smokingist, most atheist, most radically environmentalist year ever in Wesleyan’s history.

  21. mm

    but the theater ranking is a nice recognition. as the first-ever completely student run theater company, second stage re-shaped the student theater culture around the country in the 1970s. that wes has one of the best theater cultures in the country is hard to deny. go see somethin’.

  22. mm

    but the theater ranking is a nice recognition. as the first-ever completely student run theater company, second stage re-shaped the student theater culture around the country in the 1970s. that wes has one of the best theater cultures in the country is hard to deny. go see somethin’.

  23. mm

    dude, chill. princeton review never spoke for wes, and it doesn’t now. it’s all bullshit and no one should care.

  24. mm

    dude, chill. princeton review never spoke for wes, and it doesn’t now. it’s all bullshit and no one should care.

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