Paying tuition never looked so bucolic
Please put your iPhone back in your Patagonia sweatshirt pocket for a second. Apparently it’s time to rethink the idea that the Wesleyan student body is entirely made up of students from upper-class families, at least according to new data from the New York Times. In conjunction with an article on colleges recruiting from an increasingly diverse set of economic backgrounds, the Times has published a chart comparing the economic diversity of various schools. And Wesleyan has come out at number 13 on the list.
The chart ranks colleges according to a College Access Index, which is based on the percent of the past few freshman classes who came from low-income families (measured by the share receiving a Pell grant) and on the net price of attendance for low- and middle-income families. The data states that 18% of freshman classes arriving 2012-14 have received Pell grants, and that the average cost for low- and middle-income students is $8,700 a year. This gives Wesleyan a College Access Ranking of 1.5, putting us below Amherst and above Williams, for reference.
From the Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) Office:
You are invited to be a part of the 6th Annual Social Justice Leadership Conference. The mission of The Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) is a collaborative effort which provides a space for students, student groups, community members, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss social justice and to learn and refine leadership skills. SJLC seeks to empower its participants to create change by applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the conference.
A key part of the SJLC are the breakout sessions, where students, student groups, alumni, community members, faculty and staff facilitate sessions in their area of interest, expertise, or passion. Sessions focus on leadership skills that may be applied to any social movement and on the many manifestations of injustice and how participants can be involved in creating change. To view past conference sessions click HERE. SJLC provides participants with resources and opportunities for engagement on campus, in Middletown, in Connecticut and across the globe.
This year’s conference theme is Access, Equity, and Inclusion and will be held on Saturday, October 26th. We encourage you to submit a session proposal and to be part of this amazing day! Session proposals are being accepted until Friday, September 27, 2013 at 4pm. Click HERE for the link to submit a proposal.
Deadline: Friday, September 27th at 4pm
Link: Submit you proposals HERE