For the second time ever, Wesleyan received over 700 applications for Early Decision 1. This year, the Office of Admission reviewed 718 applications for ED1 and sent out 279 acceptance letters to high school seniors who can now rest assured: their senioritis will not be getting any better next semester.
According to Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Meislahn, just over half of the Class of 2022 will be made up of students who are accepted through early decision rounds. This has been the case for some time, and is probably a reason why we have nice things and special traditions.
Remember how excited you were when you got into Wes back in Spring 20__? You immediately joined the WesAdmits20__ Facebook group, and absurdity ensued. There were those handful of kids who friended everybody in the group (including over-zealous freshman “upperclassmen” ready to share their first-year wisdom). The oh-so-necessary roommate survey thread started (wait, Wes randomly assigns roommates?!). “What colleges did you pick Wes over” (lol I was rejected from Brown too). “Let’s meet-up prior to spending four years together!” “About how many quarters do you think I’ll need for a year’s worth of laundry” (wtf is this M-Town Ca$$)? As the illustrious Laiya Ackman ’15 notes: “Freshman are fucking weird.”
Thanks to the brilliant minds of other jaded college students, there is now a whole site devoted to making fun of the rising freshman class: Freshmemes, the cleaned-up version of Accepted2016. Hours of giggles at your future classmates are now possible!
Quotes from both the WesAdmits2016 group and Freshmemes after the jump:
From Mo(rice) Hill ’14 comes an opportunity to stay up all night…to make friends for life. C’mon guys, Ray-Ban inspired, how can that secret hipster inside of you resist the offer?
Do you have a severe case of wesdrawl? Suffer no longer! Whether you’re sitting in your parents’ house in Manila or laying in bed in the Butts, you can now virtually walk around campus through the Street View function on Google Maps.
As the Official Google Blog itself put it, “Whether you’re a current student trying to familiarize yourself with campus, an applicant assessing your options or an alumnus feeling nostalgic, the Street View feature in Google Maps can be your tour guide without the backward walking.” An LA Times blog post linked to by the Wesleyan Facebook observes that prospective students and their families can now “imagine strolling along the Charles River at Boston University or enjoying the sunshine at Wesleyan University’s Foss Hill, right on the computer.”