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Wesleyan Ranks #21 in Forbes Best Colleges


Ladies, gentlemen, others, the time you’ve all been waiting for: college rankings.  In the America’s Top Colleges 2012, as seen by Forbes, Wesleyan ranks…

  • #21 of all colleges, and
  • #20 of all private colleges.

That brings us back to our 2008 ranking (the first by Forbes), but down from ranking at #15 in 2010.  That is, however, much higher than #37 in 2009 and #35 in 2o11.  We ranked fourth in the ‘Cac this year, with Williams at #2, Amherst at #13, and Bowdoin at #14.  What’s so great about our ranking?  As the #20 private college, we get to round out that slideshow with a photograph of our beloved, exquisite Usdan Centre.

Of course, Forbes paints a spot-on portrait of what Wesleyan is like in its Profile:

[…] This university has one of oldest secret societies in the country, Skull and Serpent; the society is active today, but entry and participation are extremely secretive. Wesleyan University competes in NCAA Division III athletics and the school mascot is the Cardinal. The current president of the university is Michael S. Roth. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick graduated from Wesleyan in 1975; Michael Bay, the producer-director behind Transformers, The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and The Island, graduated from Wesleyan University in 1986.

Get ready for that next batch of prefrosh.