The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan University as its #1 Impact School for 2019.
“These 25 schools were selected based on student ratings and responses to survey questions covering community service opportunities at their school, student government, sustainability efforts, and on-campus student engagement. We also took into account PayScale.com’s percentage of alumni from each school that reported having high job meaning.”
Since the Princeton Review created this category in 2015, Wesleyan has remained at the top of the list. According to our Civic Action Plan, we wish to be “an increasingly “Engaged University” where we prepare our students to engage in civic participation throughout their lives and where civic responsibility is a visible institutional commitment.” Wesleyan University provides students with a myriad of opportunities for making an impact, from tutoring with the Center for Prison Education, to feeding those in need through Food Rescue, or making sustainable practices a little bit easier and more accessible through the Office of Sustainability. Wesleyan also builds student capacity for making an impact through hands-on learning in the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life. Current courses include the Patricelli Center Fellowship, the Nonprofit Board Residency, and Youth, Power and Social Change.