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We're the little guy, and we like it that way because we know that big ideas start in small classes. We're small by design, so we can keep the focus on our students. Professors and students are friends on Facebook. Students text professors questions about assignments. The biggest lecture hall on campus? It could fit in a big school's "small" lecture hall.
About that small-class thing: Our full-time faculty members are in those small classes, asking questions and pushing students to think in new ways. Add to that fieldwork, internships and study abroad, where students experience real-world concepts in real time, and you'll see why our students love it here. Just talk to one of our professors for a few minutes; you'll be ready to sign up for a class, too.
The world needs bold thinkers to challenge and lead, and many students will need graduate degrees to get there. We see that, and that's why we emphasize critical thinking and analytical reasoning. They are the skills that prepare students for graduate school and professional careers. Students learn more than facts – they learn to think for themselves.
How do you spot a Wesleyan grad? Look in Congress, the state legislature, or behind the bench in a courtroom. Spot executives and managers in all types of businesses large and small, or look in a local classroom and watch a teacher inspire a child. Across many fields, our graduates are problem-solvers who relish new challenges and love to step up to the plate. And why not? They practiced it here.
We're an excellent university, and we're affordable. U.S. News & World Report has ranked us in the no. 1 tier of regional universities two years in a row, and our bottom-line price is below many in our class. And our students know we're affordable, too; last year, 99 percent of entering freshman received some form of scholarship or grant.
As the longest-running higher education institution in Fort Worth, we're a small school with a big legacy. We have one of only two law schools in DFW. U.S. News & World Report ranked us one of the top part-time law programs in 2011. While they were at it, they ranked our pioneering graduate nurse anesthesia program a 'Best Grad School' in nursing-anesthesia. Big things really do come in small packages.
The "Elevator Speech"
We've been doing great things at Texas Wesleyan for more than 120 years – and we're just getting started.
We think smaller at Texas Wesleyan. Smaller means we're teaching students to think for themselves in small classes. Smaller means we're sized to prepare students for graduate school, or a professional career. Smaller means our faculty really does transform the lives of students.