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45 Wyllys Ave., Middletown, CT 06459
The rear of 'College Row.'
Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut. Wesleyan emphasizes undergraduate instruction in the arts and sciences. It grants research master's degrees in many academic disciplines, and grants PhD degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Math and Computer Science, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Music, and Physics. Wesleyan occupies a 360-acre campus, with over 340 buildings, including the five-building College Row; Olin Memorial Library; Andrus Public Affairs Center; the Exley Science Center; Shanklin and Hall-Atwater Laboratories; the Van Vleck Observatory; and 11-building Center for the Arts complex. Fall 2015 enrollment was 2897 undergraduate and 241 graduate students.
Notable alumni include TV producer/screenwriter/filmmaker Joss Whedon; producer/director Alex Kurtzman; filmmaker Michael Bay; screenwriter Zak Penn; "Hamilton" playwright/actor/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda; filmmaker Paul Weitz; science fiction author Jack McDevitt; thriller authors Robin Cook and Robert Ludlum; comic book writer Steve Englehart; actors Bradley Whitford and Willie Garson; and actress Dana Delany.
Libraries: Wesleyan University has an extensive library collection, most of which is housed in Olin Memorial Library, which has more than 1.8 million volumes and approximately 10,000 serial subscriptions. The Art Library is housed on the second floor of Olin Library.
The library is open to the public during regular semester public hours. Visitors may use computers in the library to access online resources. Free library cards are available to local clergy and teachers in public and parochial schools, as well as students, faculty and staff at Connecticut College and Trinity College. Residents of Middletown, Cromwell, Durham, Haddam, Higganum, Middlefield and Portland may purchasse library cards for $35 per year. Other Connecticut residents may purchase library cards for $70 per year.
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