I just looked to see if W&J has the same reputation as they did when my daughter was considering it...sure enough...it’s still a great school.
The college has a focus on preparing students for graduate school and professional programs. Across all disciplines, 85% to 90% of students who apply to such programs receive offers of admission. Among students who apply to medical school or related health graduate programs, 90% of students gain admission. Approximately 11% of all current W&J alumni are physicians and engineers, making the college third in the nation per capita for producing doctors and scientific researchers. Among students who apply to law school, approximately 90% of students gain admission.
Also, I went to a few fraternity parties there around 1962-63 when I was in nursing school in Pittsbugh. They were Phi Delts. One guy is now a retired dentist, and the other is a lawyer.
It was and still is a good school for the sons and daughters of blue collar people who may be the first of their family to atten college.
I don't think they can do that any more (tuition alone is about $25k) but the quality is well worth it.
This round of violence is very distubing and disheartening. I do not think it will continue without a backlash, given the ethnic makeup of the city.