WHY WESLEYAN?


 

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Admission and How to Apply

Overwhelmingly, the majority of women in leadership roles around the world are graduates of women’s colleges. Get your application started today!

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Being a Wesleyanne

What’s life like at Wesleyan? Close-knit and hands-on. Find your place among our many organizations, performing arts groups, and religious, social, and academic clubs.

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Campus Tour Schedule a Visit

Our beautiful 200-acre lake-side campus is nestled in a north Macon suburb. Tour our Georgian architecture, lush green spaces, recreational facilities, residence halls, and worship center.

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Degrees Majors and Minors

Wesleyan is a place where great minds meet and ideas are conceived, debated, challenged, and defended. Choosing your degree is key to fulfilling your interests and achieving your goals.

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Majors and Minors

Choose between 3 different degree programs: bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, or bachelor of science in nursing, with a total of 29 majors and 32 minors.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Wesleyan offers a comprehensive financial aid program. Review some of the scholarships, grants, and loans are available.

Progressive Programs

WISe

WISe

All first-year students are required to take WISe 101, an introduction to academic life at Wesleyan that focuses on honing academic skills, especially writing and critical thinking.

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Career Development

Career Development

A liberal arts education prepares you for your first job and your last. Wesleyan has a four-year plan to prepare students to make the connection between a liberal arts education and success in the work place.

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Faith on Campus

Faith on Campus

We cherish our long-standing relationship with the Methodist Church. Of course not all of our students are Methodist. Wesleyan women are also Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Buddhist, Muslim, and many others.

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Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives

Wesleyan offers globally themed curricular and extracurricular programs that quite literally extend the campus – bringing the world to Wesleyan and taking Wesleyan students into the world.

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Our academies offer adult programs to the community: Wesleyan Academy for Lifelong Learning (WALL) provides educational and social opportunities to mature learners, and Wesleyan Academy for Professional Development offers Lean/SixSigma courses. 

Go Green

Go Green

Wesleyan College is committed to becoming a model for resource conservation, waste reduction and recycling, sustainability education, and community engagement.

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EVENTS ON CAMPUS

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17 Oct - 14 Dec

Iran: Women Only. Photographs by Randy H. Goodman

Ms. Goodman’s portraits show the life of today’s Iranian woman:their playful spirit, shopping, and wearing colorful clothing.

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10 Jan

Wesleyan Market

9 AM. Front campus. This event features locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry.

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22 Jan

Pianist Dominic Cheli

7 PM. Burden Parlor. Pianist Cheli is first prize winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Season tickets: $80 adults, $40 students (Wesleyan faculty/staff $50).

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TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND WESLEYAN

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81% of Wesleyan’s full-time faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields. A low student-to-professor ratio and classes taught seminar-style assures students receive one-on-one contact and the attention they need.

AFFORDABLE

Regularly ranked as one of America’s Best Value Private Colleges, our tuition is one of the most affordable in the Southeast. 95% of our students receive financial aid. Plus, there is no out-of-state tuition increase.

TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

State-of-the-art science center; award-winning nursing simulation lab; 10,000 sq. ft. art building with 18-seat Macintosh lab; early childhood model classroom; and natural arboretum with outdoor learning laboratory.

DIVERSE

Wesleyan draws an eclectic mix of women from all across the U.S. and more than 20 countries. On average, 20% of Wesleyan’s student population is international.

BEYOND THE CAMPUS

Along with our direct exchange agreements with various schools in Northern Ireland and Asia, our International Study Abroad and Exchange programs extend the boundaries of our campus and widen our educational horizon.

GRAD SCHOOL

The vast majority of our students are accepted into their first choice graduate programs at prestigious schools around the world often having earned double or triple degrees.

PROFESSIONALIsm

Our four-year plan helps students make connections between a liberal arts education and success in the workplace. Students can view and apply for jobs on the nation’s largest entry-level job board.

ATHLETICS

Wesleyan offers competition in six NCAA Division III sports: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Our award-winning equestrians compete in IHSA events.

FAITH & SERVICE

As a college supported by Methodists from it’s earliest days, Wesleyan has a long tradition of service to the community. In fact, more than 75% of our students actively engage in community service.

Liberal Arts

Today’s employers are seeking traditionally labeled “soft skills” in their hires’ resumes. These include the hallmarks of a liberal arts education: leadership, teamwork ability, communication skills, and problem solving.

i AM Wesleyan

Student AMINATA ARIMAH smiles while sitting at her computer.

AMINATA ARIMAH

After graduation, Aminata ’17 plans to attend graduate school to become a licensed nurse practitioner and eventually open a free clinic in Dakar, Senegal. Ami hopes to educate people there about diabetes and hypertension. As a student at Wesleyan she participates in many events that promote good health in the community.

student ASHAUNTI SAMMS smiles for the camera.

ASHAUNTI SAMMS

Ashaunti is a double major in theatre and English with a minor in communication. During the summer, she interned as a tech assistant for the New Grove African Theatre and aspires to be in the entertainment industry as a writer and actor.

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Valentina Huang ’19

Valentina studies piano, harpsichord, and organ performance, works as an accompanist for the music department, and is a member of the Concert Choir. During her first two years at Wesleyan, Valentina won the Southeast Young Artist Piano Competition, Georgia Music Teachers Collegiate Concerto Competition, GMTA Collegiate Auditions, and most recently, the Rome Symphony Concerto Competition. After graduating from Wesleyan, Valentina plans to earn an advanced degree in performance. 

Faculty member Michael McGhee smiles for the camera in front of Wesleyan Organ

Michael McGhee

Associate Professor of Music Michael McGhee produced a CD of solo organ music, Tapestry, recorded in Wesleyan’s Porter Auditorium on the College’s historic Aeolian organ. Recently it was featured on the national broadcast of the Pipedreams, airing on about 145 NPR stations across the country.  

Professor James Ogden stands in front of bookcase in his office

James Ogden

Assistant Professor of Theatrical Design

Elizabeth Bailey holding her award in front of her artwork

Elizabeth Bailey

Dr. Bailey, professor of art at Wesleyan, was honored as a recipient of the fourth annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The award recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality through excellence and service to the arts and humanities.

Alumnae Alicen Hilton as a student in the Munroe Science Center Nursing Lab

ALICEN CROSS HILTON ’15

Alicen had the highest HESI exam score in her class, which earned her Wesleyan’s first Thomas C. Burke Nursing Scholarship. Graduating near the top of her class, Alicen accepted a position at Navicent Health in Macon, where she had been serving as a nurse extern.

Anjola Uprety '18

Anjola Uprety '18

Munroe Scholar Anjola Uprety double majored in chemistry and applied mathematical science. During the summer of 2017, Anjola worked on a collaborative project with two professors at Purdue University’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Purdue has one of the most reputable materials science and engineering programs in the U.S.

Alumnae ANNE-KATHRIN WITT ’07 stands in front of ocean.

ANNE-KATHRIN WITT ’07

Anne-Kathrin studied chemistry and economics at Wesleyan, earned a master’s degree from the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and her MBA from Harvard. Previously a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Anne-Kathrin now works at Teva Pharmaceuticals marketing innovative products outside the U.S. and European Union.

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