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

Common Thread

24 Jan - 01 Mar

Exhibit: Common Thread

Opening 1/24; 6PM. Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Bldg.
Pierce Chapel Thur 1/24; 11:15 AM. (Convocation) Panel discussion with artists moderated by Jeffrey Bruce.

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23 Feb

123rd Annual STUNT!

7PM. Porter Auditorium. A student-produced musical revue and competition for the coveted STUNT cup. Proceeds benefit scholarships. Tickets: $7 per person/$5 students.

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28 Feb

LAMAR LECTURE: Amy Sherald

11:15AM. She is a painter based in Maryland who looks to enlarge historical realism by telling African-American stories within their own tradition. Free/open to the public.

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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

Jessica Etheridge looks up into the camera

JESSICA ETHERIDGE

Jessica ’17 is a double major in accounting and business administration with a double minor in finance and economics who is currently working as an accountant in Macon, Georgia. In the future she plans to take the CPA exam and work as a forensic accountant.

Student Jing (Bliss) Lan stands in from of Museum of Modern Art

Jing (Bliss) Lan

Bliss '18 is a triple major in international business, business administration, and music with a double minor in French and economics. Enjoys aiding the faculty as a research assistant in the Business Department. Credits Wesleyan with helping build her, leadership skills, and confidence to acheive her goal of starting a transnational business.

Student BRITTNEY CARROLL stands in a field of flowers.

BRITTNEY CARROLL

Brittney ’17 is an environmental studies major and a biology minor. Brittney enjoys studying in the Wesleyan arboretum and knows her future work will be in the natural world, which might include helping animals or conserving our natural resources.

Sierna Fritz and Nursing students posing for the camera in Jamaica.

Sirena Fritz

Nursing Program Director Fritz and nursing faculty annually take a group of senior nursing students to Jamaica for a week-long medical mission trip. The group visits and assists patients at hospitals and at children’s homes. Students describe the experience as “life changing.”

Ying Zhen on front steps of Tate

Ying Zhen

Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Zhen was a guest speaker at Georgia Immigration Conference, as an expert on how English-language proficiency affects foreign-born immigrants' labor market performance and earnings in the U.S., especially female immigrants.

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.  

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.

Alumnae JENNIFER MOORE smiles for the camera

JENNIFER MOORE ’03

Jennifer is a perfect example of the value of a liberal arts education. After graduating from Wesleyan Jennifer went on to earn her law degree. Today Jennifer owns her own firm and represents individuals in family and humanitarian based immigration matters. 

JOSY JONES ’12 outside

JOSY JONES ’12

Shortly after graduation Josy founded her own theatre initiative, The Chameleon Village Theatre Company, whose goal is to use site-specific theatre to highlight underutilized spaces around Macon, to provide local artists and writers a venue for their craft, and to give local artists and businesses the opportunity to work together in innovative ways.

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