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

music

28 Mar

Georgia On My Mind

7PM. Porter Auditorium. Enjoy an evening of old sweet songs featuring Georgia music from the Middle Georgia Concert Band! Free/open to the public.

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29 Mar

Family Movie Night

8PM. On the Green. Bring a lawn chair and a cooler and join us for a movie night under the stars! We will be playing a Disney movie on a large outdoor screen.

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Janisse Ray Event2

09 Apr

Janisse Ray Writing Workshop

6PM. Anderson Cabin. Campbell-Stripling Writer in Residence Janisse Ray is a writer, activist, and naturalist who has authored five books and a collection of eco-poetry.

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TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND WESLEYAN

PHDs not TAS

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 ALLISON CROCHET Sits in rocking chair on the porch.

ALLISON CROCHET

Allison ’18 is double majoring in chemistry and English. A liberal arts education has helped her “find a balance between an aptitude for science and a talent/passion for literature and writing. Wesleyan has allowed me to merge these interests and to pursue career tracks that I might not have otherwise considered.”

Ruthy Leona smiles on campus

RUTHY LEON

Ruthy will be graduating in December 2016 as a political science major, pre-law track. During the summer she worked as a business developer/recruiter with a firm that employs more than 500 people. Ruthy will work toward her law degree and a master's degree in international studies.

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.

Faculty Holly L Boettger Tong in lab

Holly Boettger-Tong

Wesleyan biology professors Dr. Holly Boettger-Tong and Dr. Jim Ferrari led a study abroad trip to Belize where the group visited Mayan ruins, spotted birds, and spent three days at Tobacco Caye exploring reef ecosystems at Glover’s Reef and Mangrove ecology at Southwater Caye Marine Reserve.

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 Camille Lacey sits in front of piano.

CAMILLE LACEY ’15

Lane Scholar Camille was a music with vocal emphasis major, member of the Wesleyannes, Concert Choir, and Washboard Band. She enjoyed a study abroad trip to Italy and Austria where she performed in several famous venues. Camille is in the master of music in vocal performance program at the University of South Carolina.

Alumnae Amanda Smoll ’04 plays violin.

Amanda Smoll ’04

Amanda Smoll ’04 earned degrees in business and psychology at Wesleyan and a master’s in marriage and family therapy from Mercer University. This 26-year violinist cultivates her love for the violin by teaching students of all ages. She home-schools her children and has “a career doing something I love.”

Alaina Avera Harrison poses for the camera

Alaina Avera Harrison ’12

Alaina, a Mary Knox McNeill Scholar, earned majors in advertising and marketing communication and communication, and minors in studio art and art history. Since earning her master’s from Candler School of Theology at Emory, Alaina has served as minister to women at Wesleyan Foundation of Macon.

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