WHY WESLEYAN?


 

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!

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.

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.

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.
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

The Wesleyan Academy of Lifelong Learning (WALL) offers a wide variety of courses designed to expose you to new ideas and activities in a relaxed and congenial setting, without concern for tests, grades or requirements, other than participation.

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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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09 Apr - 01 May

Senior Art Student Show

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 9, 6PM – 7PM
Senior Art Students share their work in Porter East Gallery at Wesleyan College. Stop by and be inspired.

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One Wesleyan: Forever Purple

26 Apr - 28 Apr

Alumnae Weekend

Join Wesleyan as we share sisterhood and remember why Wesleyan is First for Friends.

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music

28 Apr

Wesleyan Music Students Spring Concert

4PM. Pierce Chapel. Concert featuring Wesleyan Concert Choir, Wesleyannes and the Confucius Institute Singers. Free/open to the public.

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i AM Wesleyan

Selfie of KENNEDY JONES

KENNEDY JONES

Kennedy ’19 is earning her Wesleyan degree in political science with a pre-law track. She spent the summer of 2016 interning as a legal assistant with the Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office. Her career goal is to serve in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps.

Cornelia looks straight into the camera.

Cornelia Seybold

During high school, Cornelia Seybold (Class of 2020) earned an associate’s degree in pre-nursing as a dual enrollment student at Georgia Military College (GMC). She was accepted to Wesleyan through the Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP).

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Valentina Huang ’19

Valentina studies piano, harpsichord, and organ performance. Valentina won the Southeast Young Artist Piano Competition, Georgia Music Teachers Collegiate Concerto Competition, GMTA Collegiate Auditions, and the Rome Symphony Concerto Competition. After graduating from Wesleyan in 2019, 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.  

Jim Ferrari empties truck bed of longleaf pines.

Jim Ferrari

Biology Professor and Arboretum Director Dr. Ferrari lead a group of volunteers in planting a grove of longleaf pines in the Wesleyan Arboretum. The longleaf is among the most endangered ecosystems in North America and provides habitat and a food source for wildlife and purifies the air. 

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.

IHUNANYA stands in hallway of Hospital.

IHUNANYA MBATA ’06

After graduating from Wesleyan Ihus studied at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and London School of Economics and Political Science and earned her medical degree from Duke University. Today Ihus is an internal medicine hospitalist at TeamHealth in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Anh Luong holding candle during Alumnae Weekend ceremony

ANH LUONG ’13

Anh double majored in accounting and business administration. At Wesleyan, she held three internships including at Ernst & Young, Vietnam. Currently Anh is working on her Ph.D. in computer information systems and teaching a computer information systems class at New York's Baruch College City University.

ANGELA WOOLEN ’12 stands with her horse and awards from Equestrian event

ANGELA WOOLEN ’12

Angela started college in 1993 but quit her sophomore year to get married. When she finally returned to Wesleyan she was a full-time reporter with The (Macon) Telegraph and a single mother to two children. Twenty years after she started college, she graduated with a degree in English. She continues to work as a reporter for the newspaper.

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.

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