Of our students have a professional development experience.
Number of years Wesleyan has been educating exceptional women.
Of our students actively engage in community service.
In 1836, Wesleyan College became the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. We take our role as a pioneer in women’s education seriously. Today, we continue to educate women to do the extraordinary in their professions and in service to their communities.
At Wesleyan, women are expected to think, to explore, and to dream big. It’s an environment where no student will ever be told that she can’t do something because it is too hard.
Wesleyan draws a wonderfully eclectic mix of women – about 700 in all – from across the United States and more than twenty countries, bringing to campus a multitude of backgrounds and ethnicities. Wesleyan students choose to study here because they want to test their limits. The bar is set high because our students demand it. First for Women isn’t just a claim to fame - it’s a philosophy that explains why Wesleyan women continue to make history today.
Of student population is international
Number of majors we offer including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees
Of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields
“Everything you do from the moment you step on our campus becomes part of who you are. You will have a unique skill set created both inside and outside of the classroom. The Center for Career Development and From Here to Career exist to help you discover and articulate that, whether your goal is to advance in your current career, begin a new one, or simply continue your education.”
-Sarah Schanck, Director of Career Development
The majority of women's college undergraduates earn their degrees in four years.
Graduates of women's colleges are almost twice as likely to earn a graduate degree as any other group.
Graduates of women's colleges are almost twice as likely as all other graduates to say they felt better prepared for life after college.
Women's colleges receive higher ratings for helping students develop self-confidence, make effective decisions, solve problems, and think analytically and creatively.
Alumnae of women's colleges are more likely to be completely satisfied with the quality of their education and feel that it was a good investment.
Graduates of women's colleges make up more than 20% of women in Congress.
Students at women's colleges are almost three times more likely to be involved in varsity athletics than at co-ed public universities.
Graduates of women's colleges represent 30% of a Businessweek list of rising women in corporate America.
Graduates of women's colleges believe their network of alumnae plays a great role for being accepted to graduate school and finding a first job.
Women's colleges receive higher ratings than all other colleges for helping students learn to write and speak effectively.
Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.View More
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Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.Learn More