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

A sheet of music song

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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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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Dancer on stage during Wesleyan Confucious Day

02 Feb

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

Wesleyan’s Confucius Institute will celebrate the most important holiday in Chinese culture—New Year! it'll include a performance of traditional Chinese dances, songs and music.

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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

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.

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.

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YUNFAN ZHOU

From Henan, China, YunFan Zhou ‘18 is an applied mathematical science and pre-engineering double major. The recipient of a Trustee Scholarship, YunFan is the first person in her family to earn a college degree. She credits the professors at Wesleyan for preparing her to reach her goal of becoming a computer engineer.

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.

Professor James Ogden stands in front of bookcase in his office

James Ogden

Assistant Professor of Theatrical Design

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. 

NICOLA WATSON ’04 STANDS IN studio in front of Mannigan with her designed dress on.

NICOLA WATSON ’04

Nicola is a summa cum laude graduate who studied studio art, AMC, and film and media at Wesleyan. She began her career as a children’s clothing designer for Target. Today Nicola is a fashion designer for Abercrombie Fitch. In 2009 she founded Le Fashion Lab, a fashion school in Atlanta.

Brittany Pye in Paris

Brittany Pye ’16

Before she graduated, Brittany secured a job working on audits for government and nonprofit organizations as a staff accountant at Mauldin & Jenkins in Atlanta. As an accounting, international business, and international relations triple major, Brittany hopes to work with international organizations in the future.

Alumnae Pilar Wilder smiles for the camera

PILAR WILDER ’01

As a freshman, Pilar founded the West African dance club called Harambee African Tribal Sounds Unlimited. Today Pilar serves as the executive director of the group now named Hayiya Dance Theatre, Macon’s oldest dance company specializing in West African dance. She has taught hundreds of students to dance and to appreciate dance.

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