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

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17 Oct - 14 Dec

Iran: Women Only. Photographs by Randy H. Goodman

Ms. Goodman’s portraits show the life of today’s Iranian woman:their playful spirit, shopping, and wearing colorful clothing.

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10 Jan

Wesleyan Market

9 AM. Front campus. This event features locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry.

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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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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 SOFIA RAMIREZ stands smiling outside with arms crossed looking at the camera.

SOFIA RAMIREZ

Lane Scholar Sofia ’19 is double majoring in art history and studio art and plans to pursue a career as a museum curator. “Wesleyan helped me recognize myself as a leader and hone my leadership skills.” Sofia serves as a resident advisor, peer mentor, and as a member of SGA.

Student AMINATA ARIMAH smiles while sitting at her computer.

AMINATA ARIMAH

After graduation, Aminata ’17 plans to attend graduate school to become a licensed nurse practitioner and eventually open a free clinic in Dakar, Senegal. Ami hopes to educate people there about diabetes and hypertension. As a student at Wesleyan she participates in many events that promote good health in the community.

Selfie of KATIE KNIGHTON

KATIE KNIGHTON

Katie Knighton ’17 is a double major in advertising and marketing communication and studio art who has recently finished an internship in the Disney College Program. After graduation she hopes to work for Disney and is currently researching jobs in creative marketing and advertising.

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. 

Professor James Ogden stands in front of bookcase in his office

James Ogden

Assistant Professor of Theatrical Design

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.

ZAHNA BIGHAM smiles for the camera outside.

ZAHNA BIGHAM ‘18

As a biology major with a full-tuition scholarship, Zahna investigated the expression of cell surface signaling molecules in cervical cancer cell lines in the laboratory of Dr. Wanda Schroeder. This Wesleyan experience prepared Zahna for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) with the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. During this all-expense-paid stipend-based internship funded by the National Institutes of Health, Zahna learned the importance of holistically caring for patients.

Alumnae Shelby Rivers smiles for the camera

SHELBY RIVERS ’16

Shelby  earned a double major in psychology and music. Her interest is research, so as a student she interned with Dr. Brooke Bennett-Day as a research assistant and a teaching assistant. She is currently pursuing an academic career path in a PhD program at Baylor University.

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.

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