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We Have History

We Have History

At Wesleyan, “First for Women” isn’t just a catchphrase. It’s a way of life. Founded as the Georgia Female College on December 23, 1836, Wesleyan was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women.

Global Connections

Global Connections

Our students are encouraged to consider a study abroad experience as part of their liberal arts education. These international programs are often life-changing, providing experiences and developing skills that are attractive to future employers.

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Niche ranks Wesleyan as the 4th most diverse college in Georgia. Our population of nearly 700 students (30% minority and 25% international) comes from across the USA and from more than 17 countries.

Educating women to do the extraordinary in their
professions and in service to their communities.

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100%

Of our students have a professional development experience.

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180

Number of years Wesleyan has been educating exceptional women.

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75%

Of our students actively engage in community service.

FOREVER FIRST IN WOMEN'S EDUCATION

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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.

 

TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND A WOMEN'S COLLEGE

FOUR YEARS

The majority of women's college undergraduates earn their degrees in four years.

GRADUATE DEGREE

Graduates of women's colleges are almost twice as likely to earn a graduate degree as any other group.

BETTER PREPARED

Graduates of women's colleges are almost twice as likely as all other graduates to say they felt better prepared for life after college.

CONFIDENCE

Women's colleges receive higher ratings for helping students develop self-confidence, make effective decisions, solve problems, and think analytically and creatively.

SATISFACTION

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.

SUCCESS

Graduates of women's colleges make up more than 20% of women in Congress.

VARSITY ATHLETICS

Students at women's colleges are almost three times more likely to be involved in varsity athletics than at co-ed public universities.

CORPORATE

Graduates of women's colleges represent 30% of a Businessweek list of rising women in corporate America.

ALUMNAE

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.

EFFECTIVE

Women's colleges receive higher ratings than all other colleges for helping students learn to write and speak effectively.

Welcome To Wesleyan

“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

25%

Of student population is international

29

Number of majors we offer including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree

81%

Of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

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.

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Visit our Campus

Visit our Campus

Tour our beautiful 200-acre campus featuring Georgian architecture, lush green spaces, recreational facilities, residence halls, and worship center.

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NCAA Division III Athletics

NCAA Division III Athletics

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.

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