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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08 Dec

Wesleyan Market

10 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 BRITTNEY CARROLL stands in a field of flowers.

BRITTNEY CARROLL

Brittney ’17 is an environmental studies major and a biology minor. Brittney enjoys studying in the Wesleyan arboretum and knows her future work will be in the natural world, which might include helping animals or conserving our natural resources.

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.

Student ALLISON CROCHET Sits in rocking chair on the porch.

ALLISON CROCHET

Allison ’18 is double majoring in chemistry and English. A liberal arts education has helped her “find a balance between an aptitude for science and a talent/passion for literature and writing. Wesleyan has allowed me to merge these interests and to pursue career tracks that I might not have otherwise considered.”

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.

Elizabeth Bailey holding her award in front of her artwork

Elizabeth Bailey

Dr. Bailey, professor of art at Wesleyan, was honored as a recipient of the fourth annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The award recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality through excellence and service to the arts and humanities.

Sierna Fritz and Nursing students posing for the camera in Jamaica.

Sirena Fritz

Nursing Program Director Fritz and nursing faculty annually take a group of senior nursing students to Jamaica for a week-long medical mission trip. The group visits and assists patients at hospitals and at children’s homes. Students describe the experience as “life changing.”

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HANNAH CALLENDER ’01

Hannah graduated summa cum laude with a degree in mathematics and minors in computer science and music. From Vanderbilt, she earned her master’s and PhD degrees in mathematics with emphasis in mathematical biology. Currently she works as an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Portland.

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.

SARAH BELFLOWER ‘18

Sarah Belflower '18

While at Wesleyan, Sarah earned double majors in religious studies and history. She also served as president of the Council on Religious Unity (CRU) for three years. Sarah says that serving with the diverse student body involved in CRU and learning about unfamiliar cultures and religions in class, were major influences in her decision to enroll in Harvard Divinity School’s (HDS) graduate program after graduation.

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