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

Picture of woman driving a taxi car.

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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cherry blossom

17 Nov

2019 Miss Cherry Blossom Pageant

7PM. Porter Auditorium. The winner of the Miss Cherry Blossom pageant will go on to compete in the Miss Georgia Competition in June.

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willet library

27 Nov

Georgia Gives Day

Wesleyan College will host our annual day of giving and funds raised will support the Willet Library renovation.

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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

Xinyi Pan in France on a busy street

XINYI PAN

Xinyi Pan is a triple major in accounting, business administration, and economics with a double minor in finance and mathematics who will graduate in 2017. Xinyi enjoyed an internship as a tax assistant in Macon-Bibb County Senior Center. After graduation she plans to pursue her master’s degree in auditing.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Noelle Goodman looks into the camera

NOELLE GOODMAN ’07

Noelle majored in music and elementary education. After graduation she began working as a choir teacher in Augusta before transitioning to her current position as a music teacher in Perry, Georgia. She describes her experiences at Wesleyan fondly saying, “It helped mold and shape me into the person I am today.”

alumnae Sylvia Gonsahn- Bollie smiles as she is highlighted for young alumnae award

SYLVIA GONSAHN-BOLLIE ’06

A cum laude biology graduate, Sylvia serves as a primary care physician specializing in preventative medicine and chronic disease management at Bon Secours Health System in Richmond, VA. While in medical school at George Washington University, she completed a resident rotation at the National Institute of Health Office of Disease Prevention.

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