Quick Facts Student Profile
Approximately 700 students from across the U.S. and about 20 countries; approximately 40% women of color; 15% international. Last incoming class: Median SAT 1030; Median ACT 23; Average HS GPA 3.5. Wesleyan College Student Achievement Information.
The majority of full-time faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields. A low student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students are known by more than a number. Most classes have less than 20 students. There are no big lecture halls at Wesleyan. To encourage discussion, classes are taught seminar style by professors, not by teaching assistants.
Expenses for Academic Year 2018-2019
Tuition: $22,000 USD; Room & Board: $9,860 USD; Wesleyan Experience Fee: $1,000 (includes the cost of textbooks). Approximately 90% of undergraduate students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans.
Founded in 1836, Wesleyan was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Every year since then, Wesleyan women have been making history. 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’s too hard.
Wesleyan is a four-year residential college and most traditional students live on campus. We believe residence hall living provides a healthy environment for students to grow socially and intellectually. Students may try out for any of Wesleyan’s five USA South Athletic Conference, NCAA Division III athletic teams - basketball, crosscountry, soccer, softball, and tennis - our award-winning IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) equestrian team, or join any of our many clubs and organizations.
The acceptance rate of Wesleyan students into medical, law, business, and other graduate programs is exemplary. Wesleyan offers undergraduate degrees in 29 major and 32 minor academic programs, as well as eight pre-professional programs - allied health services, dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, pharmacy, seminary, and veterinary medicine - plus the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA). Students also have the option to self-design their own major, combining two or more interdisciplinary major programs. Because Wesleyan students are advised individually by faculty mentors, a large number of students are able to double major, and many triple major. Undergraduate courses are offered during the day and evening. Wesleyan also offers a dual-degree program in engineering with the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta; Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama; and Mercer University in Macon. Wesleyan's two graduate programs enroll both men and women — the Executive Master of Business Administration and the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education. To review the programs offered at Wesleyan College sorted by CIP code, click here.
Wesleyan offers a strong merit scholarship program and is recognized as one of the nation’s most affordable selective colleges. Because we are committed to helping every qualified young woman afford a Wesleyan education, we set our tuition well below that of most private colleges. In fact, according to the editors of USA TODAY and The Princeton Review, Wesleyan is among the nation’s Best Value Private Colleges because of our low cost of attendance and near-perfect academic ratings. Between scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment, Wesleyan's cost of tuition can be much lower than many public schools. THERE IS NO INCREASE IN TUITION FOR OUT OF STATE STUDENTS.
Our beautiful 200-acre wooded campus, along with historically significant buildings, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Wesleyan College Historic District. Wesleyan is nestled in a northern suburb of Macon, about ninety minutes south of Atlanta. Beautiful, white-columned Georgian-styled buildings surround a classic quadrangle that plays host to many college events. Our 150-year-old trees are a beautiful contrast to our recently renovated residence halls; multi-million-dollar athletic, wellness, and equestrian facilities; and multi lab science center.
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.View More
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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.Learn More