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.
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.
Niche ranks Wesleyan as the 4th most diverse college in Georgia. Our population of about 700 students (40% minority and 15% international) comes from across the USA and from about 20 countries.
Graduating from a women’s college significantly increases a woman’s chances of earning a graduate degree.
Women’s college graduates succeed in entering a range of career fields and graduate programs, regardless of their undergraduate major. Research also shows that a women’s college education develops critical skills for life and career. Women’s colleges help students learn to think analytically, bring social and historical perspective to issues, work as part of a team, write and speak effectively, make sound decisions, gain entry to a career, prepare for career change or advancement, and be politically and socially aware.
Women’s college alumnae report more in-class experience with making presentations than their peers at other institutions and are more likely to gain leadership experience in student government and campus media. Research also shows that when students receive honest feedback from faculty it predicts gains in physical health, gains in drive to achieve, and higher college GPAs for female college students.
Learn more about women's colleges by visiting the Women's College Coalition website.
Wesleyan has a great reputation for developing women who are strong, intelligent, and who become leaders in today’s society. Wesleyan has given me the opportunity to learn to work well in group situations with other women who have different personalities but are very intelligent and share similar goals.
Of our students have a professional development experience.
Number of years Wesleyan has been educating exceptional women.
Of our students actively engage in community service.
Average percentage of international student population
Number of majors we offer including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees
Of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields
The majority of women's college undergraduates earn their degrees in four years.
Graduates of women's colleges are almost twice as likely to earn a graduate degree as any other group.
Graduates of women's colleges are almost twice as likely as all other graduates to say they felt better prepared for life after college.
Women's colleges receive higher ratings for helping students develop self-confidence, make effective decisions, solve problems, and think analytically and creatively.
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.
Graduates of women's colleges make up more than 20% of women in Congress.
Students at women's colleges are almost three times more likely to be involved in varsity athletics than at co-ed public universities.
Graduates of women's colleges represent 30% of a Businessweek list of rising women in corporate America.
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.
Women's colleges receive higher ratings than all other colleges for helping students learn to write and speak effectively.
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
Tour our beautiful 200-acre campus featuring Georgian architecture, lush green spaces, recreational facilities, residence halls, and worship center.View More
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.View More