Approximately 700 students from across the U.S. and about 20 countries; approximately 40% women of color; approximately 15% international. Last incoming class: Median SAT 1010; Median ACT 20; Average HS GPA 3.37. Wesleyan College Student Achievement Information (pdf file).
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. Meet our Faculty.
Expenses for Academic Year 2020-2021
Tuition: $23,900 USD; Room & Board: $10,365 USD; $1,200 for the year ($600 per semester - includes the cost of textbooks). Approximately 99% 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. Find out more about Wesleyan's long history of excellence.
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 six USA South Athletic Conference, NCAA Division III athletic teams - basketball, crosscountry, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball - 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 23 major and 30 minor academic programs, as well as eight pre-professional programs - allied health services, dentistry, law (accelerated JD), 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 offers women three accelerated online degree programs: Business, Accounting, and Applied Psychology.
Wesleyan's six graduate programs enroll both men and women — Master of Business Administration, Master of Education in Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, Master of Science in Nonprofit Managment*, and the Master of Music. To review the programs offered at Wesleyan College sorted by CIP code (pdf file).
*Pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools CommissIon on Colleges.
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. Find out more about our beautiful campus.
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.
Tour our beautiful 200-acre campus featuring Georgian architecture, lush green spaces, recreational facilities, residence halls, and worship center.
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.