Wesleyan College, one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the United States, welcomes qualified high school graduates from all around the world. An important part of Wesleyan's academic and social life, international students contribute to the diversity and vibrancy of our campus community, bringing their experiences, talents, and perspectives from more than twenty countries in any given year.
At Wesleyan College, women are expected to think, to explore, and to dream big. To meet the demands of a changing world, we educate women to do the extraordinary in their professions and in service to their communities.
Wesleyan offers a safe and friendly atmosphere where faculty and administration are committed to helping ease cultural transition for all students.
Equal pay and equal representation will only happen when more women lead. Wesleyan has designed programs that will prepare and propel students to the top of any ladder.
Accelerate equality. The core values of women’s colleges are based on empowering and elevating the female voice. The power of educated women coming together can overcome biases and influence society. Women’s colleges create a space which prioritizes the female voice, female issues, and female rights.
Strive to move the needle forward on gender parity for women. Women’s colleges attract women who know that the best way to reach gender parity is through the advancement of uniquely female spaces and places which hold space for a woman’s perspective and autonomy.
Empowering Student Experience. Women’s colleges are prepared to transform students into the leaders of tomorrow. Those women who have made the intentional and informed choice to attend a women’s college will gain a competitive edge that happens only at women’s colleges. Graduates of women’s colleges are almost twice as likely as all other graduates to say they felt better prepared for life after college. They are also more likely to be completely satisfied with the quality of their education and feel that it was a good investment.
Support the leaders of tomorrow. Women’s college graduates are twice as likely to attend graduate school.
Attract women from around the globe. As the U.S. population grows more and more diverse, women’s colleges are where you will find the truest representation of our country’s multi-cultural, ethnically vast composition. Wesleyan’s 2022 undergraduate student demographic: 41% African American, 41% White, 7% Hispanics of any race, 11% other. Twenty-two international countries were represented in our 2022 enrollment.
Nurture individual gifts. At Wesleyan we will support and nurture your unique gifts, setting you on a leadership track for the future. Big ideas happen in small places. With an average class size of 20 students, you will be seen, heard, and valued.
Expect students to participate, discuss, debate, and challenge professors. Education is the way to change the world, so use your voice, speak up, and decide how you’re going to change things.
Provide a competitive advantage. Young women get their first bit of experience through meaningful internships which build resumes so all networks of power can open. At Wesleyan, you will participate in prestigious paid or for-credit internship opportunities. These curated and personalized experiences will set you apart with job interviews and graduate school applications.
Career paths are changing rapidly and graduates must draw from a variety of skill sets to adapt to challenges and capitalize on opportunities. A liberal arts education means studying broadly—taking classes in many different subjects—and building skills that are geared toward more than just one profession. This type of elite education can develop intellectual ability and prepare you for many fields in today’s workplace. A liberal arts education prepares you for your first job and your last.
In today’s job market, global competencies like cultural awareness, language, and adaptability are in demand. Virtually all job openings will place significant importance on judgment, decision-making, drawing unexpected connections, communication, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and collaboration. Wesleyan will help you develop the tangible and human skills you need to positively influence people and project outcomes.
Real-world working experience - At elite U.S. colleges like Wesleyan College, you are required to have at least one internship prior to graduation. The experience will connect you with top employers which can build your network and provide future opportunities for beginning your career or entering a graduate program.
Multicultural experiences - The U.S. is home to people from all over the world, each with their own unique cultures and traditions. Its diverse environment ensures that there is acceptance among all communities and there is no room for any sort of discrimination. You’ll be learning with students from different regions of the world thereby making it a rich and stimulating education experience. When you become a member of the Wesleyan community, you agree to adhere to our core values of tolerance, mutual respect, and civility, and to work toward creating a more just, inclusive, and equitable society. As an institution, we provide support, advocacy, and intentional learning opportunities to engage all campus community members in the understanding and awareness of inclusive practices and to foster equitable working, living, and learning environments and shared spaces.
World-class professors - The single most important advantage of a Wesleyan College education is the quality of the interactions you will have with your professors. Our professors are here because they want the opportunity to work closely with students, to get to know them, and to have an impact on their lives. Our professors have high expectations and the work is challenging, but you will find support and a lot of room for self-direction. Since our classes typically have fewer than twenty students, you’ll be expected to debate, discuss, and defend your opinions. Your professors will get to know you and know when you’re ready for a bigger challenge. They will help you choose experiences that are based on your unique strengths, interests, and goals. In every discipline, students have opportunities to work closely with faculty on original work.
Undergraduate research - A hallmark of the Wesleyan experience is the opportunity to conduct research as an undergraduate in the labs of Wesleyan faculty, and our institutional support for the presentation of independent research by students at professional meetings around the country.
Cutting-edge facilities - Many U.S. universities and colleges have highly advanced research laboratories which allow you to take part in groundbreaking research and create innovative new products. At Wesleyan College you’ll find spaces like our Munroe Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility that includes modern teaching laboratories and fully equipped research laboratories; a nursing simulation lab equipped with six human patient simulators and a state-of-the-art control room; an art building with equipment necessary to explore 2D, 3D, and multi-media art making; and so much more.
Athletics – According to a national survey, students at U.S. women’s colleges are almost three times more likely to be involved in varsity athletics than at co-ed public universities. As members of the USA South Athletic Conference, Wesleyan is home to six NCAA Division III sports: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, track, and volleyball, plus equestrian and club/cheer dance teams. About thirty-percent of Wesleyan students participate in College athletics.
Being independent and self-reliant - As an international student in the U.S., you will be living far away from your family and what is familiar to you. While this can be challenging when you first arrive, it is a valuable experience that helps you become independent and gives you the room to grow as a self-reliant individual. Wesleyan is a four-year residential college and most traditional students live on campus. We believe residence hall living provides a healthy environment for you to grow socially and intellectually. You will get to know the women in your residence hall well and form a close-knit and cohesive group. Each step in our living environment prepares students for independent living after college.
The prestige of an American degree - With a U.S. degree, you can stand out to employers as your degree represents the knowledge and experiences you have gained while studying. Your degree helps you access rewarding careers in the U.S. or anywhere in the world. Earning an elite, world-class women’s education will open doors you might not have thought about yet, and prepare you to work shoulder-to-shoulder in male dominated fields.
Located in the center of the state, Macon’s nickname is “The Heart of Georgia.” Situated at the juncture of I-75 and I-16, Macon is easily accessible to travelers coming from any direction. Both ground and air shuttle service is available from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is about 90 miles to the north.
Macon is within easy travel distance from desirable get-away destinations such as:
Macon’s metro population is around 150,000. Not huge, but not so small, either. As a “college town” Macon is home to Wesleyan and three other colleges. Macon is located in the center of the state, not too far from the mountains or from the ocean, and about 90 miles south of Atlanta. Macon is a town of great heritage and tradition where the soul of Georgia lives, offering countless activities for fun-filled days and weekends. Known as a city within a park, our unique and vibrant community offers activities including kayaking and tubing, farmers and craft markets, museums, a water park, restaurants, and a thriving downtown.
Macon is famous for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival which attracts thousand of people from around the world every March. Into sports? Macon is home to professional baseball and hockey teams and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the largest state sports museum in the U.S.
Visit the Macon and Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information. www.maconga.org
Full-Time Day Students
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The Anderson Dining Hall and Hurdle Cafe located in the Olive Swann Porter building serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Saturday and brunch and dinner on Sundays.
The dining hall features salads, pizza, grill items, stir fry, and a rotating menu of hot items each day. There are many vegetarian options available, and the Director of Food Service works with students on an individual basis to accommodate dietary restrictions.
All residential students are provided a meal plan. Residents in the traditional residence halls are entitled to 19 meals per week. Apartment residents receive 10 meals per week and also have fully-equipped kitchens in which to prepare meals.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE CONSIDERED FOR ENTRANCE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS, BASED ON THEIR GPA, TEST SCORES, AND OTHER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS. THE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE OFFERED PER YEAR FROM $5,000 TO $15,000.
When you complete your online application as International First Year Student; you are applying for merit scholarships at the same time. Merit scholarships are awarded based on a comprehensive and holistic review of application materials.
International students can also qualify to compete for premier scholarships during Wesleyan's Scholarship Day in the spring. This is an invitation only event and based on an applicants academics and extracurriculars showcased in admission materials.
All international students under F-1 or J-1 visas must live on campus.
Room and board cost includes a 19-meal plan for students in residence hall.
Institutional fee includes textbooks/course materials.
All international students on J-1 or F-1 visas must have health insurance.
A minimum of 12 credits hours and a maximum of 18 credits hours per semester. With 19 credits or more an additional fee of $525 per credit will be added.
International students under F-1 visa are considered for merit scholarships, based on their GPA.
After submitted your online application; you are applying for scholarships at the same time. You do not need to complete a second application.
You can apply for 12 months of OPT at each education level, (i.e., you may have 12 months of OPT at the bachelor’s level and another 12 months of OPT at the master’s level). If you are an F-1 student earning a degree science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), you may be eligible for the STEM OPT extension. For more information, visit the STEM OPT page on Study in the States.
You can apply for OPT during your program of study, which is known as pre-completion OPT, or after you finish your program of study, know as post-completion OPT.
In order to apply for OPT, F-1 students must request approval from their DSO. A DSO makes this recommendation in SEVIS and by endorsing a student’s Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.” The student must then file the Form I-765, “Application for Employment Authorization” and supporting documents with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and if approved, USCIS will issue a Form I-766, “Employment Authorization Document.” You cannot begin your training until you receive your authorization from USCIS.
Pre-completion OPT is limited to 20 hours per week while school is in session, but can be full-time during breaks and annual vacation.
*International students who are interested in applying after March 15th will need to work directly with the admissions team to receive approval . For consideration, email firstname.lastname@example.org
I love Wesleyan because the low student-to-professor ratio helps me be productive in my classes and encourages me to excel. At Wesleyan, I have reliable sources of help. I am proud to represent my country here.
Wesleyan College is where you will find friendly and dedicated professors and staff. Students are paired with academic advisors who support them in completing their academic schedule. During the admission process, students can expect updates on their admission file, quick responses to questions, and a warm welcome to Wesleyan.
Wesleyan College opened many doors for me. I had the opportunity to travel abroad and explore new cultures. Additionally, I am proud to say that I finished my undergrad within three years in a half. I am a triple major in International Business, Business Administration and Spanish.
Wesleyan is a diverse, warm, and inclusive community with responsible, caring, and knowledgeable professors. Here, I was able to enhance my study through independent research projects with my professors, gain leadership and management skills through organizations and clubs on campus, make friends and experience sisterhood traditions from all over the world.
- Wesleyan President, Meaghan Blight
For students wishing to have a wonderful educational experience with other like – minded women. Your journey begins here at Wesleyan!
Experience the history and culture of another country when you study at Wesleyan. Develop the ability to communicate across language barriers and improve skills like public speaking, negotiating, and academic writing.
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To help guide our students to the next steps after graduation, Wesleyan is committed to teaching the skills necessary to navigate their own career development journey -- from refining their interests and goals, to preparing a resume, to succeeding in a job or graduate school interview, we are here every step along the way.
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 1-5PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10AM-2PM.Event listing
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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.View More