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

A sheet of music song

22 Jan

Pianist Dominic Cheli

7 PM. Burden Parlor. Pianist Cheli is first prize winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Season tickets: $80 adults, $40 students (Wesleyan faculty/staff $50).

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Common Thread

24 Jan - 01 Mar

Exhibit: Common Thread

Opening 1/24; 6PM. Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Bldg.
Pierce Chapel Thur 1/24; 11:15 AM. (Convocation) Panel discussion with artists moderated by Jeffrey Bruce.

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Dancer on stage during Wesleyan Confucious Day

02 Feb

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

Wesleyan’s Confucius Institute will celebrate the most important holiday in Chinese culture—New Year! it'll include a performance of traditional Chinese dances, songs and music.

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TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND WESLEYAN

PHDs not TAS

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

Selfie of KENNEDY JONES

KENNEDY JONES

Kennedy ’19 is earning her Wesleyan degree in political science with a pre-law track. She spent the summer of 2016 interning as a legal assistant with the Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office. Her career goal is to serve in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps.

Student ALLISON CROCHET Sits in rocking chair on the porch.

ALLISON CROCHET

Allison ’18 is double majoring in chemistry and English. A liberal arts education has helped her “find a balance between an aptitude for science and a talent/passion for literature and writing. Wesleyan has allowed me to merge these interests and to pursue career tracks that I might not have otherwise considered.”

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.

Professor James Ogden stands in front of bookcase in his office

James Ogden

Assistant Professor of Theatrical Design

Faculty Holly L Boettger Tong in lab

Holly Boettger-Tong

Wesleyan biology professors Dr. Holly Boettger-Tong and Dr. Jim Ferrari led a study abroad trip to Belize where the group visited Mayan ruins, spotted birds, and spent three days at Tobacco Caye exploring reef ecosystems at Glover’s Reef and Mangrove ecology at Southwater Caye Marine Reserve.

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.

Alaina Avera Harrison poses for the camera

Alaina Avera Harrison ’12

Alaina, a Mary Knox McNeill Scholar, earned majors in advertising and marketing communication and communication, and minors in studio art and art history. Since earning her master’s from Candler School of Theology at Emory, Alaina has served as minister to women at Wesleyan Foundation of Macon.

Alumnae HANNA RAWCLIFFE smiles for the camera

HANNA RAWCLIFFE ’13

Hanna is a PhD student in the Virtual Heritage Informatics program at Indiana University. She works in the lab digitizing the Uffizi's sculpture collection.

Alumnae ANNE-KATHRIN WITT ’07 stands in front of ocean.

ANNE-KATHRIN WITT ’07

Anne-Kathrin studied chemistry and economics at Wesleyan, earned a master’s degree from the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and her MBA from Harvard. Previously a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Anne-Kathrin now works at Teva Pharmaceuticals marketing innovative products outside the U.S. and European Union.

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